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Ore mansion retaining wall breaches Council Act

The Ore bloated mansion case (HS/FA/21/00712) still has discrepancies to be resolved. How many are there? How many retrospective applications is too many? What about the wall that breaches a local Parliamentary act and lacks necessary approvals? Bernard McGinley, who also took the photos, takes a look at both sides.

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Dear Future Film Festival at Electric Palace cinema

Join in with an extended weekend of looking ahead to the future with a selection of curated films, Q&As and special events at the Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town, says Annie Waite.

Local Make Votes Matter to hold meeting on Tuesday

The Hastings branch of Make Votes Matter, the cross-party campaign group for proportional representation, is holding a joint meeting with the Lewes branch on Tuesday 2 November. Items will include report-backs from the Labour Party and Unite Union conferences. Nick Terdre reports.

Do cars dominate your street?

Keen to encourage local people to get involved in decision-making about transport choices, Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, has arranged a meeting to discuss these issues on Saturday 6 November. Julia Hilton, Green Party councillor for Old Hastings and Tressell, explains the background.

Posted 19:37 Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 In: Transport Tags: ,

14 months of solitude: a photographic conversation

Like so many people at the beginning of lockdown, I thought, With all the restrictions of where I can’t go and what I can’t do, what the hell am I going to do?, writes HOT photographer and reporter,

Sewage detritus remains after ineffective beach clean

Southern Water has told MP Sally-Ann Hart that it performed a clean-up of the section of Bulverhythe beach polluted by July’s sewage leak, but much detritus remains in place. It has also made compensation offers to several affected hut owners – the going rate is around £950. Nick Terdre reports.

Local designer wins national awards for Sedlescombe school sensory garden

HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was delighted to learn that local garden designer Kristina Clode has  won two prestigious national awards for designing Sedlescombe Primary School’s sensory garden. The garden was selected for both the Design for the Environment and Judges’ awards by the Society of Garden Designers in an annual event which highlights the very best in horticultural design and innovation across the UK.

Grandparents marching against Climate Change

On Saturday 6 November, local grandparents will be staging a peaceful march along the seafront in Hastings. They want to express their deep concern for the environment and the legacy they are leaving behind for their children and grandchildren.

Posted 18:59 Monday, Oct 25, 2021 In: Campaigns Tags: , ,
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