How much are your borough councillors costing?

Allowances paid to councillors on the town's borough council are among the most generous in the south east of England. Discussing a report from the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) at it's cabinet meeting on Monday night councillors were told the panel recommended the current level of allowances remained in place for next year, the panel... Continue Reading →


A moral stand or just ‘moral posturing’?

It's time for Hastings Borough Council (HBC) to review its gambling policy and members of the council's cabinet discussed the issues concerned when they met on Monday night. Mike Hepworth, HBC's Assistant Director Environment and Place told the meeting: "There is a statutory requirement for local authorities to fully review their Gambling Act Statement of... Continue Reading →

Rudd confirmed as candidate when election comes – intriguing re-run on the cards

Amber Rudd has been officially adopted as Hastings and Rye Conservative Association's candidate at the next general election. Confirmation came following a meeting of the executive council of the local party yesterday (Friday) when Ms Rudd was re-adopted, unanimously. Graeme Williams, Chairman of the association said: “Amber has been a most effective MP for the constituency.... Continue Reading →

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