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The disputed footpath looking towards the sea - not part of the amusement park to the left, according to the council.

Council refuses Old Town footpath bid

Hastings Borough council has turned down the Flamingo amusement park owner’s second attempt to take control of a disputed footpath on the Stade. Local residents and politicians welcomed the news. Nick Terdre reports.

North Queensway Innovation Park - planning permission for two units was granted last year but construction has yet to begin.

HBC called to account over Sea Change briefings

Campaign group Seachangewatch is calling on Hastings Borough Council to implement a recommendation made five years ago to require economic development company Sea Change Sussex to provide an annual briefing on its activities. Nick Terdre reports.

The footpath at the centre of the controversy, looking towards the main road.

Second bid for control of Old Town footpath

Following a second attempt by the Flamingo amusement park owner to secure control over the footpath running between the park and the boating lake, Old Town residents and representatives are looking to the Foreshore Trust to help their cause but look likely to be disappointed. Nick Terdre reports.

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Protection for Hastings harbour arm

The Hastings Harbour Arm is a very important structure on the Hastings frontage, which retains beach material that protects the town from flooding. Ongoing works are encasing the existing Hastings Harbour Arm in armour rock to help protect the Arm from further deterioration.

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Heart of Hastings seeks housing partner

There is good news and not-so-good news for the Heart of Hastings management team to report to shareholders and supporters about the Ore Valley housing scheme at its annual general meeting next Saturday: on the one hand it can apply for government funding made available for community-led housing projects, and on the other, at the council’s request it has to find a partner to assist in implementing the project. Nick Terdre reports. All images from Heart of Hastings.

Handover of Green Party petition on the harbour proposal to mayor Nigel Sinden, right, by Julia Hilton, centre, and Amelia Womack, the Greens' deputy leader.

Greens petition HBC to reject Harbour Quarter

Hastings Green Party continues its campaign against the proposed Harbour Quarter development in the Old Town, handing in a petition calling on the council to reject the plan to the mayor, Cllr Nigel Sinden, in the presence of the party’s deputy leader Amelia Womack. Nick Terdre reports.

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Help ‘futureproof’ beautiful Fairlight church

Driving along the road to Fairlight, if you didn’t know it was there, blink and you would miss St Andrew’s Church with its majestic tower, historical graveyard and interesting architectural features. Yet this hidden gem is well worth a visit and conveniently located at the highest point of Fairlight in Coastguard Lane, where Fairlight Road and Battery Hill meet – just a 10-minute drive from Hastings and also on the 101 bus route. Lizzie May writes.

The steel frame has been erected for High Weald House, an office block on Sea Change Sussex's Bexhill Enterprise Park (photo: Sea Change Sussex).

Sea Change’s DWP ‘sweetener’ questioned

Campaign group Seachangewatch has questioned the ‘sweetener’ of a year’s free rent provided by Sea Change Sussex for the DWP staff moving into its Havelock Place office block. Meanwhile Sea Change is under way  with construction of an office block at its Bexhill Enterprise Park. Nick Terdre reports.

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