Press Releases week beginning 06 August 2018
Hastings Borough Council won a case against Marilyn Antrobus for failure to comply with an improvement notice for flat 3, 23 Pevensey road.
Despite pleading not guilty, Ms Antrobus did not attend court. A conviction of guilty was found in Ms Antrobus' absence.
Ms Antrobus was fined £2,000 with a £120 victim surcharge and just over £700 costs. Under the Housing Act, the fine for non-compliance is unlimited.
Lead councillor for housing, Andy Batsford said, "We will pursue landlords who ignore improvement notices; we want decent housing for all. I am pleased with this result; unfortunately, it's always the bad landlords who make the news. The majority of our landlords provide good quality housing."
Have fun, get fit and rave out!
Friday 17th August 8-9.30pm
The Stade, Hastings old town
Join Hastings Borough Council staff for a fitness rave at the Stade on Friday, 17 August with instructor led, easy to follow routines. Tickets can be bought in advance from the information centre opposite the fountain roundabout for £2.50 or on the night for £3.50. Under 18's (minimum age 12), are free but should be accompanied by an adult.
Andy Batsford, lead councillor for leisure said, "These fitness rave nights are an amazing way of keeping fit in a really fun way, music pumping and the instructors are incredible; it's a full work out without even knowing it! The music is great and I'll be asking for a few old 90s anthems as well to get the old bones working!"
Battery operated recyclable glow sticks are available on the night for £1 each, with free rave paint!" Biodegradable body glitter will be on offer for £3 per person or 2 people for £5.
Registration forms for the event can be downloaded from the council https://www.hastings.gov.uk/sport_play/sport/summer-holidays/ or completed on the night.
Gates open at 7pm; please wear bright neon clothing and trainers and learn the old school rave moves such as the sprinkler and feed the chickens.