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Campaign for fairer refugee policy goes to Parliament

Santa says "Save the Walk-in Centre!"

Support for Walk-in Centre stays strong

Despite wind and rain, last Saturday’s Walk-in Centre protest was well-supported and showed how much community support there is for this valuable service. HOT’s Erica Smith reports back.

Posted 17:11 Monday, Dec 3, 2018 In: Campaigns
LUX Awards 2018

Bottle Alley wins national award

Hastings Borough Council is celebrating after its Bottle Alley lighting scheme won ‘Outdoor lighting project of the year’ award at the prestigious 2018 LUX awards, which took place in London in November.

Global Justice Now members

Global Justice demonstrates great concern at General Dynamics

On Friday morning, 23 November, a group of assorted engineers, architects, farmers, teachers and scientists lead by Global Justice Now members and supported by anti-war campaigners from Hastings against War assembled outside General Dynamics in Castleham Road, Hastings. They had informed the company in advance and asked to speak to the Director about grave concerns they have about their parent General Dynamics Corporation in USA. There had been no reply from the Director, but information that he had a previous engagement. Nobody came to meet them, but they were promised a meeting soon.

Even little children know that the Walk-in Centre is an essential service

Sat 1 Dec: show you care about the Walk-in Centre

This Saturday at 1pm, you are invited to the fourth gathering outside the Walk-in Centre at Station Plaza, Hastings. HOT’s Erica Smith explains why she will be back at station plaza this Saturday.

Posted 19:59 Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 In: Campaigns
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Fisheries Bill to be discussed in Parliament today

The Second Reading of the Fisheries Bill is scheduled in the House of Commons today, Wednesday 21 November. Rick Dillon catches up with the Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate, Peter Chowney to see how the Labour Party wants to support the nation’s small boat fishing fleets.

Posted 10:42 Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 In: Politics
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A Welfare Benefit Specialist Adviser’s point of view of the current crisis of the benefit system

Becky Polain (not pictured above) has worked since leaving college, solely in benefits, over twelve years for the DSS/DWP and over nine years for a local charity, HARC, that specialises in welfare benefit advice and representation in one of the poorest and most deprived areas of the country. She has witnessed the systematic destruction of a support system, designed to help those that need it most, to create a widespread situation of poverty, ill-health and despair. She shares her thoughts below.

Peter Chowney, Leader of Hastings Borough Council and Parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party

Labour Party challenges Rudd to bring back fairness and compassion to a cruel, unfair benefits system

Amber Rudd has been challenged by Labour to “sort out the mess” of Universal Credit that has disadvantaged so many of her constituents in Hastings and Rye. They have been the “guinea pigs” of a flawed system, says Labour parliamentary candidate, Peter Chowney in an open letter to the MP.

Posted 08:43 Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 In: Politics Tags: , , ,
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