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Cllr Alan Roberts, right, beside Sheikh Abid Gulzar and his agent Brett Maclean at a charity event in 2015 (source: Alan Roberts' Facebook page).

Chair should have declared conflict of interest, says critic

The application for installing five kiosks on the pier was passed by HBC’s planning committee at its March meeting, but in the view of local resident Chris Hurrell the committee chair, Cllr Alan Roberts, should have declared a conflict of interest and left the room. In Mr Hurrell’s view, the chair was also remiss in allowing the pier owner to ramble on about irrelevant matters when answering questions from committee members. Nick Terdre reports.

Walls are rising on the site behind the listed buildings off West Hill Road.

Threat to Archery Ground affordable housing

The diminished supply of affordable housing in Hastings could take a further hard knock if Gemselect’s request to drastically reduce the number of affordable homes in the Archery Ground redevelopment gets council approval. Nick Terdre reports.

Hollington: Maya Evans and Paul Barnett point out the holes in the corroding Tory infrastructure

Confessions of a rookie Labour Party member

“I blame a cocktail of right wing media coverage, Ukelele Dave and a well-timed nudge by Kay Green.” HOT’s Erica Smith takes a partisan look at the local elections.

Eyes down at Hastings Internatioanl Chess Congress (photo: Lara Barnes).

Chess tourney another success for Hastings

There was Chinese victory in the Masters tournament of the Hastings International Chess Congress this week, but the congress, now waiting to see how its council grant holds up in the coming settlement, is itself a victory for the town. Nick Terdre reports.

Now approved, the Archery Ground redevelopment will start with demolition of the main college building.

Controversial schemes get green light

Last week’s planning committee meeting was lively, with controversial schemes for the Archery Ground and numbers 1 and 3 Chapel Park Road on the agenda. Bernard McGinley, who was among the throng at Hastings Town Hall, found grounds to wonder at some of the committee’s actions.

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