Management rationalisation sees Borough Council appoint a managing director

At a special council meeting last week Hastings Borough Councillors confirmed the appointment of Jane Hartnell as the council’s new Managing Director with immediate effect. Ms Hartnell joined Hastings Borough Council (HBC) in 1997 as a committee administrator and worked in several roles before becoming Director for Corporate Resources five years ago. A press release […]

Just five days to protect your right to roam on Hastings Country Park – here’s how you can object to the councils plans for ‘Restriction of Access’

…visitors to the Country Park face being criminalised for harmless activities such as wandering off the path, and picking blackberries… By Bernard McGinley New bylaws are proposed by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) for the Country Park to replace those that have been in force since 1974.   This process began slowly in 2014-15 and is […]

Improved A21 can unleash economic potential and brilliance says MP

Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart says she had a ‘brilliant meeting’ yesterday as part of the A21 Reference Group. The group consists of MPs whose constituencies lie along the A21, representatives from local authorities and Transport for the South East. The group was instrumental in persuading the Government to carry out the most recent upgrade of […]

One year on… Greens brand council’s lack of action as ‘tokenism’

“So far the climate emergency motion feels very much like tokenism from a council determined to carry on with business as usual.” A year after Hastings Borough Council (HBC) declared a climate emergency, the town’s Green Party has condemned the authority for its lack of action.  The climate emergency motion was passed unanimously by HBC’s […]