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PSC calls for East Sussex pension fund divestments

Already under pressure due to its fossil fuel investments, East Sussex County Council now faces calls to divest from companies which the Palestine Solidarity Campaign says are involved in violations of Palestinian human rights. Nick Terdre reports.

New HBC leader needed after Peter Chowney’s resignation

Hastings is soon to get a new council leader following Cllr Peter Chowney’s decision to step down. He will however remain as a councillor. The new leader should be chosen in mid February. Nick Terdre reports.

Local day of action against ban on asylum-seekers working

Local Lift the Ban campaigners will be participating in a nationwide day of action on Saturday to call on the government to give asylum-seekers the right to work. There will be stalls in Hastings and St Leonards during the day and an evening event, One Hastings, Many Voices, to encourage public support. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:42 Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 In: Politics Tags: Alex Kempton asylum Felicity Laurence Hastings Community of Sanctuary Lift The Ban Nick Terdre Sajid Javid Shortage Occupation List Trevor Webb

Chair should have declared conflict of interest, says critic

The application for installing five kiosks on the pier was passed by HBC’s planning committee at its March meeting, but in the view of local resident Chris Hurrell the committee chair, Cllr Alan Roberts, should have declared a conflict of interest and left the room. In Mr Hurrell’s view, the chair was also remiss in allowing the pier owner to ramble on about irrelevant matters when answering questions from committee members. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:09 Friday, Apr 5, 2019 In: Local Government Tags: Alan Roberts Chris Hurrell code of conduct Gulzar Margi O'Callaghan Matthew Beaver planning committee planning protocol Standards Committee Trevor Webb

Dismay as ESCC proposes to close English language service for school-age refugees

East Sussex County Council’s move to close the English as an Additional Language service, a vital resource for school-age refugees, has provoked widespread concern among refugee families and support groups. While possible alternative ways of providing the service are being explored, they are calling on the community to respond to the consultation on the issue, which remains open until Sunday 3 February. Nick Terdre reports.

Confessions of a rookie Labour Party member

“I blame a cocktail of right wing media coverage, Ukelele Dave and a well-timed nudge by Kay Green.” HOT’s Erica Smith takes a partisan look at the local elections.

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.

Jeremy Birch: a hard act to follow

Tributes to Jeremy Birch, the former Hastings Borough Council leader who died as a result of a severe stroke last week, continue to flow in. He would, said one, be a hard act to follow. A memorial service and event are being planned and a donations page has been opened. Nick Terdre reports.

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