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Red Cross support service calls for volunteers

The Red Cross is looking for volunteers in the Hastings area to boost the numbers in its Fire and Emergency Support Service, which provides support to victims of fire in the immediate aftermath of an incident. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:07 Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Bohemia Road fire station Fire and Emergency Support Services Haywards Heath Morgan Mead Nick Terdre Red Cross
Landslide at Ecclesbourne Glen

Country Park anger

There have been some strange developments down by the Hastings Country Park… Bernard McGinley gets his wellies on to investigate some slippery territory.

Posted 00:50 Thursday, May 29, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Ecclesbourne Glen landslide planning department planning permission retrospective

The Party’s over:  making sense of the day after

HOT writer Chris Connelley stood unsuccessfully for a council seat in last week’s local elections. Here he reflects on the experience.

Yoga with a twist!

Long-time yoga enthusiast Siobhan O’Hanlon has finally found the approach that suits her. Hidden away on the West Hill in the heart of Hastings is Chris Elam’s energy cottage Shakti Kutir, a place to relax, retreat, refresh, reflect and replenish.

Posted 22:14 Saturday, May 24, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Ayurvedic Chris Elam pranic healing Scouse Yoga Shakti Kutir Siobhan O''Hanlon Swami isa

Ukip gathers votes but no seats

Unlike in other parts of the country, there was no breakthrough for Ukip, the UK Independence Party, in the local elections in Hastings, where it lost its only seat to the Tories. With 16 seats up for grabs, Labour gained one from the Tories, ending up with 11 against the Tories’ five. Nick Terdre reports.

Jeremy Birch seriously ill in hospital

Council leader Jeremy Birch is seriously ill in hospital, writes Nick Terdre. He was taken ill on Friday lunchtime with what is thought to have been a stroke and rushed to Conquest Hospital.

Posted 16:00 Tuesday, May 6, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Conquest Hospital Jeremy Birch Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Sarah Owen
Planning Documents

Council leader responds to planning concerns

HOT’s Zelly Restorick recently wrote about the planning procedure and the Hastings Development Management Plan – and how filing objections or comments seemed to be a very complicated process for the average person to tackle. As a number of HOT readers commented on the article, she decided to write to the Leader of the Council, Jeremy Birch, to offer him a chance to respond. 

Posted 08:31 Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Big Map consultation Hastings Development Management Plan Hastings Planning Strategy Jeremy Birch new homes Planning inspector Zelly Restorick

Take control of your housing: set up a Housing Co-op

A free seminar on how to set up a housing co-operative will run this Tuesday evening, 29 April at the Friends Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings. 

Posted 18:21 Friday, Apr 25, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Hastings Housing Co-op Housing Co-operative Housing Coop Housing cooperative Radical Routes St Leonards
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