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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.

Sea by George Hodan

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
Rock a Nore Image Derrick Moss

Hastings Harbour Development Proposal: some local peoples’ views

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asks local residents Dick Edwards, Lucinda Oakes and Kerry Phillips for their views on The Harbour Development Proposal. Dick is the Chair of Hastings Old Town Residents’ Association (HOTRA). Lucinda is an artist, she is a member of Hastings Motor Boat and Yacht Club (HMBYC), where she painted the mural on the outside wall, and feels passionately about Rock a Nore and the Old Town. Kerry is Activities Co-ordinator at Queen Mary’s Nursing Home and Mulberry House, St Leonards-On-Sea. She enjoys kayaking from Rock a Nore beach.

Image by Zelly Restorick

Happy Christmas wishes to you!

Everyone at HOT wishes you a very lovely Christmas and a wonderful new year. Thank you for your support and for being one of our valued readers. We send you every good wish for this festive season and for the coming year ahead.

Posted 14:02 Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 In: Home Ground
Building Stronger Communities

Building Stronger Communities training

Projects Officer, Tanya Vice at Hastings Voluntary Action wants to get the word around town about a briefing / help session for Building Stronger Communities and grant applications.

Bottle Alley

Bottle Alley Lights up!

Hastings Borough Council has replaced some 500 metres of broken lighting with new state of the art equipment that is programmable for special effects – and can be synchronised to music to create a wonderful sound and light spectacle. 

Posted 20:06 Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags:
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