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Coronavirus statistical update: jump in Hastings cases

Coronavirus infections took a turn for the worse in Hastings last week, with several new cases reported, while the number of new cases in the rest of the county remains subdued. In England as a whole the infection rate appears to have stabilised at a low level. Text by Nick Terdre, research and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 10:58 Monday, Aug 31, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: , ,

Analysing the government’s proposed planning reforms

Two stalwarts of Hastings Urban Design Group, Ken Davis and Chris Lewcock, offer their thoughts on the government’s proposed reform of the planning system, both writing in a personal capacity.

Posted 21:21 Friday, Aug 28, 2020 In: Local Government Tags: , ,

Support for local youth coming to Hastings and the surrounding areas

The Education Futures Trust has some exciting news to share – the charity has been awarded a grant of £48,642 from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young people at risk of being drawn into violent crime through the COVID-19 pandemic, writes HOT’S

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery reopens!

Hastings Museum & Art Galley returns with their post-lockdown exhibition called ‘Hastings Open 2020’, celebrating some of the region’s best artistic talent, alongside national and international work, writes HOT’s

Science-on-Sea: a flagship proposal for the Town Deal

Science-on-Sea is Hastings Urban Design Group’s proposal for the Town Deal, taking advantage of the town’s many connections with the sea. The cultural and scientific hub and visitor attraction would be centred on the redundant St Leonards church building on the sea front. Nick Terdre reports.

Feel the art at Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary is open again with Covid regulations intact and two very different exhibitions. First you walk through Quentin Blake’s rather forlorn We Live in Worrying Times and then enter something completely different in Victor Pasmore’s abstract exhibition: Line & Space. After five months in the cultural desert HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to visit the gallery.

Emily Maude glass painting

Are you up for Homelink’s creative challenge?

Everyone has a creative gene in them. If you are shaking your head, think back to when you were a child. Did anything hold you back from painting, drawing, creating dens under the dining room table, making up stories and letting the imagination run free? HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was reminded of those days when she learned that the local homelessness prevention charity, Homelink, has launched a Sussex-wide creative challenge in aid of local homelessness.

Is Boris Johnson planning for his mates?

That’s the question posed by Hastings & Rye Liberal Democrats in response to news that the Conservative government is holding a consultation prior to putting new legislation through the House of Commons in respect of town-planning.

Posted 18:41 Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 In: Local Government Tags: , , , ,
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