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ESCC petition to government

ESCC is urging people in East Sussex to Stand Up for their county by calling on the government to give them a fairer deal. The

Posted 12:49 Monday, Oct 9, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Stand Up For ESCC Theresa May

Local children getting fit

Hastings support charity Education Futures Trust has been involved in an

Posted 10:48 In: Home Ground Tags: Active Hastings Adam Ransom Alan Foster Comic Relief Denise Sims Education Futures Trust Hollington Youth Centre Sport For Change The Firs

Caring for crustaceans

Crustacean compassion? In a seaside town with a huge number of fish shops, the awareness of crustacean sentience might be uncomfortable, make you think twice about boiling a lobster and ponder the question: is there a humane way to kill another living species? Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 10:18 In: Home Ground Tags: crabs crayfish Crustacean Compassion crustaceans lobsters prawns

Collaboration

Two Hastings charities – Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust and Project Art Works – have declared an alliance based on ‘shared values and overlapping goals’. Susie Tinker, trustee of Heart of Hastings writes.

Hastings Harbour – Cllr. Peter Chowney’s views

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, about the proposed harbour development at Rock A Nore. In future articles she will talk to local people, including the fishing community, and report on their views and reactions. 

Hastings Harbour – surprise proposal

Many people in Hastings Old Town and beyond were taken aback by the seemingly undemocratic and sudden way the proposal for a very large Marina on Rock a Nore was recently sprung upon them. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver summarises some of the key aspects of the feasibility study related to this proposal, which was voted for by Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council at a meeting at Aquila House on Monday 11 September 2017.

Posted 08:14 Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Andrew Doyle BDO chamber of commerce Chandra Masoliver Cllr Peter Chowney Coastal Uses Group Fishermen’s Protection Society Hastings harbour development Hastings Harbour Quarter John Walsh Ken Smith Michael Drain Richard Price Seachange SeaChange Sussex SeaChangeWatch SeaSpace Simon Carman Stewart Hamilton The Foreshore Trust

Further clampdown on accountability

Whatever happened to openness and transparency at HBC? asks Chris Hurrell of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen campaign. Changes to the Constitution of Hastings Borough Council were approved by full Council without any discussion by councillors in July 2017. These changes have removed the rights of the public to have certain planning applications considered by the Planning Committee.

Posted 18:25 Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Chris Hurrell HBC local democracy minor material amendments MMA Save Ecclesbourne Glen Section 73 SEG Town & Country Planning Act 1990 trees

Nostalgic visit for Bernard

A trip to a 1930’s greenhouse brought back war-time memories for former gardener Bernard Mallion, writes Lynda Foy. The 91-year-old, who lives in Hollington, St Leonards, started work at Alexandra Park in Hastings when he was 16 in February 1941, and stayed there until 1943 when he joined the Royal Navy. 

Posted 18:29 Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Bedford lorry Bernard Mallion Colin Foy Edwin Cherry Heritage Open Day HMS Ramillies Linda Foy
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