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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 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.

Brexit Party candidacy looms in post Rudd Hastings

So there’ll be no Amber Rudd anywhere in the forthcoming general election, but whoever takes her place looks likely to be facing a Brexit Party opponent. The Labour and Lib Dem candidates have clashed over the Labour council’s regeneration policies. And – guess what? – Ukip is still lurking in the shadows. Nick Terdre provides an election update.

Climate motion passed by HBC, but Greens disappointed

Hastings now has a climate emergency policy, following the unanimous approval given by the full council last week. A Tory amendment was voted down, and the Greens, who started the climate emergency ball rolling, declared themselves disappointed with the policy. Nick Terdre reports.

Solar Panels in the Country Park – ecology or politics? III

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) passed a resolution at the Cabinet meeting on 7 January to spend up to £80,000 investigating whether to install three solar farms, two in Hastings Country Park and one in Upper Wilting Farm in Crowhurst. In this third interview HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asks Kay Green, publisher, bookseller and blogger, her opinion of this proposal, and the public’s reaction to it. Kay is a active member of the local Labour Party, currently helping to set up the Labour Women’s Forum to increase the party’s involvement with local and community-based campaigns.

Patmore: why I opposed solar farms proposal at Cabinet

At last week’s Cabinet meeting Conservative councillor Andy Patmore, together with his colleague Cllr Rob Lee, voted against the motion to authorise feasibility studies costing £80,000 for the ground-mounted solar farms proposed by the council for the Country Park. Here he explains his reasons for doing so, and why he thinks it is crucial to seek Natural England’s comments on the proposal as the next step – a move which was approved as an amendment.

Council’s solar farms scheme faces Natural England test

Hastings Borough Council’s Cabinet has decided to give priority to consulting Natural England on its plan to locate solar farms in the Country Park – if the agency gives the thumbs down, the plan will not be able to proceed. Objectors attended the meeting in some numbers, just one indication that the plan is proving controversial. The Greens are holding a public meeting this evening, Thursday 10th, to discuss it. Nick Terdre reports.

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