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HBC rebuts Lee’s claims over failure of full council to meet

The Labour leadership of Hastings Borough Council has rebutted criticisms from Cllr Rob Lee, leader of the Conservative group, of its failure to hold a meeting of the full council since March. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:55 Friday, Sep 11, 2020 In: Local Government Tags: Doug Oliver Hastings Borough Council Kim Forward Nick Terdre Rob Lee Rother

Vandals target public toilets

Just a few days after reopening public toilets, several have been vandalised, the council says. It is also just a few days since Conservative councillor Rob Lee criticised the council for being slow to reopen toilets. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:38 Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: HBC Kim Forward Nick Terdre Paul Barnett Rob Lee toilets vandals

Grant deadline early Wednesday!

Small businesses excluded from other forms of government support have until Wednesday to lodge an application for the discretionary grant fund. Small business grants have reached 85% take-up, according to the council. Nick Terdre reports.

Lee’s call to preserve Hastings’ statues and monuments

As a critical eye is turned on statues and monuments across the land, Cllr Rob Lee has called on the council to defend the town’s heritage and take action to preserve our statues and memorials. In West St Leonards the Friends of Edith are busy preserving the statue of Edith and Harold. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:00 Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 In: History Tags: Charles Wilke Edith Swan-Neck Hastings Borough Council Ian Jarman Jennifer Crisp Kim Forward King Harold Rob Lee statues

Tories purged from Cabinet at behest of council leader

HBC council leader Kim Forward has made her mark by removing Tory representation on the Cabinet, in an unexpected move that has drawn criticism not just from the Tories but from Liberal Democrats and elsewhere. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:54 Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 In: Local Government Tags: Andy Batsford Andy Patmore cabinet HBC Kim Forward Rob Lee Robert Cooke

Tories and HBC at odds over relaxing restrictions

While local Tories call for restrictions to be relaxed, and toilets and tennis courts to be reopened, the Labour-dominated council says such facilities will stay shut for the time being and urge visitors to stay away. On 1 June the government is partially easing the lockdown. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:37 Saturday, May 30, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Colin Fitzgerald Kim Forward lockdown Nick Terdre Rob Lee tennis courts toilets Tories

Council votes itself new powers to continue making decisions in the days of coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the council last week voted in emergency powers to enable it to continue making important decisions. Public meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Nick Terdre reports.

Hart selected to stand for Tories, who come under fire from Labour and Lib Dems

The Conservatives have finally picked their candidate – Rother councillor Sally-Ann Hart. She will be the sole Leave representative, following the Brexit Party’s decision not to contest the seat. Meanwhile Labour has raised the core issue of housing, criticising the government’s starter home policy for producing nothing, while the Lib Dems claim to have made inroads into the Tory vote. Nick Terdre reports.

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