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Road busters battle the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road outside MP Amber Rudd's office in Robertston Street. Credit: Milan Rai

Zombie Roads are back from the dead!

It’s been a week for zombies, and it isn’t even Hallowe’en yet! Now they aren’t just passively wandering along the seafront waiting to be snapped by the HOT Style reporter – they are getting political and congregating outside MP Amber Rudd’s office in Robertson Street! HOT’s Erica Smith tooled up and set out to find out more…

St Mary in the Castle

St Mary in the Castle Faces Management Crisis

St Mary in the Castle Faces Management Crisis St Mary in the Castle, the neo-classical architectural gem set in a crescent on the Hastings seafront,  faces a very uncertain future. The Council grasps on to its one remaining fig leaf,  the ongoing discussions with a prospective lessee,  which HOT understands to be reluctant to make a significant  contribution towards the general upkeep of this Grade II listed historic building. In the circumstances Councillor Robert Cooke was right to voice concerns about apparent absence of a plan B in case the Council can not agree a new lease, writes Christopher Cormack.

The former site of Hastings College - The Archery Ground

Gladedale gives notice of appeal

Gladedale has lodged notice that it will appeal against the planning committee’s refusal to grant permission for its application to redevelop the Archery Ground in St Leonards.

Posted 11:11 Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 In: Campaigns
St. Mary in tthe Castle

Where to now with the flagship of Hastings cultural offerings?

In response to growing concern among the Hastings cultural community about the future of St Mary in the Castle, Old Town stalwart,  Michael Plumbe, has mounted a campaign to raise awareness of the uncertain future of Hastings’ best example of Georgian architecture at its finest, this unique venue for cultural activities, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 11:42 Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
Rt Hon. John Bercow MP (Speaker of the House) with MYPs

Is transport no longer an issue for young people in Hastings?

Last weekend as the Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Hastings, Bexhill and Upper Rother, HOT’s

Posted 23:10 Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , ,
Britannia Enterprise Centre, Hastings

The Town Centre’s last industrial workspace under threat…

Tucked between the exit road from Morrisons and the railway line is a unique business environment that is under threat from Hastings Borough Council. Erica Smith goes back to explore her old haunt…

Posted 19:06 Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: , ,

Countdown to pier decision

Government approval for the council’s proposed compulsory purchase of Hastings pier should be decided soon, and in November the Heritage Lottery Fund is due to rule on the application for funds to rebuild the pier. Well before the end of the year, then, the local community will know if the project to restore the pier is to be realised. The signs are looking good, Nick Terdre writes.

archery ground pic

Future of Archery Ground uncertain after Gladedale plans thrown out

Following the council planning committee’s decision to refuse approval for Gladedale’s development scheme for the Archery Ground in St Leonards, the future of the area remains undecided, writes Nick Terdre.

Posted 09:52 Monday, Jul 9, 2012 In: Campaigns
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