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Remembering Jeremy Birch

Louise Carlyle, partner of  the late council leader Jeremy Birch, who died suddenly in 2014, is putting together a memorial book celebrating his life, and calls for contributions from those who knew him.

Posted 18:27 Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Jeremy Birch

Could the Hastings Democratic Alliance be revived?

In 2005 the Hastings Democratic Alliance (HDA) was formed, aiming to promote participation and involvement in the democratic process, and to maintain a watching brief on the activities of public and private bodies. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews former local councillor, Sue Palmer, and artist and activist, Colin Booth, both founder members of the HDA. They discuss the background of HDA, the achievements of the alliance and the prospect of its revival.

Tories take three Hastings seats off Labour

Hastings Conservatives did well in yesterday’s county council elections, taking three Hastings seats off Labour – both parties now hold four each in the town. Neither the LibDems nor the Greens threatened to win a seat. Nick Terdre reports.

Sea-front memorial to Jeremy Birch completed

A community arts project has been completed in Warrior Square in St Leonards in memory of Jeremy Birch, council leader in 2001-08 and 2010-15 until his untimely death in May 2015. HBC media office reports.

Posted 19:38 Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Graffiti Plus Huda Caglayan Jeremy Birch memorial Peter Chowney

Council’s ‘refreshed’complaints policy raises concerns over fair treatment of critics

Hastings Borough Council has expanded its powers for dealing with complainants who are judged to be excessively persistent or vexatious. While powers for dealing with excessive complaints are necessary, there are concerns that the council may also use its powers against those lodging well-grounded but inconvenient or embarrassing complaints. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:49 Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Chris Hurrell FoI Jeremy Birch Kevin Boorman local government ombudsman Nick Terdre Rocklands Save Ecclesbourne Glen

Why Hastings is still Mugsborough

Michael Madden is a stalwart supporter of the Labour Party, but not of the ruling Labour group on Hastings Borough Council. In fact he was recently expelled from the local Labour Party. Here he details his serious falling-out with his former party colleagues over the council’s attitude towards planning, and in particular its actions in the Country Park, and compares HBC with the council described in Robert Tressell’s fictional town of Mugsborough, a thinly disguised portrait of Hastings in the Edwardian era.

Community energy group members from Hastings, Rye, Eastbourne and Lewes who will be there to help at the Hastings Big Happy Energy Day

Don’t miss Hastings Big Happy Energy Day!

Energise Sussex Coast is helping people to cut their energy bills and save up to £200 in the process – and for the Big Happy Energy Day at Sussex Coast College on Wednesday 17 February, residents of Hastings are invited to bring their energy and water bills for checking, get tips on how to make their homes cosier and get help with grants to stay warmer, healthier and safer. The event will be dedicated to the memory of Jeremy Birch, leader of Hastings Borough Council until his untimely death in 2015. Richard Watson writes.

Posted 10:07 Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Active Hastings Amicus Horizon Citizens Advice Bureau East Sussex Fire Service Energise Sussex Coast Jeremy Birch National Energy Action. NHS Foundation Trust Osborne Energy Richard Watson Southern Water Steps East Sussex Coast College Sussex Community Development Association

Greens field full slate in by-elections

Buoyed by their performance in the general election, Hastings and Rye Green Party have decided to contest the by-elections for the three seats which have recently become vacant on the local and country councils, as they explain in this statement. Nick Terdre reports.

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