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Road project still a headache for Sea Change and ESCC

Despite its short length, the Queensway Gateway Road continues to be a major headache for Sea Change Sussex and its client, ESCC. The opening of the temporary link, originally expected in early 2021, is now mooted for August, while the original scheme may only come on stream in July or August 2023, almost seven years behind schedule. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:30 Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , , , ,

Huge public support for Make Park Safer campaign

A petition to make the town’s historic and much-loved Alexandra Park safer by installing CCTV and lighting has gained over 17,000 signatures in just over a week. It was started on Wednesday last week by Claire Noble, whose best friend was brutally attacked there in daylight last June. Emma Harwood reports.

Posted 14:07 Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,

The spirit of Edward Lear will be here

There can be no better day to launch a festival about Edward Lear than April Fool’s Day – the day chosen by ATownExploresABook festival to start celebrating the 150th anniversary of Edward Lear’s Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets. Erica Smith brings us up to date with some of the delights that the festival will offer residents of and visitors to St Leonards-on-Sea through the Easter holiday period.

Posted 21:47 Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 In: Arts News Tags: , , ,

Initial Town Deal projects in the lens

HOT photographer Russell Jacobs has been scouring the town in search of photogenic sights, and preferably topical news. He found some at the Source Park, the lower alley behind Claremont, Pelham car park and in Silverhill. Text by Nick Terdre.

Park cafe owners close doors to Sunday anti lockdown demonstrators

The owners of the cafe in Alexandra Park will be opening later on Sunday mornings  to avoid serving protesters they say are “mocking the sacrifices we have all made” by gathering in breach of coronavirus rules. Emma Harwood reports.

2039 and all that: Draft Local Plan deadline is 24 March

If you have views on how Hastings should look over the next 20 or so years, time is running out to say so. Bernard McGinley explains what to do.

Posted 13:27 Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , ,

Life in lockdown

With our lives completely upended due to the pandemic, I wanted to take a closer look at the varying experiences within our town of Hastings. This is intended only to be a snapshot, into the lives of the people who were willing to share their unique perspective and experience during all three lockdowns. You will read about people who work in the NHS, who have gotten married, have families, or run a charity. It is important to remember that we are in fact living through an historical moment and it’s our lived experiences that shape what this period in time means. Written by HOT’s Vanessa Alves.

Online events put spotlight on violence against women

In the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard, two events will be held this weekend focusing on the issue of violence against women: a launch of a video on domestic violence by Women’s Voice and an online vigil in memory of Sarah Everard and Blessing Olusegun. Nick Terdre reports.

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