International Women's Day - Hastings Observer Column

For decades the 8th March has brought people together to fight and campaign for a more inclusive and equal world. International Women’s Day is marked across the globe. It is a time to reflect on what progress has been made and to focus on where more needs to be done.

E-Newsletter 23 February 2017

March 6th sees the start of the tenth National Apprenticeship Week. This brings together employers and apprentices from across the country to celebrate the success of apprenticeship programmes and highlight the range of available opportunities.

ARK's response to Amber Rudd MP on Castledown

Please see the response to Amber Rudd MP below from Ms Lucy Heller, Chief Executive of ARK:


Dear Amber,

Many thanks for passing on the letters of concern you have received regarding the proposal that Castledown Primary joins the Ark network in September 2017.

MPs Express Regret Following Collapse of Southern Deal

Local MPs, Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman, have spoken of their regret following the decision by train drivers on Southern to reject a settlement which would have ended the long running industrial dispute.

Amber Rudd welcomes record high employment across the UK

Amber Rudd, Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye, has welcomed the news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began, and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for 11 years – down over 900,000 since 2010.

Local MP Opens Rye Business Forum

Last Friday saw the MP for Hastings and Rye, Amber Rudd, open the inaugural speaking event of the newly formed Rye Business Forum.

Amber Rudd MP Visits Station Plaza Walk-in Health Centre

Following on from the recent Care Quality Commission ‘good’ rating given to Integrated Care 24 (IC24), for the service provided in the GP Led Health Centre, the constituency MP, Amber Rudd took the opportunity to visit the team on Friday 17th February 2017.