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Fat Sue’s gets a JJ Waller make-over

Whilst the DFL Facebook page might be all of a flutter about whether Waitrose is moving to Hastings, JJ Waller has his heart set on a very different consumer outlet. Erica Smith visited Fat Sue’s Cornershop in Bulverhythe Road to see what documentary photographer JJ Waller has been up to in West St Leonards.

Posted 19:52 Wednesday, May 5, 2021 In: Photography Tags: , , ,

Rollercoaster induces nausea over the Stade Amusement Park

The rollercoaster that has arisen by the Boating Lake on the Old Town seafront does not have planning permission, or an application, and wasn’t even notified to Hastings Borough Council (HBC) or the Foreshore Trust (FT).  Do Permitted Development Rights (PDR) apply? What about the issues of the perimeter fence and the footpath, so controversial a few years ago?  Will the Council or the FT take action?  Bernard McGinley looks at another fine mess, and also took the photos.

Patmore puts Tory case against Labour’s handling of HBC

Andy Patmore, new leader of the Tory HBC group, explains where he thinks Labour’s leadership of HBC has gone wrong, as the party looks to improve its minority representation on Hastings Borough Council and maintain its majority on East Sussex County Council. Meanwhile it has moved to dissociate itself from what has been called a “racist” tweet by one of its candidates. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:22 Tuesday, May 4, 2021 In: Politics Tags: , , , , ,

The Green Shoots of Spring

Ore in Bloom’s ‘The Green Shoots of Spring’ offers a fabulous opportunity to beginner gardeners and the longer term green-fingered, who feel they can still learn something! Plus, lots of encouragement to get outside and into nature. HOT’s Zelly Restorick speaks to Anna Locke, local permaculture and ecological gardener.

Urgent help needed for ‘Bottles From…’

‘Bottles From…’ is a one-of-a-kind environmental project, catalysed by the government’s proposal to include a Deposit Return Scheme for drinking containers in the coming Environmental Bill. We are urged by Andy Dinsdale, executive director for Strandliners, a local community interest company (CIC), to record any glass or plastic drinking bottles and metal cans we see in our rural and urban environments and send our information to them by 31 May. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 04:35 In: Nature Tags: ,

Party positions polarised in West St Leonards

As the local election campaign enters its final phase, Chris Connelley takes the political temperature in West St Leonards, where two major planning issues are polarising party positions.

Greens aim to break electoral duck in Hastings and East Sussex

Encouraged as their politics pull in increasing numbers of new members and supporters, local Greens are contesting all Hastings wards and most East Sussex divisions in the hope of finally winning seats. Nick Terdre asked where they stand on major issues of local interest. All photos courtesy of the Green Party.

May Day Monday means Jack in the Green!

The May Day bank holiday signals Jack in the Green – and Monday sees a virtual procession of the Jack along the traditional route, the culmination of a five-day festival. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:25 Sunday, May 2, 2021 In: Festivals
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