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Delay to reopening of Hastings Library

Hastings Library will reopen later than expected – to give contractors more time to protect the fabric of the historic building. The library, in Claremont, has been closed since February last year for a complete revamp. The finished building will also house the children’s library which is currently based in Robertson Passage.

Posted 17:09 Monday, Jun 26, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Brassey Institute Cllr Bill Bentley Hastings library Learn Direct

Local housing trust celebrates 1 year anniversary

The Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust (HOHCLT), a local housing trust will be celebrating it’s first year anniversary on Saturday 1 July and will be hosting a day of food, fun, music and discussion to coincide with it’s AGM.

Posted 18:30 Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: affordable housing Community Land Trusts Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust HOHCLT Modern Methods of Construction Old Broomgrove Power Station Sam Kinch Thilaka Hilman

Cabinet to discuss strategy to protect countryside sites

A strategy to secure the future of countryside sites across East Sussex will be discussed by cabinet on Tuesday 27 June. Members will be asked to approve the Countryside Access Strategy, which sets out how East Sussex County Council’s 2,000 miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways and 10 countryside sites are managed in the future.

Posted 18:04 In: Home Ground Tags: Camber Sand Dunes Countryside Access Strategy Ditchling Common Country Park Forest Way Country Park Rye Harbour Nature Reserve South Downs National Park Authority Sussex Wildlife Trust The Cuckoo Trail

HBC to halt premature Archery Ground works

Alerted to the occurrence of unauthorised works on the Archery Ground, Hastings Borough Council has moved to have them halted. Several pre-conditions, including the approval of a construction management plan, have still to be fulfilled by the developer. Nick Terdre reports.

Humans of Hastings

Humans of Hastings. Four film portraits directed and produced by Lewis Bennett. Inspired by both the off-the-wall characters who contribute to the artistic mosaic of Hastings – and Brandon Stanton’s 2010 photoblog Humans of New York, film-maker, Lewis Bennett presents the first of a series of film profiles that capture the originality, verve and creative range of this unique coastal community.

Posted 09:27 In: Home Ground Tags: bodybuilding Brandon Stanton Humans of Hastings Humans of New York Lewis Bennett Mr Universe Muscle Nadia Anast One Born Every Minute powerlifting Ron Everett Ryan 'Doc' Savage The Voice Top Gear Waffle

Town centre conservation proposals

Hastings Borough Council is consulting on changes to the town centre conservation areas. Your chance to get involved.

Posted 10:14 Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Cllr Kim Forward Conservation Proposals Hastings Castle Pelham Wellington Square

The Ghost of Dunkirk moves to a new home

On Saturday 17 June, the ‘Cyril and Lilian Bishop’, Hastings’ lifeboat from 1931-1950, our ‘Ghost of Dunkirk’, is moving to her final resting place. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asks Dee-Day White and Tush Hamilton how they inspired countless local people to become involved in the project.

Posted 15:42 Monday, Jun 12, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Aviva of Ninfield Boxbourne Plant Hire Chandra Masoliver Darianne Taberer David Kirtley Dee-Day White Design and Build EHSAA John Tush Hamilton Les Watson Louis Engineering Parker Building Supplies Quadmost Robert Finn Rogation Sunday RX Shanty Singers Save our legendary lifeboat Terry Drinkwater The Blessing of the Sea The Ghost of Dunkirk The Lily Bish Trade Paints

The Great Get Together

On 18 June, the Transition Town team are hosting The Great Get-Together with The Big Lunch from 13:00–16:00 in Warrior Square Gardens. An event catalysed by the death of MP, Jo Cox, who believed that we humans share more similarities than differences.

Posted 14:26 Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Jo Cox The Big Lunch The Eden Project Transition Town Hastings
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