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Fire brigade at Christchurch, London Rd, St Leonards

Time and the traffic stand still in St Leonards

Traffic came to a standstill at the bottom of London Road, St Leonards on Wednesday afternoon when East Sussex Fire and Rescue personnel closed the road. Fortunately, HOT reporter Richard Hull happened to be out and about with his camera phone.

St Clement's - no chancel repair liability in the Old Town, it is believed.

Chancel repair liability unlikely in Old Town

Property owners in Hastings Old Town can sleep a little easier in their beds in the knowledge that they are unlikely to be hit by any claims from the local parish churches for chancel repair funds, Nick Terdre writes.

Shaping Hastings

Shaping Hastings

Just in case you’re interested, the Hastings Planning Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination on 31 October 2012 and the Examination in Public has now commenced, writes HOT’s

Posted 13:48 Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: ,

Love, love, love… all we need is love?

Back in 1996, in the heady surroundings of Lewisham Registry Office, I said my wedding vows to the man who was to become my husband, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.  A few years later, I was divorced – and aware that I’d broken the promise I’d made to stay together with him “’til death us do part”. 

Posted 10:16 Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: , , ,

Calling all lovers of parks, gardens and open spaces!

The Sussex Gardens Trust is looking for volunteers to take part in a new project to identify, investigate and help conserve designed parks, gardens and open spaces in Hastings.

Posted 09:28 Monday, Jan 14, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , , ,
Pebbles in my pocket

My first visit to court

I’ve never been to court before, having never had any reason to go, either voluntarily or under official obligation, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.  However, on Monday morning, I entered Hastings Magistrates’ Court on Bohemia Road, partly to support a fellow nature defender and partly with my ‘HOT hat’ on, as an observer and listener.

Posted 11:55 Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: , , ,
But not leading, for the time being, to a new development.

Gladedale appeal dismissed

Glad tidings for many – but not Gladedale – with the dismissal of its appeal against the council’s refusal to sanction its proposed Archery Ground development. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:03 Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
Hastings town hall

Hastings Grant Cut Largest In South East

Hastings Borough Council is to receive the largest reduction in government funding next year of any council in the South East. – This is the key implication for Hastings from this week’’s Local Government Finance Statement, according to a statement by Kevin Boorman, the Council’s  Head of Communications & Marketing.

Posted 11:45 Friday, Dec 21, 2012 In: Home Ground
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