Britain’s suffering seaside towns need urgent help, says Lords report

Hastings may appear to be ‘on the up’ – but on housing, jobs and transport links, it is being left behind   Disadvantaged seaside towns like Hastings face massive problems, requiring urgent government action, according to a hard-hitting House of Lords report* out this month (April 4). Peter Chowney, Labour parliamentary candidate for Hastings & […]

Labour Climate Change Motion gets unanimous support

Hastings takes historic step to tackle climate change Unanimous backing for Labour initiative to make town carbon-neutral by 2030 Hastings Council last night (Feb 13) voted to make the carbon neutral by 2030 – putting tackling climate change at the heart of council policy. Sustainable energy generation on council land could see the council supplying […]

Hastings Council Leader’s Report: January 2019 – Budget Special

Budget Special Hastings Council Budget: A Perfect Storm Over the last eight years, we have been faced with continuing year-on-year cuts to our government grants. Revenue Support Grant, the main grant we received from central government, has been cut over that period from around £10m, to nothing at all (it’s been replaced in small part […]

Good news for the Walk-in Centre

Location, location, location – lead petitioner Erica Smith is pleased to report that the Labour Party campaign about the Walk-in Centre appears to have been heard by the CCG officers who have been pushing to replace the popular town centre resource with an Urgent Treatment Centre at the Conquest Hospital. To begin with… if you […]

Ore Ward report April 2018

If you would like to discuss any of the items below or to sign up for our monthly email report, please contact Cllrs Richard Street and Michael Wincott Welcome to our final report. Water Crisis Early in March, the sudden thaw caused pipes to burst in many parts of the ward. This left hundreds of […]

Tressell ward report March 2018

To comment on any of the items below or obtain further information, please contact Cllrs Tania Charman and Peter Chowney. Ore Business Park The Ore Business Park application variation (to change the access to the site to the lower gate from Hurrell Road) went to Planning Committee on February 7th. Both Tania and I attended, […]