Batsford – building affordable homes is only way to avert a crisis!

In the most challenging of circumstances the number of rough sleepers in Hastings has been slashed with fewer than ten people sleeping rough around the town on any single night. There are an additional 40 or so former rough sleepers in emergency accommodation as plans are developed for how to move them on in to […]

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 […]

Keeping in touch – councillors plan for ‘virtual surgery’

Residents in St Helens ward will be able to take their issues directly to their councillors in a unique ‘virtual surgery’ being staged towards the end of the month. As Covid-19 restrictions continue to hamper face-to-face meeting St Helens’ councillors Antonia Berelson and Andy Batsford are launching the first Hastings virtual ward surgery to ensure […]

‘Improving lives’ investment in St Leonards has borne fruit says HBC

Leading Labour councillor Andy Batsford says the town’s borough council is a “bold interventionist council determined to improve the lives of our residents.” He was talking after Hastings Borough Council (HBC) carried out a review os a 16 year programme of renewal work in central St Leonards. The £32 million public/private investment has been focussed on […]