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Objectors hold placards at the Cabinet meeting, saying, "No solar farms in our nature reserve" and "Preserve our reserve."

Council’s solar farms scheme faces Natural England test

Hastings Borough Council’s Cabinet has decided to give priority to consulting Natural England on its plan to locate solar farms in the Country Park – if the agency gives the thumbs down, the plan will not be able to proceed. Objectors attended the meeting in some numbers, just one indication that the plan is proving controversial. The Greens are holding a public meeting this evening, Thursday 10th, to discuss it. Nick Terdre reports.

Handover of Green Party petition on the harbour proposal to mayor Nigel Sinden, right, by Julia Hilton, centre, and Amelia Womack, the Greens' deputy leader.

Greens petition HBC to reject Harbour Quarter

Hastings Green Party continues its campaign against the proposed Harbour Quarter development in the Old Town, handing in a petition calling on the council to reject the plan to the mayor, Cllr Nigel Sinden, in the presence of the party’s deputy leader Amelia Womack. Nick Terdre reports.

Heathrow: expansion plans will scupper UK's climate change commitmentrs, say Greens (photo: Panhard/Wikimedia Creative Commons).

Greens call on Labour to oppose third runway

Labour's Paul Barnett and Maya Evans on the stump in Hollington.

Hastings remains a Labour stronghold

Thursday’s election saw Labour tightening its grip on the local council as it increased its number of councillors to 24. The Tories held onto the remainding eight seats, leaving other opposition parties out in the cold, though the Greens came tantalisingly close to taking a seat off Labour. Nick Terdre reports.

Local democracy suffers when a council is dominated by a single party, as in Hastings, the author maintains.

How would Tressell vote on 3 May?

How would Robert Tressell, author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, vote in the forthcoming local elections? More than a century after his death, Tressell’s legacy is disputed among those who call themselves socialists. Former Labour Party member Michael Madden wonders how he would find today’s Hastings.

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.

County Hall in Lewes.

Tories take three Hastings seats off Labour

Hastings Conservatives did well in yesterday’s county council elections, taking three Hastings seats off Labour – both parties now hold four each in the town. Neither the LibDems nor the Greens threatened to win a seat. Nick Terdre reports.

A local councillor since 1999, Peter Chowney has been council leader since 2015.

Peter Chowney chosen as Labour’s candidate in parliamentary election

Another parliamentary candidate is in place, with the selection of Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney to represent Labour. The LibDems chose their man long ago and the Greens make their choice later this week, but the signs are that Ukip will not be contesting the seat this time. Nick Terdre reports.

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