‘Significant’ moment calls for ‘symbolic gesture’ says Lee

The UK’s departure from the European Union next week is an event that is “significant for each of us individually and as a town,” according to Councillor Rob Lee who leads the Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). And Mr Lee believes the council should mark the event with a “symbolic gesture”. In an […]

For council ‘austerity is far from over’ says Chowney

Council seeks your view on its budget proposals Council set to cut ten per cent of its workforce £1m of additional savings still required Increasing demand on homeless budget The clock’s ticking down on your opportunity to have a say on the borough council’s budget for the coming year. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has launched […]

Chowney: “Labour will not be eclipsed in Hastings & Rye”

‘We will win again,’ Labour’s defeated General Election candidate Peter Chowney has told his supporters today. He says the campaign was, “…a humbling and heart-warming experience” and tell his them: “There is so much support for real change. There is compassion and commitment, and an implacable resolve. There is determination. There is hope.” Mr Chowney […]

The finish line is within sight but who will win in Hastings & Rye

This morning we publish three new audio tracks, conversations we’ve had over the weekend with the three main-party candidates standing in the General Election. None will stake a claim saying the parliamentary seat is theirs for the taking but listening to them carefully they confirm what national polls have been saying; that people are not […]

Huge cost and more questions than answers in Tory’s rail plan says Labour

Meeting a pledge to ‘fast-track’ local rail services would cost a Conservative government  upwards of £20 billion according to Labour. Hastings In Focus reported earlier this week that fast-tracking fast trains to Hastings was going to be top of the list for an incoming Conservative government when Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, said […]

Chancellor in town supporting Conservative cause

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid was in Hastings this morning visiting local businesses as part of the General Election campaign. Speaking while on a tour of one the Focus SB factories and standing alongside Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye Sally-Ann Hart, Mr Javid said the Conservative message was ‘resonating on the doorsteps’ of […]