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Hastings Democratic Alliance

Could the Hastings Democratic Alliance be revived?

In 2005 the Hastings Democratic Alliance (HDA) was formed, aiming to promote participation and involvement in the democratic process, and to maintain a watching brief on the activities of public and private bodies. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews former local councillor, Sue Palmer, and artist and activist, Colin Booth, both founder members of the HDA. They discuss the background of HDA, the achievements of the alliance and the prospect of its revival.

Sketch showing the new footpath, shaded green, planned by the amusement park owner - the existing path, not shown, will be absorbed into the park (diagram from Revised Site Plan).

HBC planners back amusement park changes

Council planning officers have recommended acceptance of the application for “extensions and refurbishments” of the sea-front amusement park in the Old Town when it comes before the planning committee next Wednesday. If planning permission is granted, a new footpath will replace the one running between the amusement park and the boating lake. Nick Terdre reports.

The disputed footpath looking towards the sea - not part of the amusement park to the left, according to the council.

Council refuses Old Town footpath bid

Hastings Borough council has turned down the Flamingo amusement park owner’s second attempt to take control of a disputed footpath on the Stade. Local residents and politicians welcomed the news. Nick Terdre reports.

The footpath at the centre of the controversy, looking towards the main road.

Second bid for control of Old Town footpath

Following a second attempt by the Flamingo amusement park owner to secure control over the footpath running between the park and the boating lake, Old Town residents and representatives are looking to the Foreshore Trust to help their cause but look likely to be disappointed. Nick Terdre reports.

Julia Hilton, right, and Andrea Needham, the Green Party's councillor candidates  for Old Hastings ward, prepare to hand in the petition at Muriel Matters House.

“Enclosure by stealth” irks Old Town residents

Old Town residents and supporters are up in arms at what they see as “enclosure by stealth” – attempts by the owner of the amusement park on the Stade to take control of the public footpath which runs round part of the boating lake. Two petitions have been delivered, which leave the authorities in no doubt as to their feelings. Nick Terdre reports.

Anne Scott

Hastings Harbour proposal: Anne Scott and Peter Chowney offer differing views

Anne Scott, Chair of Old Hastings Preservation Society, gives HOT’s Chandra Masoliver her views on the Hastings Harbour proposal, raising important questions about local democracy and the relationship between the local council, the county council, the developers and ourselves, the electorate. Following this, Chandra continues her ongoing dialogue with Peter Chowney, leader of the council, about the harbour development.

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