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Archives for April | 2021 | Page 3 of 3

Save our Harrow Lane Playing Fields!

Four housing developments at the top of Harrow Lane, which are in various stages of application or approval, will drastically change the character of the area if all go ahead. While acknowledging the need to boost the town’s housing stock, Conservative Cllr Mike Edwards, who represents Ashdown ward, finds the prospect daunting, as he explains.

Posted 16:35 Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , , ,

Coronavirus statistical update: Few new infections, though vax rates low in Hastings

Infection rates in Hastings are among the lowest in the country, but so are vaccination rates. Meanwhile the government has decided to introduce testing for all. Text by Nick Terdre, research and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 18:29 Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021 In: Covid-19 Tags: , , , ,

Bachelor’s Bump pile recommended for planning permission, despite ineligibility

In February the story was that developers up at Martineau Lane/Mill Lane were cocking a snook at the planners of Hastings Borough Council (HBC). Now the Council’s planners are recommending approval of the retrospective application despite the previous one. It looks like unconditional surrender or indulgence by the Council. The Planning Committee meets online on Wednesday 7 April. Bernard McGinley compares cases, often using their last three numbers.

Hastings Easter Festival online

This year, the Hastings Easter Festival will be streaming over three evenings: Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday at 8pm, each for up to an hour with a range of music artists performing, writes HOT’s Vanessa Alves.

Lampedusa Cross to go on display at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

The Hastings Museum & Art Gallery have recently announced that the Lampedusa Cross will be put on display as part of a major exhibition later this year. The exhibition will convey the experiences of the many refugees seeking haven in the UK. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

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