Council plans another £1.7m for Harold Place black hole

Does Hastings need a new ‘mid-market restaurant’? And if it does should £1.7m of your money be used to fund it’s development? In 2019 Hasting Borough Council (HBC) approved spending of £1.2 to redevelop the former Harold Place toilets site to create a restaurant that would then be let out to an independent operator. The […]

Harold Place redevelopment plan – “risky and irresponsible” says councillor

Plans for development of the Harold Place site where the toilets once stood is an example of “local government at its worst” according to Rob Lee who leads the opposition Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). Tonight councillors are set to approve a plan that would see HBC borrow the cash required to convert […]

Going, going, gone… Harold Place toilets are gone!

The Harold Place toilets built in the 1980s and closed last year have all but been erased from the townscape of Hastings. Bulldozers moved in last week to raze the the former toilet block to the ground bringing to an end an issue which has been politically controversial in the corridors of Hastings Borough Council. […]