Column

Hastings Observer Column 7 June

Protecting our environment and natural resources is an important issue for many people, and it is for me also. Here in Hastings, we are fortunate to have our stunning country park and our beautiful beaches – we are certainly not short of environmental wonders!

Hastings Observer Column - 24 May

Every young person should have the opportunity to succeed. It is especially important to remember this as we reach the height of exam season. Whilst I enjoyed school, I certainly did not enjoy revising!

Hastings Observer Column - 10 May

TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH can still be difficult for some people.

And I know that many struggle to communicate difficulties they may be having.

Hastings Observer Column - 26 April

The internet has the potential to transform lives, but it can also be a dangerous place for our young people.

Like with all things, we need to strike the right balance.

Hastings Observer Column - 12 April

I know readers are concerned about homelessness in our towns. That’s why I am working so hard within government to make sure tackling homelessness and rough sleeping is at the heart of our work.

Hastings Observer Column - 29 March

The identity of both Hastings and Rye are tied up in our fishing history. Both towns have historic fishing fleets, with Hastings being the largest beach launched fleet in Europe and both being Cinque Ports.

Hastings Observer Column - 1 March

The people of Hastings and Rye voted by 55 per cent to leave the European Union. And I know that residents are concerned about how we leave and when we leave.

Hastings Observer Column - 1 February

It is incredibly important to encourage children to read. The skills they learn, the confidence they gain and the curiosity it encourages remain with children for life.