Let the wagons roll! New cleaning contracts swing in to action

It was all change at the start of the month as a new contractor took over waste and recycling collection across Hastings and the borough council brought street cleaning back in-house. In his monthly report on council activities, Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney has put some detail behind why the changes had to take […]

Recycling rates are ‘huge failure’ says opposition leader

In the week it has announced that a new contractor will take over refuse collection and recycling from the end of this month Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has also had to contend with the revelation that it is one of the worst authorities in the country for recycling. According to the DEFRA figures compiled by […]

Our council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030… What next?

In February – thanks in part to pressure from Hastings Green Party and our open letter calling on the council to declare a climate emergency – Hastings Borough Council (HBC) committed to making our town carbon neutral by 2030. Since then HBC has appointed Maya Evans as ‘climate champion’ with responsibility for climate change, biodiversity […]