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Dawn Butler MP and Peter Chowney, parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party (centre) with Walk-in Centre campaigners last Saturday

Location, location, location: good news for the Walk-in Centre

Local residents’ concerns about the Walk-in Centre appear to have been heard by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) officers who have been pushing to replace the popular town centre resource with an Urgent Treatment Centre at the Conquest Hospital. Campaigning continued this Saturday with a Labour Party petition drive in the town centre, and a gathering outside the Walk-In Centre with Dawn Butler MP, shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, joining the campaign. Erica Smith reports.

Posted 23:29 Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
Heavy machinery among the trees (photo: Chris Lewcock).

Council halts tree works on Archery Ground

Council officers have intervened on the Archery Ground building site to put a stop to unauthorised work on protected trees. Meanwhile building continues apace though the developer’s application to slash the number of affordable houses has yet to be decided. Nick Terdre reports.

Oskar's Amazing Adventure, a children's tale of a puppy's search for friendship.

Carnival opens Battle Festival this Sunday

The fifth Battle Festival launches this weekend with a FREE carnival for the whole community. Festival Fiesta on Sunday (30 September, 12-4pm) welcomes an array of colourful live events and family activities to the Abbey Green, as well as inside Battle Abbey itself (from 2pm). Hannah Collisson details the entertainment in store.

Posted 18:23 Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 In: Music & Sound
Hastings Democratic Alliance

Could the Hastings Democratic Alliance be revived?

In 2005 the Hastings Democratic Alliance (HDA) was formed, aiming to promote participation and involvement in the democratic process, and to maintain a watching brief on the activities of public and private bodies. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews former local councillor, Sue Palmer, and artist and activist, Colin Booth, both founder members of the HDA. They discuss the background of HDA, the achievements of the alliance and the prospect of its revival.

Demonstration outside Parliament for PR by Make Votes Matter.

Local Labour’s PR vote welcomed by Greens

The local Labour Party has endorsed the principle of proportional representation for parliamentary elections, a move that has been welcomed by Hastings Greens. Nick Terdre reports.

HTH

Got questions?

Holy Trinity Hastings (HTH) is about to run a new Alpha course  for this term and it kicks off with a social evening on Wednesday 3 October at 7pm with a Katsu Curry and Cheese Bingo. It’s a chance to meet new people and to explore the big questions in life. HOT’s Vanessa Alves writes.

Music on the Stade with Mboob Musa.

Music, food and film at AfriKaba festival

The AfriKaba festival kicks off this Saturday, 29th, with an afternoon of family entertainment and a free evening concert on the Stade. The festival continues the following weekend with a series of films and music at the Electric Palace cinema. Nick Terdre reports.

Chasing the Dragon © Philip Volkers

Burning Man in St Leonards

Sometimes you think you know things and then realise that you simply don’t. Naively, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths thought a festival was a festival was a festival – a gathering, mainly music-orientated with some side events. But bumping up against the Burning Man Festival, it explains on its website: ‘Burning Man is not a festival. Burning Man is a community.’ So that put her straight… i

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