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Chowney to stand against Rudd again

Council leader Peter Chowney has been reselected to stand for Labour in the next general election. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Roberts Photographic.

Officers of the Party

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

HOT wanted to spread the word about this grant scheme, aware of so many active and empowering women’s groups in Hastings. 

Posted 13:18 Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 In: Politics Tags:
Boarded-up public toilets in Harold Place - an unpopular measure taken by HBC in response to funding cuts.

Budget disappoints council leaders

There were no gaffes when the chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget in late November but nor was there much on offer for hard-pressed councils. Nick Terdre asked local council leaders for their reaction.

Klina Jordan, far left, brings the Make Votes Matter message to Hastings.

Make Votes Matter establishes a local presence

Make Votes Matter held its first public meeting in Hastings this month as it sets out to build local support for a momentous change in our democracy – switching to an electoral system in which the number of votes cast for each party is reflected in the number of seats won. Nick Terdre reports.

Make Votes Matter street stall in London (photo: MVM).

Make Votes Matter’s first meeting in Hastings

Make Votes Matter, the campaigning body for proportional representation, is holding a public meeting in Hastings on Thursday 16 November with the aim of establishing a local group. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:18 Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 In: Politics Tags: , , , ,
Council leaders standing up for East Sussex: Cllr Carl Maynard, right, Cllr Peter Chowney, second from right.

East Sussex issues joint call for fairer funding

With the autumn budget looming, local government leaders across East Sussex have joined forces to call for an end to the constant cuts in funding which have hit public services hard. Nick Terdre reports.

Maya Evans and Henrietta Cullinan

Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace

Hastings Against War will be hosting a talk from Henrietta Cullinan, a London Catholic Worker, who’s recently back from Afghanistan and will speak about her experiences and Pope Francis’s teachings on peace and non-violence. Rona Drennan writes.

Nadene Ghouri Image: Andrew Lownie Literay Agency

Nadene Ghouri to headline at second Hastings Debate

Hastings Supports Refugees will be hosting their second in a series of Hastings Debates taking place at The Palace on Hastings seafront. These will be a regular event and are in conjunction with Hastings and St Leonards becoming part of the City of Sanctuary movement.

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