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Entries invited for Bexhill’s Footbridge Gallery

Artists and non artists of all kinds are invited to enter a competition for artworks to be displayed on the proposed Footbridge Gallery at Bexhill station. The competition aims to “inspire local residents and  enliven the town’s urban fabric in a colourful and engaging way.” Nick Terdre reports.

Toys and animals shown in different scenes in grid formation

Enter Electric Palace’s ‘Mimic a Film Scene’ photo competition

Missing going to the cinema? Looking for a way to get creative? While it’s closed during lockdown, the Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town invites you to enter its ‘Mimic a Film Scene’ photo competition, writes Annie Waite.

Anger at Napier reoccupation

Hastings Community of Sanctuary, along with other refugee support groups and parties, has reacted angrily to the Home Office’s decision to move asylum-seekers back into Napier Barracks, despite the many criticisms made by an independent inquiry and a legal action which would outlaw the move due to be heard this week. Nick Terdre reports.

Following up the census

Census day is over but the collection of information is not done. Field officers are visiting households which have yet to make a return, and assistance is also available at local support centres. Warnings have been issued about scammers purporting to be census officials. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:49 Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 In: Society Tags: , , ,

HBC refuses retrospective planning permission for unauthorised building

Despite the recommendation by planning officers to approve the retrospective application (HS/FA/20/00884) for a large house in the Martineau Lane area, Councillors voted to refuse it (8-1, with one abstention). What now for the building known as ‘Son of Bunker’? What next for local planning? Bernard McGinley reports. (References are to the video timings). 

A Town Explores A Book Festival in full bloom!

The first week of A Town Explores A Book has taken St Leonards on Sea by storm. Erica Smith gives a round-up and a taster of treats in store.

Posted 21:57 Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 In: Arts News

Patmore chosen to lead Tory group

In a surprise move in the run-up to the local elections Cllr Andy Patmore has been chosen to lead the Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council. He promises to challenge the ruling Labour group’s handling of council affairs. Nick Terdre reports.

Parties gear up for 6 May polls

Secondary elections rarely excite great interest, and this year, as many of us contemplate picking up the pieces after this most extraordinary period, they are as ever at risk of passing unnoticed. But there are reasons to show an interest, Chris Connelley of the Coastal Action polling survey group says.

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