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A chance to cherish Hastings’ heritage

Look around you! Too much of historic Hastings and St Leonards has been demolished or abused, or is under threat, but despite regrets some people really like what’s left in the borough, finds Bernard McGinley. Exceptional places are visitable thanks to the Love Architecture Festival and Heritage Open Days.

Posted 11:20 Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Bohemia Ice House bohemia walled garden Burtons' St Leonards Association Christ Church Blacklands Christ Church St Leonards Congregational Church Fish House Greek Orthodox Church Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group Hastings Pier Heritage Open Days His Place Community Church HOD Jerwood Gallery Love Architecture Old St Helen's Church Ore St Leonards The Beacon the Stade White Rock Baths
Hastings Town Hall Photo Jon Collins

Relocation reel

Administrative changes are pending from the local Councils. Reporter Jon Collins takes a look at property portfolios and implications.

Posted 11:24 Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Amber Rudd AmicusHorizon Archery Ground Ashbourne Cedar Property Ltd Brassey Institute Eric Pickles ESCC Hastings Planning Strategy HBC Ironlatch Avenue library Linton Gardens planning priory meadow Register Office Speckled Wood Summerfields The Charter of 1588 the pier Town Hall
Alma Villas Photo Richard Price

Highways Department gains £10,000 by supporting application

Local planning applications often seem to be a contentious topic – and the proposal to demolish a bungalow and build ten houses was one that catalysed a vehement response from local residents. Local Government and Planning freelance journalist, Richard Price, reports.

Posted 11:42 Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Alma Terrace Alma Villas Burry Road Councillor Fitzgerald Councillor Lee Councillor Wincoltt Counsillor Edwards Hastings Borough Council Local government and planning Mike Pickup outline planning permission planning applications planning department Ray Crawford Richard Price Silverhill
Launch of new Geotourist smartphone app, Hastings Old Town.

Free App Launched To Boost Tourism In Hastings

A new audio app for Hastings Old Town has been launched, catalysed by a partnership between Hastings Borough Council and Geotourist, providing a new, easy to use way of learning the history of this mediaeval town.

Posted 11:10 In: Home Ground Tags: app Geotourist Hastings Borough Council Hastings Old Town
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Cycle path?

Local cyclist, Barbara, has recently written on the Hastings Creatives website about the proposed cycle path through Alexandra Park in Hastings. Good idea or accident waiting to happen?

Posted 11:53 Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park cycle path cycling Hastings Creatives
Pigs in sanctuary Photo by Rhian Thomas

Barby Keel’s open day

Calling all animal lovers! Sunday at the Sanctuary: Barby Keel‘s Animal Sanctuary offers refuge to animals and birds in need of a safe haven – and by attending their summer open day this Sunday (9 August), you’ll be helping them raise the funds they need to continue their caring work. 

Posted 10:37 In: Home Ground Tags: 9 August 2015 Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary Rhian Thomas

Are you ready for a night of sleeping rough?

Fancy a brief taste of homelessness? Seaview Project is organising the Big Sleep, a mass sleep-out to allow local residents to experience a little of what life is like for the growing number of those who find themselves homeless and sleeping on the streets. Nick Terdre reports.

Picnic protest against the Bunker

The Save Ecclesbourne Glen group, which has led public opposition to the unauthorised Bunker built at Rocklands Caravan Park, has registered to make a submission to the hearing of the appeal by the Rocklands owner against the council’s enforcement order to have the building demolished. The latest display of public anger against the Bunker, and the council’s handling of the matter, came at the protest picnic held in Hastings Country Park, which was attended by roving reporter Richard Price.

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