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Early morning walk

A collared dove, chest puffed out and pink, coos on a sycamore branch above as I stride down the hill to the Promenade. Roz Cran has been inspired by the Dawn Walk essays on Radio 3 and the book ‘Wanderlust’ by Rebecca Solnit, to set out early and walk from St. Leonards on Sea to Bexhill. 

Posted 17:38 Monday, Apr 18, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags:
Yella in King's Road is seeking an alcohol licence (photo: Nick Terdre).

Another booze outlet in central St Leonards?

Following on the controversy last year concerning the granting of an off-licence for the large shop on the corner of London Road and Norman Road, another alcohol application has been made in the area. Bernard McGinley reports on how our very own saturation zone may be about to become even more saturated.

Post landslip in the Rocklands area Photo Bernard McGinley

Rocklands tree decision behind closed doors?

If the Aquila House planning officials get their way, the Rocklands ‘tree works’ planning application (HS/TP/16/00089) will be decided under delegated powers rather than go to the planning committee. Bernard McGinley asked why, but failed to get a satisfactory answer.


Call out for writers

The HOT team are looking for new writers. Scribes who can write eloquently and interestingly about what they care about most in the town. And we’re also looking for people to join our editorial team. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 13:44 Friday, Apr 1, 2016 In: Home Ground
TD & PC Jan 16

Helping hub

The local HUB in St Leonards-on-Sea is, I believe, a brilliant and necessary place for people to go for help, advice, guidance and support. An invaluable service to the local community, writes Zelly Restorick.

Posted 14:39 Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: , , ,
Photo Bernard McGinley

Fewer trees, more visible ‘Bunker’

The Hastings Country Park controversies rumble loudly on. Some things don’t change (such as the ‘Bunker’ being impermissibly still there after all these years). Others do, including the range of grievances and the threatened increasing visibility of the ‘Bunker’. Bernard McGinley reports.


Campus survives but new sustainable model will be developed, says University of Brighton

Hastings campus is not sustainable in the longer term, the University of Brighton has concluded. It will now seek to develop a “new model” of higher education provision in the town, in conjunction with Sussex Coast College Hastings. But a withdrawal from the town, as local politicians had feared, is not envisaged. Nick Terdre reports.

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Transition Town news

The goal of Transition Town Hastings (TTH) is to ‘help join the dots between all the activities in Hastings and St Leonards that are helping create a more equitable, healthier and self-sufficient community.’ TTH reports.

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