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Coastal Space? Whatever happened to Local Space?

The council has joined forces with local housing association AmicusHorizon to create a social regeneration project known as Coastal Space. This follows the withdrawal of Newham-based housing association Local Space from its much-heralded £2 million partnership with HBC, which had been designed to achieve very similar goals. Below we briefly relay HBC’s press release about the new link with AmicusHorizon, but keep your eye on HOT for the full story behind the departure of Local Space.

Posted 11:23 Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , , ,
Flying person

Creative mastery

The Mastery workshop is coming to Hastings.  I’ve long been curious about The Mastery workshops, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, having seen notices publicising them over the years – and when someone suggested HOT speak to workshop leader, Christine Kimberley, I volunteered.

Police Protest Liaison Team

Police Protest Liaison team new to East Sussex

Back in the middle of December, when ESCC unexpectedly started work on the Bexhill Hastings Link Road, campaigners and defenders gathered to peacefully protest against the trees being felled by the chain saw crews. Sergeant Daniel Russell, lead officer of the local Police Protest Liaison Team was on site from the start and HOT’s Zelly Restorick interviewed him to see what the experience has been like for him and his team.

Say no to cuts

Cutting through the silences

How often is it that we get exercised about the injustices of government, get angry, frustrated, feel powerless and then do nothing about whatever it is that is upsetting us? Charity worker Sara Young, aged 23,  Hastings-born and bred, sensed people were internalising what they felt strongly about and wanted to give them a voice. HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to her about her idea for a documentary.

Hastings Post Office

Closure of Hastings Post Office?

Local author Kay Green lets off steam about the threat of closure for the Hastings town centre Post Office.

Posted 13:49 Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: ,
Better days are getting nearer for Hastings pier.

Grant secured for pier restaurant

Hastings Pier has taken another big step towards restoration by winning a £750,000 grant from the government’s Coastal Communities fund. A further £443,000 has been allocated to Sussex Coast College to establish a coastal industries academy, writes Nick Terdre.

Hastings Women Rising © Sharon Haward 2013

Why International Women’s Day?

Surely every day is women’s day? Xaverine Bates looks at why IWD is celebrated around the world on 8th March & explains the host of exciting local events planned in March this year.

Posted 19:22 Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
March that shook Blair

15 February 2003 revisited

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