Council agrees new three year life-saving deal with the RNLI

The lives of eight people have been saved over the last three years as a result of Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) decision to team up with the RNLI to provide lifeguard services on the town’s beaches. On Tuesday (April 6th) HBC’s cabinet unanimously agreed to approve a further three year contract with the RNLI. Kevin […]

Your chance to shape the future of your town!

You have two weeks left to have your say on the document that will shape the town right through until 2039. In January Hastings Borough Council (HBC) launched its consultation on the Draft Local Plan. As the end of the eight-week consultation approaches, the council says it wants to ensure that everyone has a chance […]

Be the light in the darkness – Holocaust Memorial Day goes online

Yesterday‘s Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony was streamed online for the first time, among those speaking was Hastings and Rye MP Sally-Ann Hart – here’s what she had to say. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) was established in 2000 and is marked on January 27th, the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp […]

Council working with HSE to support care homes with Covid-19 safety

Ensuring care homes are Covid secure is the aim of a new project between Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The council will be working with local care homes to ensure the correct Covid-19 measures are in place so the health and safety of both residents and staff are protected. This […]

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 […]

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 […]