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Watch this space!

On Monday the White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures offer of £1.25 million for the old Observer Building was accepted. If all goes to plan, by 21 December this year, the OB will have an exciting new future. HOT’s Erica Smith caught up with Beth Woolf from Jericho Road who has been busy working with White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures, buying the Hastings Observer building. 

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Erica says: “Do something!”

HOT’s Erica Smith has been a stalwart of this town for many many years, creating, encouraging, campaigning, initiating, catalysing, inputting and participating – all from a place of sincere love and genuine passion for this town that’s been her home, work and play location for nearly two decades. HOT colleague, Zelly Restorick, speaks to Erica about the exhibition and series of events, Protest and Thrive at Hastings Arts Forum.

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Walk-in Centre campaign gets Swish!

Saturday’s ‘get-together’ outside the Walk-in Centre at Station Plaza was the third and biggest of the campaign’s well-mannered protests so far. Over 70 people gathered outside the Walk-in Centre and shared their experiences of using the facility and why it was important that it remain in the town centre.

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Word and artwork fusion

ART Stories is an event hosted by Joan Taylor Rowan at The Jerwood Gallery on Sunday 30 September 3pm – 4.30pm, comprising three stories she herself has written and one winner of the competition for a short story inspired by a specific personally chosen piece of Jerwood artwork.

THe Walk-In Centre is on the ground floor of Hastings Station Plaza Health Centre Photo © Peter Chowney

Walk-in Centre campaigns continue to raise concerns

This week has been a busy time for people concerned about the potential closure of the town centre walk-in health centre. All week there have been campaigners getting signatures for the Labour Party-supported petition, on Friday 21 September Amber Rudd MP is holding a meeting at Sussex Coast College Hastings, and on Saturday 22nd at 1pm there will be a get-together outside the Walk-In Centre for people to show their support for keeping the service in the town centre. HOT’s Erica Smith gives us an update.

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One hundred years and what have we got?

Hastings Women’s Voice is very pleased to announce the September program of free events taking place at Hastings Arts Forum. Continuing with their celebrations of 100 years since women won the vote, they take a look at what has been achieved in that time. Rossana Leal writes. 

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Rudd’s complacency comes under pier pressure

So… John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, comes to town a couple of weeks ago, and this gives Amber Rudd MP horrible flash-backs of judging a local dog show at the St Leonards Festival whilst Jeremy Corbyn addresses a mass audience at the other end of Warrior Square. She instantly rushes to the newly-privatised pier to send out a Twitter “don’t-pee-on-my-territory” speech which trumps her pre-election own goal “A little bit above £100,000” guestimate of the cost of a house in her  own constituency. HOT’s Erica Smith watches the movies.

Posted 11:09 Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 In: Politics Tags: , , ,
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Hastings women march in London – and on home ground

HOT’s Erica Smith was one of a group of 15 women who were nominated by other women in Hastings to work together and produce a banner commemorating the centenary of (some) women being given the right to vote. Last Sunday they took their banner to be part of the Processions march in London. If you missed out on that amazing event, there’s a second chance to see the banner and join in the Hastings Women’s March on Saturday 23 June. Read Erica’s report about the marches here.

Posted 06:46 Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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