Making it easier – small electrical items recycled from your kerbside

More than 160,000 households in Hastings, Rother and Wealden can declutter and help the environment at the same time by recycling their small electrical items via a kerbside collection service. Unwanted small electrical items are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK. In a concerted effort to tackle this growing challenge, the […]

Looking out for what’s behind them… the etiquette for council’s virtual meetings

Pet cats and dogs are being banned from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) meetings as the authority amends its constitution to cope with the demands of running online ‘virtual’ meetings. “Councillors need to be aware that the cameras give a ‘close up’ view of thecouncillor and their surrounding area. So councillors need to keep the area […]

Project will ‘break even’ as unforeseen costs continue to mount

Later today councillors on Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) cabinet will be asked to give the go ahead to spending another £166,000 on the renovation of York Buildings to cover unforeseen costs. It’s the second time councillors have upped the budget for the project having increased it from £757,000 to £846,000 in September 2019. If tonight’s […]

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 […]