Town centre parking charges set to ‘almost’ double

ESCC plan first increase in a decade Motorists should brace themselves for a doubling of some parking charges if plans by East Sussex County Council to increase the cost of on-street parking for the first time in more than a decade are approved by a senior councillor later this month. Councillor Claire Dowling, lead member […]

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 […]

Facebook warriors put Hastings in the national spotlight

There’s a lot of ‘non-factual’ information or ‘fake news’ being put in the public domain through social media groups. That was the opinion of Russell Hall who runs the Hastings Decides 2020 Facebook group but who also keeps a tight control of what goes on within the group. On Sunday night Mr Hall was one […]

Hustings audience demands election candidates take the NHS ‘off the table’

Local residents in Hastings and Rye are demanding their General Election candidates take the NHS ‘off the table’ in a trade deal with the USA, by ending privatisation. Candidates from all parties standing in Hastings and Rye were asked to make the pledge at Station Plaza Health Centre on December 8th but only Labour’s Peter […]

FREE Parking in Hastings on Thursdays until Christmas – starting tonight!

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) will be offering free parking in off street car parks every Thursday evening before Christmas. From tonight and on December 12th and 19th the charge will be lifted from 4pm until the following morning, when charges will resume as usual. Parking will also be free all day on December 25th and […]

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as town’s trees arrive

Christmas trees for display in Hastings were delivered and put up in five locations across the town on Friday November 22nd in preparation for the festive season. The trees have been placed in the town centre (outside Debenhams), Courthouse Street, Butlers Gap (George Street), Kings Road and Hastings Cemetery. All of the trees are 15-30ft […]

A VERY busy week at HKA and the standards are sky-high

Hastings Kickboxing Academy’s Chief Instructor Carl Denne is over the moon after his club’s latest grading. “A huge congratulations to everybody who passed their grading last week; red, yellow, orange, green, purple and blue,” says Carl. “It was amazing to see how high the standards are, especially with the higher grades but overall the standard […]