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In Hastings, there are two councils providing different local services. They are independent of each other, and make their decisions separately, with different councillors elected at different elections (the next county council elections will be
in 2021). Hastings Borough Council is a district council, and is based in Muriel Matters House, on the seafront. East Sussex County Council is based in Lewes. Generally, county councils provide fewer, more expensive services, while district councils provide more less expensive services.
Apologies for the lengthy gap since the previous report – the election campaign got in the way… normal service now resumes … but a Happy New Year to you all! This edition is a ‘Budget Special’ – I’m afraid it doesn’t make for very happy reading...
Kayleigh’s story: cramped and desperate victim of homes crisis This is the story of Kayleigh – featured in a Labour advertisement in the Hastings Observer in November 2019 – and told here in full for the first time. Home for Kayleigh, 33, and...
Staff speak out about shameful cuts at our local hospital Nurses at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings are regularly working 60-hour weeks. This is because of a pay cap that has limited rises to just 1.5% per year. This puts extra stress on staff who are a...
Autumn … and more Tory lies on the line The Tories would have to spend a vast amount of money – upwards of £20 billion – to create a faster rail service between Hastings and London. This is based on the £400 million-per-mile cost of the c...
Local schools facing further Tory cuts in 2020 There will be £1.5 million less spent on schools in Hastings & Rye next year – with the squeeze on budgets now reaching crisis proportions. In East Sussex as a whole, it is a loss of £11 million. The cuts,...