Improved A21 can unleash economic potential and brilliance says MP

Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart says she had a ‘brilliant meeting’ yesterday as part of the A21 Reference Group. The group consists of MPs whose constituencies lie along the A21, representatives from local authorities and Transport for the South East. The group was instrumental in persuading the Government to carry out the most recent upgrade of […]

Being positive about shaping a better future for West St Leonards

Local residents made it very clear how much they care about their neighbourhood… Working towards a better future for west St Leonards is the key theme of a campaign that has got off to a flying start. The West St Leonards Forum has received funding support from Common Treasury and Locality, launched its campaign to […]

Hastings a step closer to £25m funding bid

Hastings has taken a big step closer to bidding for up to £25m from the Government’s new Town Fund by setting up a Town Deal Board. At a public meeting last week delegates from the health, education, business, community and voluntary sectors in the town, as well as officers from East Sussex County Council (ESCC), […]

‘Ore-some’ leap in station usage

Almost a quarter-million rail journeys started or ended at Ore station in 2018/19, according to the latest official estimates of station usage from the Office of Rail and Road.  The 240,652 station entries and exits in the year to March 31st 2019 represent an annual increase of nearly 40 per cent. The Marshlink station is […]

Ambitious and optimistic and in receipt of an ‘enormous privilege’

Later this week Hastings In Focus will be recording an interview with the town’s new MP Sally-Ann Hart. In the meantime Mrs Hart has outlined here what she sees as her immediate priorities in her new job. I am writing this as your Member of Parliament, sitting at my kitchen table. The early morning house […]

Election result shows methods stand up to ‘heavy scrutiny’ says Coastal Action

As the dust settles on the 2019 general election, local pollsters Coastal Action have issued a press release saying they, “…once again correctly predicted the outcome” following on from their “previous success” in 2017. Coastal Action’s poll for the Hastings and Rye constituency that was issued on December 5th put the Conservatives comfortably ahead and […]

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 […]

Conservatives win big in Hastings and Rye

Hastings’ new Conservative MP says she is looking forward to focussing on the things that are important to the people in her constituency. Shortly after her victory was declared Sally-Ann Hart said: “I think we’ll get on with delivering Brexit and then we can move on and focus on the other issues that are equally […]