Press Releases week beginning 05 June 2017
Hastings BC To Mark One Minute's Silence For London Victims Tomorrow At 11 am
Hastings Borough Council will be joining the national one minute's silence for the victims of the London attack on Saturday night at 11am tomorrow morning (Tuesday 6th June).
The mayor, Cllr Judy Rogers, will lead a civic party from the town hall (community contact centre) to Queens Square, leaving just before 11am.
The union jack has been flying at half-mast from the town hall and the council's main office, Muriel Matters House, since yesterday morning.
Book Of Condolence Opened For Manchester Attack Victims In Hastings Town Hall
A book of condolence for the London attack victims has been opened in the community contact centre, Hastings town hall, Queens Square, Hastings.
Cllr Judy Rogers, mayor of Hastings, was first to sign the book, immediately after the one minute's silence held in memory of the victims.
The community contact centre is open Monday - Friday, 8.30 am - 5pm (Wednesday opening at 10am), closed bank holiday Monday.
New Measures To Make Hastings A Better Place To Go Live
Public Space Protection Orders ('PSPOs') come into effect in Hastings on Monday (12th June), to help combat anti-social behaviour and improve dog control in the town.
Mike Hepworth, assistant director responsible for environment and place at Hastings Borough Council, explained :- "These PSPOs are being introduced as the result of extensive consultation, and are intended to reduce antisocial behaviour across the town.
"The anti-social behaviour PSPO will include a town wide ban on aggressive begging; a town wide requirement to surrender alcohol if requested; a ban on the drinking of alcohol in public in certain parts of the Old Town, town centre and Central St Leonards, and parts of the seafront and beach; and general anti-social behaviour including screaming and shouting or causing annoyance, alarm, harassment or distress in certain parts of town, including the Old Town, part of the West Hill, the town centre, and central St Leonards, and parts of the seafront and beach.
"Enforcement of PSPOs will be carried out both by the police and Hastings Borough Council, and penalties will include community protection warnings, community protection notices, £100 fixed penalty notices, prosecution, and civil injunctions.
"We are also using the opportunity of PSPOs to improve dog controls. Dog fouling will be included, as will dog exclusion areas and the requirement to put dogs on leads if asked to do so, although there is no significant change from the existing rules.
"However, there are some changes to the requirements regarding dogs being kept on leads in parks and open spaces.
"Initially enforcement will be by Hastings Borough Council staff, with dog fouling also likely to be enforced by specialist enforcement contractors acting on behalf of the council in the near future. Penalties for non-compliance include £100 fixed penalty notices, or prosecution.
"There has been considerable public support for us taking a tougher line on dog fouling, which is why we are appointing specialist enforcement contractors to help us with this; they will not be enforcing other dog controls for the time being."
Full details of the new PSPOs will be on our website at www.hastings.gov.uk/community-safety/pspo by Friday (9th June).