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Children homeless this Christmas – the result of Tory austerity

More than 80 children in Hastings will be homeless this Christmas according to Shelter. And the number is rising. The latest analysis by the housing charity indicates that 83 children in our town will spend Christmas in temporary accommodation – far from the comfort of home. Rick Dillon of the local Labour Party investigates.

Posted 20:18 Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 In: Home Ground
LUX Awards 2018

Bottle Alley wins national award

Hastings Borough Council is celebrating after its Bottle Alley lighting scheme won ‘Outdoor lighting project of the year’ award at the prestigious 2018 LUX awards, which took place in London in November.

Posted 10:29 Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: bottle alley Hannah Brookshaw Laser Energy Ltd LUX LUX Safer Cities Osram Peter Chowney PR Lighting World Busy
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The rapid return of long-shore drift

HOT received an impassioned plea from Banksy fan, Tony May, pointing out that whilst Banksy’s iconic image had been dug out from the pebbly beach earlier this year, last weekend’s storms have filled in the hollow that had been scooped out.

Posted 17:22 Friday, Nov 16, 2018 In: Home Ground
00OBLuke-Hayes

Watch this space!

On Monday the White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures offer of £1.25 million for the old Observer Building was accepted. If all goes to plan, by 21 December this year, the OB will have an exciting new future. HOT’s Erica Smith caught up with Beth Woolf from Jericho Road who has been busy working with White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures, buying the Hastings Observer building. 

Posted 18:51 Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Beth Woolf Erica Smith Rock House White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures
Site of the landslip which runs from Rocklands into Ecclesbourne Glen.

FoIs reveal council’s Rocklands appeal costs

The legal costs incurred by the council in its efforts to keep the causes of landslides in Rocklands caravan park under wraps have been revealed through a series of Freedom of Information submissions. In the process, concerns have been raised about the council’s handling of such requests. Nick Terdre reports.

Action from the Pilot Field: the U's miss a penalty in the recent 2-4 home defeat to Whyteleafe in the FA Trophy.

Hastings United plan Tilekiln move

The U’s are on the move. Hastings United have identified a site for their new stadium, while Horntye Park trustees also promise news on alternative options for their sports facilities. Nick Terdre reports.

Construction on the Archery Ground is proceeding apace. This was the scene in July.

Archery Ground changes approved

Affordable housing provision in Hastings has taken a knock with the approval by the planning committee of an application to slash the quota on the Archery Ground development. Nick Terdre reports.

The amusement park owner plans to build a new footpath alongside the boating lake.

Right to pathway being walked all over

The public footpath through the Stade amusement park is under threat. What will the Foreshore Trust do? What does the Council think?  Bernard McGinley takes a stroll down it, while he still can.

Posted 09:28 Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: 1893 Bernard McGinley Coastal Users Group ESCC foreshore Foreshore Trust Inspectorate Old Town planning planning committee right of way
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