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Listening to speeches at the Defend Democracy demonstration in Whitehall last Saturday.

Local parties team up to demand MP respond to suspension of Parliament

The Greens, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have jointly penned an open letter to local MP Amber Rudd demanding she make clear her position on last week’s suspension of Parliament by prime minister Boris Johnson. The public are invited to participate in a mass signing of the letter next Saturday. Nick Terdre reports.

Remainers demonstrate outside Parliament (photo: licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license).

Poll points up dilemmas faced by Remainers in Hastings

A local poll shows that in the event of a snap general election the Remain vote is likely to be split between the three parties committed to opposing a no deal Brexit – Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens – thus running the risk of losing the seat to the Conservatives. Voters are strongly in favour of the parties working together to avert that risk, though Labour says it has ruled out the option. Nick Terdre reports.

HBC's full council debates the climate emergency motion under the chairmanship of Mayor Nigel Sinden.

Climate motion passed by HBC, but Greens disappointed

Hastings now has a climate emergency policy, following the unanimous approval given by the full council last week. A Tory amendment was voted down, and the Greens, who started the climate emergency ball rolling, declared themselves disappointed with the policy. Nick Terdre reports.

Questions raied in Liverpool. Now Hastings is being exercised by climate change (photo: Matěj Baťha/Wikimedia Commons).

Climate emergency motion is “meaningless,” say Greens

Labour’s climate emergency motion, to be debated by the full council at its meeting on Wednesday 13 February, is “meaningless,” according to the Greens, who last month announced their support for the adoption of such a policy by Hastings Borough Council. They are now urging all those who want to see urgent action at local level to attend the meeting at Muriel Matters House. Nick Terdre reports.

Julia Hilton

Solar panels in Hastings Country Park – ecology or politics?

Hastings Borough Council (HBC), with its majority of Labour councillors, has proposed to put two arrays of solar panels in the Country Park and one at Upper Wilting Farm in Crowhurst. Amber Rudd, Hastings and Rye Conservative MP, has launched a petition against this. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asks Julia Hilton, spokesperson for Hastings Green Party, for her thoughts on the ecological and political issues involved.

Clay Culture Trail 2018

Clay Culture Trail 2018

Clay Culture is a group of ceramicists and potters working in Hastings & St Leonards. The range of their work crosses a wide and diverse spectrum; from the sculptural to the functional. In their annual Clay Culture Trail 2018 of open studios, the artists  offer you a vision of the rich diversity of contemporary ceramics in the area.

Jess Steele

Regeneration from the bottom up

Hastings Green Party will be hosting a free talk on Thursday 25 October about how regeneration must be done in collaboration with local people, rather than being imposed from the top down. The talk, ‘Darning the Fabric: regeneration from the bottom up’, will be given by Jess Steele, a community activist and social entrepreneur based in Hastings. Jess is a founder director of the Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust, supporting community regeneration in the White Rock and Ore Valley areas.

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.

Lessons from withdrawal of harbour proposal

The harbour proposal in Rock-a-Nore has been withdrawn – but different parties have different versions of how that happened, how Hastings Borough Council handled the proposal and whether it has a robust enough policy to distinguish between future proposals which would be detrimental to the town and those which would benefit it. All these issues came to the surface at the Cabinet meeting last Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

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