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The amusement park owner plans to build a new footpath alongside the boating lake.

Right to pathway being walked all over

The public footpath through the Stade amusement park is under threat. What will the Foreshore Trust do? What does the Council think?  Bernard McGinley takes a stroll down it, while he still can.

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 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.

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Hastings Old Town walks away with the prize

Hastings Old Town was presented with the first ever Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award on Wednesday 16 May after winning a public vote to find the very best urban area for going about everyday life on foot. Erica Smith put on her walking boots and strode over to find out more.

Labour's Paul Barnett and Maya Evans on the stump in Hollington.

Hastings remains a Labour stronghold

Thursday’s election saw Labour tightening its grip on the local council as it increased its number of councillors to 24. The Tories held onto the remainding eight seats, leaving other opposition parties out in the cold, though the Greens came tantalisingly close to taking a seat off Labour. Nick Terdre reports.

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Sad passing of John the Cobbler

On 4 April John Napier, known as John the Cobbler, died after a long fight against cancer. His shop at 64D High Street was known as the hub of the Old Town, to people and dogs alike.

Blow Up David Hemmings photography

Formative Films Season at Electric Palace

Was David Bailey the inspiration for the central character in the film Blow Up? Style guru, lecturer, author and photographer Ted Polhemus provides his viewpoint, as the first special guest to share his choice of influential film in a new Formative Film season at the Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town. Starting this Friday 20 October, Polhemus will present Michaelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 iconic film, Blow Up, a countercultural masterpiece set in the streets of swinging London. Annie Waite speaks with the social commentator Polhemus about why the “film about style which gets just about every element of styling spot on” changed his life.

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HOT Music Scene – Book Launch

All readers are invited to the launch of Sean O’ Shea’s new book, Hastings Old Town Music Scene, at The White Rock Hotel, Hastings on Saturday 23 July at 6.30 pm. Welcome drinks will be provided.

Posted 12:56 Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , , , ,
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