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“Road protests jeopardise jobs” claims CEO

John Shaw, CEO of regeneration company Sea Change Sussex, has joined the debate about the Bexhill Hastings Link Road – speaking out about its vital role and condemning the anti-road protests for putting jobs and regeneration in jeopardy, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 09:59 Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , ,
One Billion Rising

Hastings Women’s Voice and riart Grrrls have teamed up to organise a flashmob on Valentine’s Day in Hastings Town Centre for One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler’s global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women. Xaverine Bates explains the philosophy of the movement & how to get involved.

Posted 00:05 Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
A pensioner is tackled by security guards during an anti-road protest in Combe Valley on 14/01/2013

The Battle of Hastings to Bexhill Link Road

With the protesters currently being evicted (9.30am, Wednesday 16 January), and the national media now regularly covering the protests at Combe Haven, we think it is appropriate to list the many articles we have published over the last few months.

Granny Tree

Back to work on the BHLR

After a few days of Christmas and New Year rest and recuperation for some and I imagine, urgent strategy planning for others, work on the BHLR has begun again, with chain saw crews, police, private security guards, engineers, tree and nature protectors and road opponents returning to their pre-holiday positions, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

BHLR Map

ESCC meets in secret to agree more money for Bexhill Hastings Link Road

A press release issued by the Combe Haven Defenders claims that East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has agreed to increase its spending on the Bexhill Hastings Link Road (BHLR) at a meeting at which the public was excluded and the minutes withheld [see reports below]. 

Posted 10:13 Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
Trees cut down

Protecting what you care about

Last Friday, tree felling started in preparation for the Bexhill Hastings Link Road, with crews working over the weekend, cutting down a swathe of trees parallel to London Road in Bexhill. At the same time, protectors of the natural environment, who oppose this road and the planned national road building programme of 190+ roads through England and Wales,  joined together and did what they could to protect what they value.  HOT’s Zelly Restorick was there as an independent campaigner.

Posted 11:39 Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
An activist surveys the contractors

Monday: four more arrests at roads protest in Bexhill

Four opponents of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) have been arrested whilst peacefully defending trees from chainsaw-wielding contractors in Bexhill this afternoon. The trees were located just north of the bridge at TN39 4AP – the intersection of London Road and Woodsgate Park.

Posted 21:43 Monday, Dec 17, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Stand In Your Power by Rebecca Youssefi

An exhibition in St Leonards with works of art by well-known local artists including Alan Wright, Rebecca Youssefi and Emily Johns offers the chance to buy your favourite artwork for what you think it is worth! Erica Smith went to eye up the talent.

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