Changed forever… the new normal needs a new charter on equality

Tempers frayed and voices were raised in Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) virtual council chamber last night. The issue under discussion was a motion from Councillor Judy Rogers, she told the council: “Hastings has a long tradition of welcoming people from a range of diverse backgrounds and celebrating difference, something which we all should be proud […]

Lift the ban – petition being delivered to parliament next week

It is more than a year since both Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council voted to support asylum seekers being able to work with county councillors voting unanimously in favour of the move. This councils’ actions followed months of activity in Hastings and St Leonards to raise awareness of the Lift the Ban […]

Local people demand that ban on asylum seekers finding work be lifted

Campaigners in Hastings and St Leonards are calling on the Government to allow people seeking asylum in the UK the right to work. Politicians, campaigners, celebrities and members of the public will gather on Saturday, June 15th to call on the Government to give asylum seekers the right to work in the UK. This gathering […]