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 […]

Borough councillors’ attendance record since May 2018

In December we carried a story detailing the level of allowances paid to members of Hastings Borough Council (HBC), the 32 men and women elected almost a year ago to represent your views on local issues. So, as we approach the first anniversary of those council elections, when all 32 seats on HBC were being […]

New poll says Hastings voters would back remain in second referendum

Voters in Amber Rudd’s Hastings and Rye constituency are changing their mind when it comes to Brexit. At the EU referendum in June 2016 Hastings and Rye voted 56.2 per cent to leave with 43.8 per cent voting to remain. However, polling carried out by the ‘Best for Britain’ pro-EU campaign group indicates that opinion […]

‘Shameful’ number of local children without a home for Christmas

Figures suggest that 83 Hastings and St Leonards children will be homeless on Christmas day a situation Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate Pater Chowney says is ‘shameful’. Research by the homeless charity Shelter has come up with the figure and the charity says that number is set to continue rising. It is a 63 per cent […]

Labour demands rethink on cuts to ENT services at Conquest

NHS bosses are being asked to think again about their controversial decision to run down local treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions at the Conquest Hospital. Hastings and Rye Labour Party is pressing for health bosses to think again about their decision which, if implemented, would see patients from the Hastings area having to […]

Local politicians dealing with issues on their patch

Last week leader of Hastings Borough Council Peter Chowney had his long awaited meeting with Sheikh Abid Gulzar the new owner of Hastings Pier, after the meeting Mr Chowney said: “I was pleased I was able to meet Mr Gulzar this week. He has some interesting ideas to develop the pier as a major attraction, […]

Who’s who and who’s where on the new look Hastings Borough Council

Hastings has a new Mayor and a new set of faces at the top table making the decisions that will affect the every day lives of Hastings’ 96,000 residents. Last night the new borough council met in Muriel Matters House for the first time since the elections just two weeks ago and below we provide […]