Housing for Bulverhythe and bathing pool sites still part of council’s plans

No one in charge at Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is having second thoughts about pressing on with two controversial housing developments. At last night’s meeting of the full council questions were raised about both the plans for development of housing at Bulverhythe and for the redevelopment of the old bathing pool site at West St […]

Congratulations all round as councillors review ‘robust’ financial strategy

Self-congratulations was in the air on Tuesday night as the senior members of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) met in cabinet to review the authority’s financial strategy. Under discussion was the council’s financial performance as members reviewed the Treasury Management Report. Chief Finance Officer Peter Grace told the meeting the council’s financial strategies had worked well. […]

Bensons for Beds’ owners go bust – what’s the future for the Hastings store?

The fragile nature of the commercial property market was laid bare yesterday when a number of high-profile, high street names called in administrators. Among those was the Harveys furniture group. While there is no Harveys store in Hastings its subsidiary Bensons for Beds is a tenant of Hastings Borough Council in Bexhill Road. The chain, […]

Don’t get anxious – it depresses your immune system

The COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak is devastating, and life-changing.  At the moment, we can have no idea whether the advice and restrictions are too little too late, or a huge overreaction… perhaps what’s more disturbing is that governments across the world seem to be so unprepared for a new virus outbreak, which was inevitable, and we’re […]