Seaside towns, deprivation and Peter Chowney

I think we can all agree that one quality we expect from the man who leads our council  is that he would talk up our town and shout to the rooftops about the great opportunities on offer. I assume this is not a controversial point to make? However, it would appear our current Council Leader,... Continue Reading →

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Britain’s suffering seaside towns need urgent help, says Lords report

Disadvantaged seaside towns like Hastings face massive problems, requiring urgent government action, according to a hard-hitting House of Lords report published last week. In response to the report Hastings Borough Council (HBC) leader Peter Chowney, who is also Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Hastings, said: “Hastings suffers from poor transport links, poor health outcomes, high... Continue Reading →

Council’s cash boost to help the homeless

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has led a successful bid to the government for money to help reduce homelessness across East Sussex. It applied for a grant from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Accessing the Private Rented Sector initiative on behalf of Eastbourne, Lewes, Rother and Wealden Councils. The project will work with... Continue Reading →

Pilot scheme hopes to raise fuel efficiency in rented homes

Improving the fuel efficiency of private rented housing can help alleviate fuel poverty and lead to a cleaner environment. That's the message from Hastings Borough Councillor Andy Batsford, Lead Councillor for Housing as HBC plans to host an event called Better Homes for Hastings that will bring together private landlords, housing associations, tenants and businesses, including TrustMark... Continue Reading →

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