Can you guess the town?
- the second highest figures for homelessness in Sussex and amongst the highest in the South East. 386, according to the latest report from Shelter; that is 1 in every 269 people.
- 41 rough sleepers
- districts where 1/3rd of children are living in poverty after housing costs
- foodbank usage rising dramatically.
- 2/3rds of those in poverty from working families.
- nurses needing food parcels.
Yes, we’re talking about Eastbourne and there could be much worse to come. East Sussex County Council’s “core offer” is set to severely cut or completely shut down vital services. The consequences for our communities are dire.
Time for change
If you find the figures above depressing, maybe you are looking for ways that you can help to bring about the change that Eastbourne and the UK so badly needs. On this website you’ll find inspiration and suggestions for:
- community activism and campaigning for change
- helping to shape campaigns locally and future Labour party policies
- standing as a candidate in local elections
- joining a union
- fund raising
- meeting like-minded people
Make sure you Vote Labour.
Please make sure you are registered to vote.
If you cannot get to the polling station for any reason such as a disability or you are simply too busy then apply for a postal vote.
We want to build a Britain that works for the many, not the few. That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe, giving our schools the funding they need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world.
The Eastbourne Labour Party is working hard to campaign on many issues including air pollution in Hampden Park, the impact that the welfare reform is having on our residents and saving our hospital.
We need your help to do this so please come and get involved to help build a Britain that works for the many and not the few.