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The Ore Valley site where the Broomgrove power station once stood.

Ore Valley site to be sold to Gemselect, Heart of Hastings “bitterly disappointed”

Sea Space has decided to sell the Ore Valley site to Gemselect, which is looking at a possible development of 66-75 dwellings. The decision means an end to Heart of Hastings’ dream of a community-based development. Nick Terdre reports.

"Please use this greenspace respectfully," says the notice. Plans call for 152 dwellings to be built here, although the Local Plan only stipulates 120.

As Council prepares to sign contract, what’s best for the Bathing Pool site?

The future of the Bathing Pool site is in possible peril, but it’s all (mostly) a secret until the lease is signed — some time soon. How high will this development go? Bernard McGinley takes a look around Seaside Road and a much-loved open space.

Barrier on the east side of Ecclesbourne Glen.

One closed Country Park footpath to be reopened

One of the public footpaths in Hastings Country Park which has been closed for several years because of landslips in Ecclesbourne Glen is to be reopened in November, says East Sussex County Council. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:27 Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Country Park Ecclesbourne Glen ESCC footpaths Nick Terdre Rocklands
Photo: TTH

TLC needed for community garden

Transition Town Hastings (TTH) volunteers have created a beautiful community garden at St Leonards Warrior Square Station for everyone to enjoy and to feel able to help themselves to the produce. However, they really could do with some more help in maintaining and nurturing the garden!

Posted 09:44 Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Transition Town Hastings
Taking the greenway route through Ore Valley. Another walk is planned for November (photo: Tony Polain).

Greenway group supports ESCC climate emergency petition

Hastings Greenway Group has several events planned for the autumn, including campaigning for a petition calling on East Sussex County Council to declare a climate emergency. However the greenway walk planned for next Saturday has been cancelled. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:56 Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: climate emergency ESCC Green Party Greenway Group Nick Terdre petition Tony Polain
Teams from Heart of Hastings CLT and Project Artworks, standing outside 12 Claremont, Hastings, their latest project gifted to them as a community asset transfer from East Sussex County Council. Photo Jonny Thompson

£2m funding injection for America Ground

Iconic neighbourhood The America Ground is set to receive £2 million of public funding for an exciting four-year programme to rejuvenate this historic part of Hastings beginning in April 2020.

Posted 09:57 Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: America Ground Hastings Borough Council Heart of Hastings Peter Chowney Trinity Triangle
The Observer Building ©Benedict Stenning

Observer Building to re-open its doors with People and Place exhibition

The landmark Observer Building (OB) is set to open its doors to the town for the first time since its closure in 2016 as a proud partner of the prestigious Coastal Currents Festival, writes Beth Woolf, project manager at White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures.

Posted 17:48 Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Benedict Stenning Beth Woolf Cathy Teesdale Coastal Currents 2019 Janey Moffatt John Cole Jonny Thompson White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures WRNV
The quality of the Deck exterior is literally being lost sight of.

Carry on regardless at Hastings Pier?

Breaches of planning consent on Hastings Pier have been known for many months.  Following coverage of this in HOT, there are four more big signs on the Deck building, there without permission. The Deck doors have new lettering over them, without permission. The inscription for the Birch Room has similarly been obliterated without permission.  For Bernard McGinley, this looks increasingly like a slight to Hastings, its people, the council and Hastings Pier. Looking at the continuing mess, he wonders if it’s time to resave the pier.

Posted 21:07 Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Bernard McGinley dRMM Hastings Pier LBC Lions Group Listed Building Consent Lord Brett McLean pier planning planning permission RIBA slots Stirling Prize
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