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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.
Elections The elections for Hastings Council took place on May 5th, with half the 32 seats contested – elections in Hastings are by halves, with one of the two councillors in each of the 16 wards elected. This time, there were also elections for an addit...
Thank you if you voted Labour yesterday. We held all our seats on Hastings Borough Council and retained the St Helens and Silverhill seat on East Sussex County Council. HBC (32 councillors) is made up of 24 Labour and 8 Conservative councillors. ESCC (49 counc...
Elections – May 5th If you haven’t already voted by post, don’t forget to vote in the important elections for your local councillor and Police & Crime Commissioner. Sandown crossing Regular readers will know that we have been campaigning alongside p...
Little Acres Farm Last month, I wrongly reported that the Little Acres Farm development still needed detailed planning permission. The development already has full planning permission, so the developers only need to submit the necessary documents to fulfil pla...
University Update The news that University of Brighton was closing its campus in Hastings was met with universal outrage across the town – it’s clear that UoB didn’t expect the strength of support for its Hastings campus, nor the strength of...