Ambitious, optimistic and fighting for the resources it needs

Earlier this month Hastings Borough Council (HBC) held its 'Annual Full Council' meeting at which Nigel Sinden was re-elected as Mayor and Peter Chowney was re-elected as Leader of the Council. Mr Chowney also leads the ruling Labour group on HBC which occupies 23 of the 32 seats. Of the remainder eight are held by... Continue Reading →

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Hastings council’s ‘success’ on many levels

In his monthly report to the people of Hastings council leader Peter Chowney has hailed the policy of buying up commercial property a 'success' on many levels. Having borrowed close to £50m in the last four years there has been growing interest in Hastings Borough Council's (HBC) property owning ambitions with many local people unhappy... Continue Reading →

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 →

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