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Park Lane Homes' high Breezes development - 80 dwellings but not one affordable home.

Viability loophole hits affordable housing

The government has announced measures to tackle Britain’s housing crisis, including ending the abuse of viability assessments by developers to dodge their obligations to build affordable housing. In the first of two articles Nick Terdre looks at how viability assessments have become so problematic, the council’s response and how the town’s supply of affordable housing has suffered.

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Crowdfunding for People’s Front Room

The People’s Front Room is a travelling arts and music venue that performs at many of the major UK festivals each year, bringing musicians together from many areas around the country, including Hastings, supporting up and coming musicians by providing them with opportunities in the arts. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Hastings Trolley Bus Photo Richard Pollard

Harold the Hastings Trolleybus will soon be 90! 

 

Flying The Flag: Arming The World

Flying The Flag: Arming The World

Hastings Against War offers an opportunity to watch the film, Flying the Flag: Arming the World by John Pilger. This film is over 20 years old but worthwhile viewing to remind ourselves of the UK arms industry then and now. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

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New 6-a-side football league

A new 6 a side football league has been announced and they are looking for teams. HOT’s new sports writer, Harvey Cato (left) tells us more.

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The Bosun’s Bite at Rye Harbour

Rye Harbour isn’t that far away from Hastings – and is a lovely destination for an explore – and a bite to eat at The Bosun’s Bite, a down to earth, friendly café with good food, generous portions and always a welcome smile to greet you. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Sir Quentin Blake with Jerwood Gallery director, Liz Gilmore

Sir Quentin first artist patron of Jerwood 

 

Maria McAteer and Hugh

One Last Look

Award-winning playwright, actor and singer and Irish dance teacher, Maria McAteer, moved to Hastings a couple of years ago, and has already thrown herself wholeheartedly into the cultural life of the community. Following on from the success of her last touring show, My Friend Lester, which she also brought to Hastings, her latest play, One Last Look, is due to open in April, inspired by Hastings and St Leonards. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks her about her latest work, her extraordinary creative drive and her experience of Hastings. 

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