Hastings in tier two – find out what that means for you

The Government has announced that East Sussex – and that means Hastings and St Leonards – will be in Tier 2 (High alert) from Wednesday December 2nd when the current national lockdown ends. Tier two rules include: No household mixing. Rule of 6 applies outdoors. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. The tiers will […]

Pilot scheme gives Hastings £5m to tackle drug problem

Communities in Hastings are set to benefit from a £5 million funding boost to tackle harm caused by the supply and use of drugs. The town has been announced as a pilot area for Project ADDER, a Government initiative to help agencies and organisations work together reduce drug-related deaths, offending and the prevalence of drug […]

Council pledges a little Christmas cheer – trees go up around town next week

Christmas trees will still be a focal point in public places across Hastings this year, despite Government’s tighter Covid-19 restrictions. The trees will be put up in five locations across the town next Thursday (Nov 19th) in preparation for the festive season. The locations include the town centre, Old Town, and Kings Road. All the […]

Council cash helps get the food to where it’s most needed

A Hastings charity has been able to help even more children and families in need thanks to support from Hastings Borough Council (HBC). When they heard that free school meals were going to be discontinued over half term week, Councillors Warren Davies and Mike Turner approached HBC with the idea of authorising money for food […]

Remembrance day rule of six – public told to stay away

Only six people will be involved in the official remembrance day commemorations on Sunday. With a second Coronavirus lockdown coming in to effect on, Hastings Borough Council (HBC) announced this morning that it had acted to further reduced the size of its Act of Remembrance on Sunday. While the council says it still wants to […]

Hastings MP branded #hartless across social media

It has not been the best of weeks for Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart. Her support for the the government’s position not to extend the provision of free school meals for the most needy children through the half term holiday has seen her banned from one St Leonards pub and also seen the emergence of the […]

Council plays its part in helping hungry families

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is supporting the Education Futures Trust in providing emergency food to children in the town during half term. Deputy council leader Councillor Colin Fitzgerald explained: “We are very concerned that some of the most vulnerable children in our community are going hungry during half term because they aren’t able to get […]

Nuclear motion – ministers and Japanese officials will hear from Hastings council

Civic leaders in Hiroshima and Nagasaki will shortly hear from their counterparts in Hastings. Last week’s full council meeting saw Labour members of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) give their full support to a motion from Councillor Maya Evans that called on HBC to write to the two cities to show, ‘solidarity and friendship’. Patriotic duty […]

Town’s streets are cleaner than they’ve been in more than a decade council told

Just over a year ago Hastings Borough Council took control of the town’s street cleaning services, bringing them back in house.  Since then the council’s 29 street cleaners have swept more than 11,000 miles of road, emptied over 250,000 litter bins and dealt with 11,000 additional work requests. The latest performance review, conducted by an independent consultancy firm, shows a significant improvement in the […]