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Community First Grants

Applications are invited for the third round of the Central St Leonards Ward Community First grants. Grants of up to £2500 will be available for activities that meet local needs, and which are matched by an equivalent amount of volunteering time or donations.

Posted 13:02 Friday, Sep 13, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: ,
Clean Air

Get outside for some fresh air?

This morning, I received an email from 38 Degrees, alerting the public to a consultation on Local Air Quality Management, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. This led me to The Healthy Air campaign developed by activist lawyer group, ClientEarth

A pensive Solomon Curtis as he ponders his new responsibilities.

Solomon Curtis elected youngest Vice Chair of global youth voice organisation.

Solomon is not only the youngest member of the HOT team, but has achieved an outstanding election success – and we offer him our heartiest congratulations!

Hastings Castle

Castle plans on display

Plans to improve Hastings Castle are to go on display at Hastings Town Hall between 6pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday 4 September, with the architect on hand to talk about his ideas.


Work begins on multi-million pound library redevelopment in Hastings

Work has begun on an £8million project to provide a modern library and registration service for the people of Hastings. Planning permission and listed building consent have been granted, giving East Sussex County Council the green light to develop the existing facility in the Brassey Institute and expand into the building next door, 12 Claremont.

Posted 21:01 Monday, Sep 2, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags:
M&S Expanding Empire

Planning puzzlement

HOT writer, Zelly Restorick, is no stranger to the many development and planning projects which reshape the town and the area in which we live. However, acquaintance with the projects has not brought enlightenment about how the system works, rather frustration over the apparent untouchability of planners’ decisions.

Medieval ruins at Crowhurst Manor.

Battlesite decision under review

English Heritage is reviewing its decision not to relocate the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to Crowhurst, while also considering two other applications concerning important historical claims for the Upper Wilting site. Nick Terdre reports.


Threats to Southwater Valley

Property developers want to demolish a pair of semi‑detached Victorian villas overlooking Warrior Square Station and build a multi-storey block of flats instead, with “parking under”, writes Bernard McGinley.

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