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Teams from Heart of Hastings CLT and Project Artworks, standing outside 12 Claremont, Hastings, their latest project gifted to them as a community asset transfer from East Sussex County Council. Photo Jonny Thompson

£2m funding injection for America Ground

Iconic neighbourhood The America Ground is set to receive £2 million of public funding for an exciting four-year programme to rejuvenate this historic part of Hastings beginning in April 2020.

Amber Rudd campaigning in the town centre (photo: Amber Rudd's Facebook page).

Rudd’s resignation gives Tories election headache

Amber Rudd’s surprise resignation from the government at the weekend bars her from standing in Hastings & Rye in the coming general election, leaving the Tories with a large hole to fill. Nick Terdre reports.

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.

Nick Perry and LibDem colleagues are ready to start campaigning.

Nick Perry stands for LibDems as candidates for snap general election are selected

Nick Perry has been re-selected as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in the event of a snap general election. With the exception of the Greens, the identity of most parties’ candidates is now known. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:35 Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 In: Politics Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Celebrate outside the Walk-in Centre at 11am this Saturday!

Hastings has moved closer to keeping its walk-in medical centre at Station Plaza – after a vigorous campaign by local people, Labour Party members and union activists. HOT’s Erica Smith is happy to share the news and invites you to gather in front of the Walk-in Centre at 11am THIS Saturday (17 August) for a last group hug outside this valuable resource.

New PM Boris Johnson chairing his first Cabinet meeting in July. Labour council leaders are now asking him to restore council funding (photo: Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Open Governent Licence v3.0).

Chowney joins Labour’s plea for restored council funding

Council leader Peter Chowney has joined dozens of Labour counterparts from local authorities around the country to urge new prime minister Boris Johnson to restore the council funding which has been removed under the Tory party’s austerity policy. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:49 Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 In: Politics Tags: , , ,
Council leader Peter Chowney speaks to the Lift the Ban motion at the full council meeting.

Pro refugee campaigns backed by HBC and the public

Hastings Borough Council has signed up to the Lift the Ban campaign to allow asylum-seekers to work after six months if their asylum claim is still undecided. Meanwhile the fifth annual Refugee Tales event took place this month with ample public support and the presence of several Labour councillors. Nick Terdre reports.

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