New Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected for Hastings and St Leonards

Old Hastings’ Councillor James Bacon was elected Mayor of Hastings and St Leonards tonight (May 19th) in a unanimous vote by members of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) at the Annual Council meeting. Mr Bacon replaced the outgoing Mayor Nigel Sinden, under whom he had served as Deputy Mayor for the previous three years. Replacing Mr […]

Will Martineau Lane mega-build be planning councillors’ ‘line in the sand’?

Councillor says planning committee has to draw ‘a line in the sand’. Tired of committee being branded ‘toothless‘ and ‘spineless’. Council’s planning officers may be unwilling or unable to support councillors’ decisions. It’s time to draw a line in the sand on planning matters within Hastings in an attempt to change the public’s perception of […]

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 […]

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 […]