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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.
Budget Special Hastings Council Budget: A Perfect Storm Over the last eight years, we have been faced with continuing year-on-year cuts to our government grants. Revenue Support Grant, the main grant we received from central government, has been cut over that...
Commercial Property Purchases Since 2013, local authorities across the country have spent over £3bn on commercial property purchases – £1.8bn has been spent in the last year. The reason for this is straightforward: desperate to replace the government grant...
The Chancellor's Budget Hastings saw the earliest roll out of Universal Credit. Residents became guinea pigs for a system that had major flaws built into it and was designed to punish people for being poor rather than offering them support. Despite an addi...
Castle Ward Report September 2018 The summer has been really busy in Castle Ward but there is a lot of good points and progress being made right across the ward as follows: Wellington Square Relationships between the street community and the local residents co...
September Festivals September is a big month for festivals in Hastings (as are August and October, and most of the other months). The Seafood and Wine Festival, organised by Hastings Council on the Stade Open Space, was the biggest yet, with the music tent sep...