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Hastings Harbour Proposal to be withdrawn

On Friday 21 September, the Green Party announced that the withdrawal of the Harbour Proposal by the Hastings Harbour Quarter Company will be discussed by Hastings Borough Council at the Cabinet Meeting at 6pm on Monday October 1st at Muriel Matters House. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver examines the details of the Council’s decision.

Chris Lewcock, centre, addresses the crowd of some 80 people who turned out for the walkabout of the White Rock and Bohemia areas organised by HUDG (photo: Julia Hilton).

Large turn-out for area action plan walkabouts

Walkabouts of the town centre and White Rock in connection with the council’s Area Action Plan attracted large numbers of interested residents. A further walkabout is planned for this weekend, while the deadline for submitting comments on the plan is this coming Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:34 Friday, Sep 21, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
A building that has seen many transformations of identity.

Genuinely in awe of Ore

Ore is said to be one of the poorest parts of the country, yet HOT’s Zelly Restorick feels it has much to offer its residents, workers and passing through visitors. With this in mind, she spoke to Mags Pawson, the manager at Ore Community Centre (OCC), whose dedication and generosity have made the centre a thriving hive of activities and events for many years. Long may the OCC ship sail!

Posted 11:37 Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
The Oval - a popular space for games.

Action plan puts Bohemia’s green spaces at risk

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) ask 27 questions on their proposals for Lower Bohemia and the Town Centre, for public response by Monday 24 September. Is this what the Borough needs or wants? asks Bernard McGinley.

Sketch showing the new footpath, shaded green, planned by the amusement park owner - the existing path, not shown, will be absorbed into the park (diagram from Revised Site Plan).

HBC planners back amusement park changes

Council planning officers have recommended acceptance of the application for “extensions and refurbishments” of the sea-front amusement park in the Old Town when it comes before the planning committee next Wednesday. If planning permission is granted, a new footpath will replace the one running between the amusement park and the boating lake. Nick Terdre reports.

Photo Rich Wesley

Sussex Highways just don’t cut it!

Pensioner and local citizen, Richard Wesley contacted HOT expressing his disappointment in the Highways Department of East Sussex County Council, saying “they have abandoned our paths and footpaths”. Read his words here and post your Comments below.

Campaigning for sustainable transport

Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum meeting

Many citizens in the town are interested in sustainable transport ideas for this area, especially as a location where we have fewer than average car drivers. Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum have organised a meeting to discuss planning issues. All welcome. Please come along and listen and participate. Every person makes a difference.

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Tidying up St Leonards

Tidy Up St Leonards is a voluntary local action team organised by John Funnell, Richard Wesley and others who feel passionately about the state of their local streets. Yes, we pay council tax and the local council has a responsibility to clean the streets, but in the face of cuts in spending and services, it is highly commendable that local citizens are being innovative and taking action. Zelly Restorick writes. 

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