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Energy efficient visitor centre at Hastings Country Park

HOT has heard from Hastings Borough Council that they are in the final stages of planning to build the new visitor centre for Hastings Country Park. They say that the visitor centre will offer improved facilities for visitors to the park with the opportunity to learn about all the park has to offer (past and present), to take part in events and activities and to relax and enjoy the amazing views over the English Channel.

Posted 10:47 Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: ,
Flooding on the lower tier following heavy rains in early January.

Grant for flood defences below the sports village

A grant of £2.25 million has been made to Hastings Borough Council and the developer of the proposed sports complex in Bulverhythe for remediation work on the adjacent housing site. Nick Terdre reports.

Havelock Place, due to house DWP staff this year.

DWP ups sticks in favour of the town centre

The Department for Work and Pensions’ branch at Ashdown House is to move to the town centre, occupying offices in Sea Change Sussex’s Havelock Place and the University of Brighton’s Lacuna Place. The move will help Sea Change repay the loan with which it developed Havelock Place. Nick Terdre reports.

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Business as usual as pier funder is sought

Outside BD Foods new factory unit, managing director John Davis, far right, next to council leader Peter Chowney (photo: HBC).

Council tax bills set to rise as funding cuts go on

It’s budget time for local government and both Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council are grappling with continuing cuts in central government funding. In their turn, residents face increased council tax bills. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:49 Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , , ,
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A room with a view to lowering standards

Severe modifications are being proposed to the unbuilt visitor centre in Hastings Country Park. Will the new design benefit the Country Park? Bernard McGinley takes a wild guess, and finds the application still wanting.

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Weather watchers needed!

Hastings Borough Council is looking for volunteer meteorologists to help with its weather readings.

Posted 06:16 Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
How a made-over White Rock and Bohemia might look.

Radical make-over of White Rock proposed

Hard on the heels of the Rock-a-Nore Harbour plan comes another ambitious proposal for redeveloping an area of Hastings – the White Rock Action Masterplan. Nick Terdre made a careful reading of the document to try to establish precisely what it proposes.

Posted 17:31 Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 In: Home Ground
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