Lib Dem/Green Party pact – voters are not a tradable commodity says councillor

Voters are not a commodity to be traded between political parties. That’s the view of Councillor Rob Lee who heads the opposition Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). Mr Lee was replying to the announcement yesterday that local Liberal Democrats had written to the Hastings Green Party offering them an electoral pact at next […]

Our council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030… What next?

In February – thanks in part to pressure from Hastings Green Party and our open letter calling on the council to declare a climate emergency – Hastings Borough Council (HBC) committed to making our town carbon neutral by 2030. Since then HBC has appointed Maya Evans as ‘climate champion’ with responsibility for climate change, biodiversity […]

Residents urged – burn ‘clean’ and improve air quality

“…people enjoy having an open fire in their home, but… it does come at a cost.”   Residents who burn wood or other solid fuels to heat their homes will be encouraged to cut down their use or switch to less polluting alternatives under a project running across Sussex. One in ten households in the […]

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 […]