The Hastings Podcast…

Redcently we launched the first edition of The Hastings Podcast and there has been a tremendous response. Here are just a few of the comments we have received… “…I like it’s rolling, entertaining quality.” “Great selection of guests, covering interesting topics. Brilliant stuff.” “Excellent initiative…” “…masterfully steered and negotiated by yourself and your articulate group…” […]

Another County Council consultation – this time children’s services face the axe

Further cost saving by East Sussex County Council could see more than half the county’s childrens’ centre close. This week members of the Labour group on ESCC said the Children’s Service Early Help Strategy was causing ‘deep concerns’ and they urged members of the public to respond to a consultation being undertaken by ESCC that […]

Hitting the most vulnerable hardest – meals on wheels funding under threat

It’s a lie to say that austerity is over, that’s the view of veteran Hastings councillor Godfrey Daniel who says those most in need are being forced to suffer for nothing more than political dogma. Today East Sussex County Council’s lead member for adult social care and health, Conservative councillor Carl Maynard, is likely to initiate […]

Core offer ‘changed the world’

The world changed when East Sussex County Council (ESCC) published it’s ‘core offer’ document towards the end of last year according to council leader Keith Glazier. While the full council debated a proposed budget that would see £5m slashed from spending in the coming financial year Mr Glazier told fellow councillors the authority could have […]

Hidden in plain sight – BID for town centre success

It’s easy to see the negatives but sometimes it takes someone to point out the obvious before we can see the positives. One of those positives right on our doorstep is that when it comes to the rate of vacant commercial property Hastings punches well above its weight – especially for a town recognised as […]

Are the police best choice for youth work cash asks councillor?

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne has secured £890,616 from the government’s Early Intervention Youth Fund to work with young people and attempt to steer them away from a life of crime. The money is also intended to help create what are described as ‘positive youth projects’ in local communities. However Councillor Godfrey […]

Time for dramatic gestures and cross–party cooperation

It’s time for dramatic gestures East Sussex County Council (ESCC) heard yesterday as Hastings’ councillor Godfrey Daniel called on the authority’s Conservative members to resign from their party. He said it was time for members of the ruling Conservative group to reconcile what they believe in with what they do, “none of you came into […]