Welcome to Tressell Councillors

Picture of the distant sea across Hastings Old Town
Looking out to sea from Bembrook Road

We have now begun a regular blog about issues in Tressell Ward, based on a weekly ‘walkabout’ we’ve started doing in the ward. You can find that on the Tressell Blog page.

Ali writes a regular report – you can read the latest report here:

This report is the last from Cllr. Peter Chowney, who retired as a Tressell councillor after 16 years representing the ward on Hastings Council. Here’s a farewell message from Peter:

” It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Tressell Ward over the last 16 years. During those years, I’ve been the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Deputy Leader, and eventually Council Leader for five years. I have enjoyed my time here, dealing with a wide variety of issues, from protecting Speckled Wood as open space to trying to get Optivo Housing Association to keep their estates clean. But like any ward, it’s the people of Tressell who make it what it is, who care about their local neighbourhood, and whom I’ve done my best to represent. After 16 years, I feel the time has come to step down, and pass on the Tressell baton, I hope, to Liam Crowter, our very capable candidate in the May election. But I shall miss Tressell Ward – and I will continue to visit, to enjoy a stroll through Speckled Wood or the views out to sea from Bembrook Road. So farewell, and my very best wishes for the future to you all.”

There’s also an archive of our past monthly reports, starting from February 2021. You can find that here.

For regular updates on borough-wide issues, you can sign up for a weekly council newsletter.

Sunlight in Speckled Wood

To see copies of Tressell News (a local newsletter we use when visiting residents door-to-door), see the ‘Tressell News’ page – latest newsletters are at the bottom. These lapsed during lockdown, but will start again soon.

The Labour Party’s policy priorities and commitments for Hastings Council are contained in Labour’s detailed and comprehensive manifesto for the 2022 Hastings Council elections. You can read this on the Hastings and Rye Labour Party website.

Facebook logo Tressell councillors also have a Facebook page.  Here, we’ll tell you what’s happening in Tressell Ward, and you can post your concerns, problems, issues you want to raise, or comment on what we’re doing.  You can find it here.

On this site, you can also find:

  • previous editions of Tressell News;
  • information on your local councillors, who they are and what they believe in;
  • Information about the Speckled Wood open space and its history;
  • news about any forthcoming elections.

To visit the Hastings Labour Party website click here.

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