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Handover of Green Party petition on the harbour proposal to mayor Nigel Sinden, right, by Julia Hilton, centre, and Amelia Womack, the Greens' deputy leader.

Lessons from withdrawal of harbour proposal

The harbour proposal in Rock-a-Nore has been withdrawn – but different parties have different versions of how that happened, how Hastings Borough Council handled the proposal and whether it has a robust enough policy to distinguish between future proposals which would be detrimental to the town and those which would benefit it. All these issues came to the surface at the Cabinet meeting last Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

Dawn Butler MP and Peter Chowney, parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party (centre) with Walk-in Centre campaigners last Saturday

Location, location, location: good news for the Walk-in Centre

Local residents’ concerns about the Walk-in Centre appear to have been heard by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) officers who have been pushing to replace the popular town centre resource with an Urgent Treatment Centre at the Conquest Hospital. Campaigning continued this Saturday with a Labour Party petition drive in the town centre, and a gathering outside the Walk-In Centre with Dawn Butler MP, shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, joining the campaign. Erica Smith reports.

Posted 23:29 Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
Heavy machinery among the trees (photo: Chris Lewcock).

Council halts tree works on Archery Ground

Council officers have intervened on the Archery Ground building site to put a stop to unauthorised work on protected trees. Meanwhile building continues apace though the developer’s application to slash the number of affordable houses has yet to be decided. Nick Terdre reports.

Hastings Democratic Alliance

Could the Hastings Democratic Alliance be revived?

In 2005 the Hastings Democratic Alliance (HDA) was formed, aiming to promote participation and involvement in the democratic process, and to maintain a watching brief on the activities of public and private bodies. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews former local councillor, Sue Palmer, and artist and activist, Colin Booth, both founder members of the HDA. They discuss the background of HDA, the achievements of the alliance and the prospect of its revival.

Demonstration outside Parliament for PR by Make Votes Matter.

Local Labour’s PR vote welcomed by Greens

The local Labour Party has endorsed the principle of proportional representation for parliamentary elections, a move that has been welcomed by Hastings Greens. Nick Terdre reports.

Hiroshima Peace Park

Hastings to Hiroshima

On 2 October, Hastings residents will have a chance to hear a first-hand report of an epic Peace Walk undertaken during the summer in Japan. The account will be given by peace activist and Hollington Councillor, Maya Evans, who joined the walk. John Enefer writes.

Rock A Nore Photo LB

Hastings Harbour Proposal to be withdrawn

On Friday 21 September, the Green Party announced that the withdrawal of the Harbour Proposal by the Hastings Harbour Quarter Company will be discussed by Hastings Borough Council at the Cabinet Meeting at 6pm on Monday October 1st at Muriel Matters House. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver examines the details of the Council’s decision.

Chris Lewcock, centre, addresses the crowd of some 80 people who turned out for the walkabout of the White Rock and Bohemia areas organised by HUDG (photo: Julia Hilton).

Large turn-out for area action plan walkabouts

Walkabouts of the town centre and White Rock in connection with the council’s Area Action Plan attracted large numbers of interested residents. A further walkabout is planned for this weekend, while the deadline for submitting comments on the plan is this coming Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:34 Friday, Sep 21, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
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