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Tranquil valley? Photo Combe Haven Defenders

Combe Haven: tranquil no more

HOT’s Zelly Restorick remembers being part of the peaceful protests to prevent the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road being built – and has felt saddened to see the area change from green to grey.

Up to 40 archeologists have been deployed on this major survey.

First findings from link road digs

Archeological investigations along the route of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road confirm that the area has a rich history of human habitation, East Sussex county archaeologist Casper Johnson said in a recent talk at Hastings museum. However, nothing has been found pertaining to the Battle of Hastings. A temporary exhibition of some of the finds is planned for Bexhill museum in February. Nick Terdre reports.

In Memory by ZR

Around and about (V)

Here’s what has caught the attention of my eye and my heart this week on my travels around Hastings and St Leonards. Photos, words and contemplating out loud from HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Norman Baker

Toeing the line…

On Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 April, anti-Link Road protestors marched to the Department for Transport (DfT) to demand the full DfT report on the Link Road was made available to the public. HOT’s Erica Smith put her cards on the table and joined ‘Operation Disclosure’ to search for the uncensored DfT report.

Michael Bernard surveys felled trees in Combe Haven while waiting to hear from the High Court. (Photo: Bill Coney)

TV date Monday while court ponders

The long-awaited BBC South-East programme on local historian Nick Austin’s theory of where the Battle of Hastings really took place is now scheduled to be shown on Monday 4 February at 7.30pm. Meanwhile the High Court is expected soon to set a date to hear Michael Bernard’s application to have the road-building stopped, writes Nick Terdre

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“Road protests jeopardise jobs” claims CEO

John Shaw, CEO of regeneration company Sea Change Sussex, has joined the debate about the Bexhill Hastings Link Road – speaking out about its vital role and condemning the anti-road protests for putting jobs and regeneration in jeopardy, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

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CHV in springtime

Is this a Sussex Spring?

We’re familiar with the Arab Spring. Do we currently have a Sussex Spring happening within our own country, (albeit a relatively tranquil one thankfully), emerging around the issue of the Bexhill Hastings Link Road?, asks HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

A pensioner is tackled by security guards during an anti-road protest in Combe Valley on 14/01/2013

The Battle of Hastings to Bexhill Link Road

With the protesters currently being evicted (9.30am, Wednesday 16 January), and the national media now regularly covering the protests at Combe Haven, we think it is appropriate to list the many articles we have published over the last few months.

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