The Battle for Hastings… the winners and losers of the Euro poll

In the most hotly contested European Parliamentary elections ever the result in Hastings Borough mirrored the way the vote went nationally. The big winners were the Brexit Party, The Greens and the Liberal Democrats while the big losers were the Conservative and Labour parties The full breakdown of votes in Hastings borough was: The Brexit […]

Green party brings its battle bus – electric of course – to town

You’ve been invited to come along and meet Green Party lead candidate for the South East Alexandra Phillips when she arrives in Hastings tomorrow. Ms Phillips is currently a Green Party councillor in Brighton and Deputy Mayor of Brighton and Hove, she will be arriving in town at 3pm tomorrow travelling on a big green […]

VAT hike puts Hastings’ green energy schemes at risk

Increased VAT on solar panels is undermining the renewable energy sector at a time when young people are demanding action to stop global warming says Peter Chowney. Mr Chowney – leader of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Hastings – has hit out at the tax hike saying it puts Hastings’ […]

Limiting global warming – don’t put pension money in fossil fuel

Yesterday in Hastings town centre, local school children again joined thousands across the country to strike for the climate. Local people who grumble that they could do their bit by litter picking need to realise that while that is an honourable pursuit, we need much more radical action if we are to have any chance […]

Euro delegation discuss sustainable eco-friendly public transport

Delegates from all over Europe descended on Hastings recently to discuss ideas for sustainable, low-carbon public transport systems that can help boost the tourist trade, Delegates from Greece, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Latvia, Hungary, Cyprus and the UK countries met in the council chamber in Hastings with the subject of low-carbon transport systems for visitors […]

A treasure chest of ideas to create a happier, healthier, sustainable future

Over the past few months I have been talking about the necessity of exploring ideas and generating new solutions to how we become a happier, healthier and more sustainable town into the 2020s and as part of this I am delighted to introduce the Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas. In the summer of 2018, through […]

Hastings’ Greens say council’s climate change motion ‘lacks ambition’

Local Greens say they’re ‘disappointed’ at the borough council’s ‘lack of ambition’ when it comes to fighting climate change. And Hastings and Rye Green Party is also unhappy that despite the impetus for the motion coming from them in the first place, neither the motion, nor the proposer, council leader Peter Chowney, or seconder, Councillor Maya […]