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Baby and bulldozer

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: , , , ,
Sepia handshake

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

St Mary in the Castle

St Mary in the Castle Faces Management Crisis

St Mary in the Castle Faces Management Crisis St Mary in the Castle, the neo-classical architectural gem set in a crescent on the Hastings seafront,  faces a very uncertain future. The Council grasps on to its one remaining fig leaf,  the ongoing discussions with a prospective lessee,  which HOT understands to be reluctant to make a significant  contribution towards the general upkeep of this Grade II listed historic building. In the circumstances Councillor Robert Cooke was right to voice concerns about apparent absence of a plan B in case the Council can not agree a new lease, writes Christopher Cormack.

Hastings Online Times front page

Meet the HOTTIES: Open meeting on Mon 24 Sept at the White Rock Hotel, 7.30

On Monday 24 September HOT is holding an open meeting where you are invited to meet the team behind Hastings OnlineTimes – our local community website.

Posted 20:22 Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 In: The HOT Planet Tags:

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
Combe Haven Defenders

Celebrate Combe Haven

In a survey of their natural assets, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) have identified Combe Haven as a site of exceptional tranquility – far away from road noise and human interference. This also makes it a site of scientific interest, with an abundance of rare wildlife and an area of natural beauty, writes HOT journalist Erica Smith.

Posted 14:44 Friday, Sep 7, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , , , , ,
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