Hastings part in worldwide day that will ‘Stand Up To Racism’

On Tuesday Hastings Trades Council will launch it’s campaign as part of World Day Against Racism. The online event will feature an impressive line up of speakers including Hollington Councillor Maya Evans, Nadia Sayed of Stand Up to Racism and Wilf Sullivan the TUC Race Equality Officer. On Saturday March 20th an international coalition of […]

Making their case for a pay rise – local key-workers meet their MP

‘Disheartened and used’ was how one frontline NHS worked described how he felt when he and a number of colleagues met recently with local MP Sally-Ann Hart. Paul Jones, a porter at the Conquest Hospital, said: “With the NHS pay rise delayed, I feel disheartened and used. Considering that it was key workers who kept the […]

Road to freedom… ‘Let’s make this the last lockdown’ says Hastings MP

Local MP Sally-Ann Hart has issued a statement this afternoon confirming the detailed ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnston in parliament this afternoon. We reproduce Mrs Hart’s statement in full. This afternoon the Prime Minister has laid out a roadmap out of lockdown and back to near normality by the summer, […]

Past, present and future – can Hastings Question Time give you the answers?

Up to 1,000 local people will be able to get involved in a conversation with politicians, leaders of business, the voluntary sector and the NHS this Friday at 7.30pm. Hastings Question Time will see civic leaders answering questions about the impact Covid-19 on our community and debating what the future is for Hastings and St […]

HBC showing ‘solidarity and friendship’ with Japanese cities

At the end of last year, the year that marked the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hastings Borough Council agreed to write to the present day mayors of both cities to show “solidarity and friendship”. It was Councillor Maya Evans who asked councillors to […]

Board ‘celebrates’ submission of its plan with new website outlining its aims

‘Town Deal Board celebrates submission!’ a press release from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) proudly trumpeted yesterday as the local bid for £28.2m of government funds was sent off. And a new website https://www.hastingstowndeal.co.uk/ has been launched to sketch out the objectives of the bid of the Town Investment Plan.. Key objectives include 614 new jobs […]

Actions have consequences, or do they when it comes to local government?

Welcome to The Sunday Supplement a new column that will appear on the last Sunday of each month and consider some of the big issues confronting our town. This month we’re asking what will happen when local council elections take place in May and whether an apparent dissatisfaction with the running of Hastings Borough Council […]

Planning application goes in for 192 new homes on Bulverhythe site

Hastings Borough Council has submitted a planning application to build 192 new homes on land at the rear of Bexhill Road in Bulverhythe. The council says the scheme will provide a range of much needed quality housing including a significant number of affordable homes for local families. Councillor Andy Batsford, lead councillor for housing and […]