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St Leonards Town Team gets the thumbs up!

Today, Tuesday 23 October, St Leonards Town Team were officially signed up to the national Town Team Partner scheme. This is a new initiative co-ordinated by Mark Prisk MP, Minister for Housing.

Posted 23:08 Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 In: Home Ground
Parties to the new grounds maintenance contract: HBC councillors Jeremy Birch and Emily Westley are third and fourth from left respectively. (Photo: HBC)

Savings on new council contracts

Newly negotiated contracts for grounds maintenance and waste collection will generate combined savings of some £900,000 a year and, in the case of the waste collection contract, expand the range of materials going to recycling. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:07 In: Home Ground
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The Streets of St Leonards

The streets of Central St Leonards look set for a number of improvements following developments, consultations and initiatives from diverse stakeholders ranging from the Central St Leonards Town Team to the Neighbourhood Police Team. HOT’s Richard Hull heard all about it when he caught up with HBC’s Terry Drinkwater at the ‘Making Central St Leonards Our Business’ event on Wednesday October 10.

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A wise use of public money & resources?

Hastings Alliance, a sustainable transport group which has campaigned for 17 years against the Bexhill Hastings Link Road, lost their appeal for a Judicial Review at the High Court in London last Friday, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Fresh Veg and New Bins

Fresh veg and new bins feature in the ‘way forward’ for Central St Leonards, residents heard last Thursday September 27. Over 50 people gathered at The Magnet, London Road, to hear a number of presentations under the banner of The Way Forward Group, writes Richard Hull.

Posted 07:33 Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , ,
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Restoring community harmony

Community Resolution was launched by Sussex Police in January 2011. An alternative to the Criminal Justice System, it uses the principles, methodology and techniques of restorative justice, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick


The government has given the green light for the council to go ahead with the compulsory purchase of Hastings pier, an important element in the restoration process headed by the Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust writes HOT journalist Nick Terdre.

Pirates Day - part of Hastings' cultural cornucopia (Photo: HBC)

Still the place to come!

Posted 18:11 Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 In: Home Ground
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