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A trench dug as part of the archeological investigations.

Visitor centre behind schedule and over budget

Construction of the new visitor centre in Hastings Country Park is not going well. The project is running well behind schedule and costs have risen substantially. In fact, after looking closely at the relevant regulations as well as the council’s own recent references to the matter, Bernard McGinley concludes that planning permission has lapsed. Photos by Bernard McGinley.

Council headquarters at Muriel Matters (ex Aquila) House.

Modest tax increase proposed in council budget

Hastings Borough Council has unveiled proposals for its 2017/18 budget, including a £5 a year increase in council tax. In the face of continuing swingeing cuts in government grant, it is working hard to raise additional income, according to council leader, Peter Chowney. Its proposals are now out to consultation. Nick Terdre reports.

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