Labour claims victory in campaign to save Station Plaza walk-in centre

It looks like the Station Plaza NHS walk-in centre has been saved and the local Labour party is claiming credit for the victory after a vigorous campaign by Labour and union activists. Last year health bosses had threatened to close the centre and relocate its services to the Conquest Hospital but a series of protests – […]

Poll shocker for Rudd – but it’s not looking good for Chowney either!

Analysis of recent opinion polls says that in a general election Amber Rudd would be one of a number of high profile Conservative MPs who would lose their seats in the House of Commons. But before Hastings and Rye Labour Party start to celebrate the news it’s not looking good for their man Peter Chowney […]

Ambitious, optimistic and fighting for the resources it needs

Earlier this month Hastings Borough Council (HBC) held its ‘Annual Full Council’ meeting at which Nigel Sinden was re-elected as Mayor and Peter Chowney was re-elected as Leader of the Council. Mr Chowney also leads the ruling Labour group on HBC which occupies 23 of the 32 seats. Of the remainder eight are held by […]

Straw bale visitor centre has been worth the wait says council leader

He concedes it has been a ‘long, slow process’ but Hastings Borough Council (HBC) leader Peter Chowney says he is pleased the council stuck with its plans to build the new Hastings Country Park visitor centre out of straw. The project that will have cost in excess of £700,000 when it is complete will be, “…a […]

Hastings manufacturer making its mark in China

People who have experience of working on the shop floor ultimately make better bosses according to Gary Stevens, Managing Director of Hastings’ success story Focus SB. Mr Stevens was the latest local business leader to met with Peter Chowney who is not only leader of Hastings Borough Council but is also Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate […]

Former labour councillor says ‘sensible’ people have abandoned the party

Sensible people have long ago abandoned the Hastings and Rye branch of the Labour Party. That’s the view of Hastings Borough councillor Dany Louise who quite the party in February, driven out she said because Labour had become a ‘welcoming environment for antisemities’. When, earlier this week, Hastings MP Amber Rudd called for Labour leader […]

Old Hastings Labour councillor quits party ‘in despair’ over antisemitism

Old Hastings Labour Councillor Dany Louise has quit the party saying the “level of denial” by Jeremy Corbyn supporters over Labour’s antisemitism problem leaves her “in despair”. Her shock resignation was reported in the Jewish Chronicle and her resignation comes amid claims that thousands of members are now leaving the Labour party as a result of Mr […]