Another £340k to finish Country Park visitor centre – oh and ANOTHER £40k a year to run it that wasn’t in the budget

The Country Park’s “brilliant new environmentally sustainable community facility,” that council officers say will, “become a major attraction for people from Kent, Sussex and beyond” will cost local council tax payers an EXTRA £340,000 bringing the total cost of the project to over £1.1m – almost three times the original estimate. Papers published from last […]

Planning underway for next year’s County and Borough elections

Elections for East Sussex County Council are set to take place on May 6th next year alongside elections to Hastings Borough Council that were delayed from May this year. While those elections might still be more than four month away councils are already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote. A […]

Sally–Ann says she’s ‘minded’ to support EU deal

Sally-Ann Hart, Hastings and Rye’s Member of Parliament has responded this afternoon to the news that the UK and the European Union have struck a trade deal that will smooth the UK’s departure from the EU. Here’s what she had to say: “I am delighted that four and half years since the referendum result, today […]

Why is council refusing to publicly correct Batsford’s mistake?

“There is a councillor on the board of directors, always has been right from the start.” Councillor Andy Batsford was categorical at Wednesday night’s meeting of the full borough council that there was an elected member on the board of the Hastings Housing Company. When it later transpired that according to Companies House there are […]

We’re moving in to Tier 3 from Saturday

Hastings Borough Council has urged residents to follow rules, get tested and stay safe as Hastings is set to move in to Tier 3 from Saturday. The Tier change comes after a significant rise in cases in Hastings over the past two weeks. The town’s rate per 100,000 is now 507, which is well over […]