Residents in Hastings are facing a double financial blow this year with proposals to increase council tax and parking charges.
Hastings Borough Council have unveiled proposals for its budget up until 2020, forecasting 'difficult choices' ahead.
Labour Council Leader Peter Chowney wants to raise council tax by £5 a year, but, he said, that even that rise ‘doesn’t go nearly as far as we would like it to in balancing our books.’
The council leader also highlighted proposals to raise parking charges across the town to relieve the strain on vital services.
With the Prime Minister, Theresa May's announcement this afternoon that Britain will leave the EU single market, it is unclear whether the council will be factoring the possible impact the decision to leave may have on tourism in the town.
An online public consultation is underway for residents to have their say and is set to continue until February when the budget is set to be agreed.
You can have your say on the consultation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.