Creating a legacy – Country Park is a ‘product’ of Hastings’ Labour council

The straw built visitor centre on Hastings Country Park will form part of the Labour run council’s legacy to the town and will be ’emblamatic’ of the sustainable architecture of the future. That was the view of Councillor Warren Davies when he spoke at Tuesday night’s meeting of Hastings Borough Council (HBC). “The visitor centre […]

HBC showing ‘solidarity and friendship’ with Japanese cities

At the end of last year, the year that marked the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hastings Borough Council agreed to write to the present day mayors of both cities to show “solidarity and friendship”. It was Councillor Maya Evans who asked councillors to […]

Work begins at Buckshole Reservoir ahead of major safety improvements

Proposals to improve the safety of Buckshole Reservoir have been given the green light by Hastings Borough Council’s Planning Committee.  Improvement works are being carried out to ensure that the reservoir is up to current safety standards. Work to construct a new four metre wide concrete spillway channel to replace the existing one will start […]

Flying the flags – councillors mark UN ban on nuclear weapons

Hollington and Silverhill councillors Maya Evans and Margi O’Callaghan very publicly celebrated a historic moment last week when a United Nations (UN) treaty came in to force that, for the first time, places a ban on nuclear weapons. The two women flew the UN flag and the flag of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surely fixing what’s wrong with Hastings should be the priority?

Tomorrow evening Hastings councillors will meet, as a full council, for the first time since February. One of the first items on their agenda is a motion from Councillor Maya Evans. Tom McCann asks, in the midst of the current crisis, what relevance her issues have for the people of Hastings and St Leonards What’s […]

Learn from the best – experts galore at Alexandra Park greenhouse this weekend

Apple and plant experts will be giving visitors some tips on growing healthy stock at a Heritage Open Day in Hastings this weekend. Peter May, who has studied commercial horticulture, will talk about soil conditions and pests and diseases among apple varieties on Saturday (September 12th) at the Alexandra Park Greenhouse. The event will be […]