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Greenway enthusiasts get ready for a stroll in the Country Park.

Walking and cycling funding cut draws protest

Hastings Greenway Group (HGG) has delivered a strong protest against East Sussex County Council’s decision to halve the budget for a package of walking and cycling routes in order to provide more money for road building, the latest in a series of walking and cycling commitments which have failed to materialise. Meanwhile the group has arranged a walk along the Ore Valley stretch of the proposed greenway route. Nick Terdre reports.

The Queensway Gateway road under construction. Sea Change sussex cannot give a date for its completion.

ESCC switches funds to cover road overruns

Costs for two Sea Change Sussex road-building projects have increased, leading East Sussex County Council to switch funds from other projects to cover the overruns. In one case, Combe Haven Defenders note, monies will be taken from a walking and cycling fund to help finance the increase. Nick Terdre reports.

Havelock Place, due to house DWP staff this year.

DWP ups sticks in favour of the town centre

The Department for Work and Pensions’ branch at Ashdown House is to move to the town centre, occupying offices in Sea Change Sussex’s Havelock Place and the University of Brighton’s Lacuna Place. The move will help Sea Change repay the loan with which it developed Havelock Place. Nick Terdre reports.

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Petition to bar further public funding for NBAR

Concerned at the propensity of road-building projects to bust their budgets, environmental campaigners Combe Haven Defenders have launched a petition against the allocation of any further public funds for the construction of Sea Change Sussex’s North Bexhill Access Road. Nick Terdre reports.

The North Bexhill Access Road is planned to run across open countryside, from left to right in this view (photo: CHD).

Call to put road application on hold

Combe Haven Defenders have called on Rother District Council to put Sea Change Sussex’s application to build the North Bexhill Access Road on hold until it has a business case and funding in place. The Council says it is bound to hear the application before year-end. Nick Terdre reports.

Peter Jones - former ESCC leader and now former Selep chairman (Photo: ESCC).

Peter Jones out as Selep revises chairman’s role

Peter Jones, former leader of East Sussex County council, has lost his job as chairman of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership following a decision by directors not to extend his contract. New specifications have been drawn up for the chairman’s role. Nick Terdre reports.

Local campaigners raising awareness of air pollution threat Photo CHDs

You must be choking

Local campaigners recently united to raise awareness of the risks to air quality by the building of the Queensway Gateway road. Earlier this year, following the case Gabriel Carlyle brought to the High Court, Hastings Borough Council – prior to the court case – agreed to withdraw plans for the road, as it would breach current UK and EU directives on air pollution. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Hollington Valley, shorn of its trees.

QGR tree-felling signals ‘need for real change’

This has not been a good month for the town’s green spaces – following council approval for the Queensway Gateway Road last month, contractors working for SeaChange Sussex have felled trees along a wide swathe through Hollington Valley where the road will run. This is an act of environmental vandalism, says Andrea Needham of Combe Haven Defenders.

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