Street art to lift your heart

Local artists Lawrence and Arron Hosannah approached local councillors Ruby Cox and Trevor Webb with an idea for a mural on the wall alongside the steps between London Road and Alfred Street, next to Renaissance House in St Leonards. Using local shops as an inspiration, Lawrence used archive material from Hastings Museum and Art Gallery […]

‘Significant’ moment calls for ‘symbolic gesture’ says Lee

The UK’s departure from the European Union next week is an event that is “significant for each of us individually and as a town,” according to Councillor Rob Lee who leads the Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). And Mr Lee believes the council should mark the event with a “symbolic gesture”. In an […]

Settlement gives councils ‘more control’ says Rudd

Local MP Amber Rudd has welcomed the news that councils will receive a real terms increase in funding for vital local services. The provisional local government finance settlement, published yesterday, gives councils a real-terms increase in core spending power for 2019 to 2020 – up from £45.1 billion to £46.4 billion. MsRudd says: “The £1.3 […]

My Hastings is proving a hit

Moving services online is bringing big benefits to Hastings Borough Council members were told on Wednesday. Councillor Judy Rogers who is responsible for the council’s corporate services told members that up until the end of October more than 136,000 reports had been made using the website – previously, she pointed out, all those reports would […]

No rise in allowances for borough’s councillors

“We should never be afraid to talk about councillors allowances,” members of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) heard on Wednesday night. Giving his support to a report prepared by Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) Councillor Rob Lee added that councillors must be prepared to talk publicly about their remuneration for the work they do. The report before […]