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ICO upholds complaint over HBC handling of FoI requests

The Information Commissioner’s Office has upheld a complaint concerning the time taken by Hastings Borough Council to respond to Freedom of Information requests and directed it to review its procedures. Data supplied by the council shows a worsening trend in response times. Nick Terdre reports.

Site of the landslip which runs from Rocklands into Ecclesbourne Glen.

FoIs reveal council’s Rocklands appeal costs

The legal costs incurred by the council in its efforts to keep the causes of landslides in Rocklands caravan park under wraps have been revealed through a series of Freedom of Information submissions. In the process, concerns have been raised about the council’s handling of such requests. Nick Terdre reports.

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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.

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Hastings harbour proposal : Electoral impact?

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks with Chris Hurrell, local campaigner and Labour Party member, about the Hastings harbour proposal, his experience of dealing with Hastings Borough Council (HBC), democracy and the recent borough elections.

Disturbance of the ground by landslips below Rocklands caravan park.

Judgement delayed in ICO appeal

The tribunal hearing HBC’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ruling that it must release a geotechnical report on the landslips in Hastings Country Park has ended, but a decision is not expected until late January. Nick Terdre reports.

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Rocklands: Beyond a boundary

The gonfalon flying outside the Council's offices

Further clampdown on accountability

Whatever happened to openness and transparency at HBC? asks Chris Hurrell of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen campaign. Changes to the Constitution of Hastings Borough Council were approved by full Council without any discussion by councillors in July 2017. These changes have removed the rights of the public to have certain planning applications considered by the Planning Committee.

The Bunker from the west in May.

Rocklands’ new planting scheme draws criticism

Another planting scheme has been submitted by the Rocklands Caravan Park owners to shield the prominent holiday-let home from outside view, but critics maintain it still falls far short of what is required. Permission is also being sought to re-install solar panels. Nick Terdre reports.

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