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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

When the Black Dog bites…

The news of Sally Brampton’s death earlier this month came as a shock to her many friends in Hastings, and many, many more people who only knew her through her journalism. Sally often wrote about depression because she knew about it first hand. Below, Cllr Robert Cooke, Deputy Leader Conservative Group and Councillor for Ashdown Ward writes about his experience of depression.

Posted 17:47 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 In: Health Matters Tags: depression Hastings Robert Cooke

Picnic protest against the Bunker

The Save Ecclesbourne Glen group, which has led public opposition to the unauthorised Bunker built at Rocklands Caravan Park, has registered to make a submission to the hearing of the appeal by the Rocklands owner against the council’s enforcement order to have the building demolished. The latest display of public anger against the Bunker, and the council’s handling of the matter, came at the protest picnic held in Hastings Country Park, which was attended by roving reporter Richard Price.

By-elections results: as you were

There were no surprises in the outcome of last week’s by-elections, with both Labour and Conservative holding the three seats in play, but both the Green Party and an independent candidate were pleased with their showing. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:20 Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: Andrea Needham Central St Leonards Clive Gross conservatives Gary Spencer-Holmes Green Party Ken Pankhurst Kevin Hill labour Old Hastings and Tressell Robert Cooke Sebastian Norton St Helens Stewart Rayment Sue Tait Tania Charman Terri Dowling ukip

Controversial schemes get green light

Last week’s planning committee meeting was lively, with controversial schemes for the Archery Ground and numbers 1 and 3 Chapel Park Road on the agenda. Bernard McGinley, who was among the throng at Hastings Town Hall, found grounds to wonder at some of the committee’s actions.

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