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Black History Month

Celebrating the local Black community in Hastings St Leonards and Hastings Alliance for Diverse Ethnicities (SHADE), Black Butterfly and Hastings Borough Council are joining in the celebration of Black History Month this October. WE ARE HERE is a collaborative programme…
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No Dissent

Labour Council Leader Removes Tories From Cabinet On Monday 8th June Hastings Borough Council leader Kim Forward announced a reshuffle of cabinet portfolio holders. The new list is set out in full here. The most significant change was the removal…
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Retail Reopening

Council Given Fund To Maintain Social Distancing Shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and electronics; plus tailors, auction houses, photography studios and indoor markets will all be permitted to reopen on 15th June, subject to completing a prior ‘risk…
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Decisions, decisions

On 18th March Hastings Borough Council, meeting in full session, agreed urgent new rules to allow its recently appointed (and wholly unelected) Managing Director, Jane Hartnell to make “emergency” and “urgent” decisions when councillors were unable to meet. • Emergencies…
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Covid Conundrum

Why hasn’t Hastings gone viral? As of last Wednesday 13th May, according to Public Health England (PHE), 45 people resident in the borough of Hastings had tested positive for coronavirus since the beginning of March. That’s per 100,000 population, the…
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Bohemian Rhapsody

Council votes funds for feasibility study The Labour-controlled cabinet of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) voted on Monday evening to pursue a feasibility study for the development of a combined sporting and cultural centre in the White Rock area off Bohemia…
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