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Peter Chowney, second from left, at the launch of a new edition of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (photo: HBC).

Peter Chowney responds to council critics

Rocklands, the Country Park, Sea Change projects – Hastings Borough Council’s handling of such planning and development issues spawn regular critical contributions to HOT’s columns and high levels of readership. We invited council leader, Peter Chowney to respond to some of the criticism, which he did in a recent interview with Nick Terdre.

Hastings town hall. Michael Madden thinks today's local council reminds him of Mugsborough times, 100 years plus ago.

Why Hastings is still Mugsborough

Michael Madden is a stalwart supporter of the Labour Party, but not of the ruling Labour group on Hastings Borough Council. In fact he was recently expelled from the local Labour Party. Here he details his serious falling-out with his former party colleagues over the council’s attitude towards planning, and in particular its actions in the Country Park, and compares HBC with the council described in Robert Tressell’s fictional town of Mugsborough, a thinly disguised portrait of Hastings in the Edwardian era.

The so-called Bunker at Rocklands caravan park.

Solar panel games at Rocklands

Hastings Country Park and its environs are still the subject of contentious planning matters. What are the lessons supposedly learned? Now there’s another retrospective application. The débâcle goes on — as you can find out next Sunday afternoon (15 November). Bernard McGinley reports.

Where do the Tory and Labour candidates stand on future developments in the Country Park?

Country Park pledges from Rudd and Owen

Concerned over recent developments in the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve (HCPNR), Michael Madden, a former member of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen lobby group, decided to check out where the local Conservative and Labour candidates stand on these issues. Here he discusses his findings.

The Hastings Country Park visitor centre which the council plans to replace.

In favour of the new visitor centre

HOT reader and Country Park enthusiast Andy Lee takes issue with what he feels are some misleading impressions given in a recent article on developments in the park.

Posted 09:56 Monday, Mar 16, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , ,
Is Hastings Country Park still the one celebrated in this plaque?

New blots, old landscape

What is it about the Country Park? On Wednesday 4 March Hastings Borough Council’s planning committee will consider again the notorious Rocklands case — and a couple of others. Bernard McGinley wonders if they’re linked.

cottage main

People are wondering why they can no longer gain access to Warren Glen in the eastern part of Hastings Country Park and are curious to know the circumstances surrounding the sale of Warren Cottage. Richard Price reports.

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