2016 Annual General Meeting

The Heathfield & Herstmonceux Branch’s AGM will take place on Wednesday 2nd November at the Woolpack Inn in Herstmonceux. The meeting will start at 7:30pm. Click here to view the venue in Google Maps.

The AGM had originally been planned for July, but the prohibition on meetings throughout the recent leadership contest meant we had to reschedule the AGM for later in the year. This meeting is your opportunity as members to elect the branch officers for the coming year. We hope to see you there.

CLP Conference Business Meeting

The Bexhill and Battle CLP will be holding a conference business meeting on Tuesday 13th September 2016, at the Emmanuel Centre in Battle.

Under the present rules covering party meetings during the leadership contest, the only item on the agenda will be the debate of contemporary motions, and the selection of a single motion to be submitted to party conference (taking place later in the month).

The meeting will start at 7pm.

The Emmanuel Centre
Harrier Lane
East Sussex
TN33 0FL

UPDATE: H&H Branch AGM Postponed, NEC elections

Please note that our branch AGM, due to be held on Wednesday 20th in Herstmonceux has been postponed as a result of a decision taken by Labour’s national executive committee (NEC) to ban all normal CLP and Branch meetings until after the current Leadership contest is complete.

Our AGM will be rescheduled for later in the year; in the meantime all current acting officers of the Branch will remain in place.

NEC Elections:

The online ballot for elections to Labour’s governing national executive committee (NEC) have opened, and will remain open until 12:00 noon on Friday 5th August. You should receive an email explaining how to vote which contains a 2 part code enabling you to vote online. Postal ballots will also be available.

Heathfield & Herstmonceux Branch 2016 AGM

Please note this meeting has now been postponed. More…

Our branch’s first AGM will be held on Wednesday 20th July in the function room of The Woolpack Inn, Herstmonceux. The meeting will start at 7:30pm and will comprise of two parts;

  1. The formal AGM, including the election of branch officers and adoption of standing orders.
  2. A normal branch meeting, including discussion of local and national issues.

Members living in the Pevensey ward of the Bexhill & Battle constituency are also invited to attend.

Labour’s response to the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry

Jeremy Corbyn outlines the party’s initial response in parliament to the findings of the Chilcot Inquiry, published earlier today.

Bexhill & Battle CLP – 2016 AGM

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Bexhill & Battle CLP will be held on Tuesday, 12th June at the Emmanuel Centre in Battle (click here to view this location in Google Maps). The meeting will begin at 19:00.

Next Branch Meeting: May 18th 2016

The next branch meeting will be on Wednesday 18th May, and will be held at the Red Cross Hall, Streatfield Road in Heathfield (view this location in Google Maps). The meeting will start at 7:30pm and last for roughly 2 hours.

The branch’s first meeting back in March took place in Herstmonceux, so this will be the first time we’ve held a meeting in Heathfield. We hope to see you there!

Corbyn sets out stall before May 5th local and PCC elections

The Wealden district council wards aren’t up for election this year, but the police and crime commissioner elections are taking place on May 5th at a cross-county level.

Below is a video of Jeremy Corbyn’s full address to the Campaigning to Win event yesterday ahead of the local elections taking place across other areas of the country.

Opposing cuts to library opening hours

Heathfield Library

Labour party members were out in Heathfield yesterday to support the local library and oppose East Sussex County Council’s plans to cut library opening hours.

A consultation exercise on the proposed changes ends on April 3rd. Please visit https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/ and let the council know how important the library service is to you.

The Kent & Sussex Courier also examines the potential impact of these changes in the article “Opening hours for East Sussex libraries set to be cut back“.

Labour responds to the 2016 budget

“[The chancellor] could not have made his priorities clearer. While half a million people with disabilities are losing over a billion pounds in personal independence payments, corporation tax has been cut and billions handed out in tax cuts to the very wealthy.”