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Threat to Archery Ground affordable housing

The diminished supply of affordable housing in Hastings could take a further hard knock if Gemselect’s request to drastically reduce the number of affordable homes in the Archery Ground redevelopment gets council approval. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:59 Thursday, May 24, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Alan Roberts Archery Ground Chris Hurrell Chris Lewcock Gemselect Kieran O'Leary Nick Terdre Orbit Warren Davies

Visitor centre behind schedule and over budget

Construction of the new visitor centre in Hastings Country Park is not going well. The project is running well behind schedule and costs have risen substantially. In fact, after looking closely at the relevant regulations as well as the council’s own recent references to the matter, Bernard McGinley concludes that planning permission has lapsed. Photos by Bernard McGinley.

Hastings harbour proposal : Electoral impact?

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks with Chris Hurrell, local campaigner and Labour Party member, about the Hastings harbour proposal, his experience of dealing with Hastings Borough Council (HBC), democracy and the recent borough elections.

Ruling lets HBC keep landslip report secret

Hastings Borough Council’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s ruling that the Coffey 2 geotechnical report should be put in the public domain has been upheld. The decision leaves questions unanswered, but perhaps more importantly, there appears to be no prospect of remedial action to re-open the closed parts of Ecclesbourne Glen to the public. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:41 Friday, May 11, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Bastings Borough Council BdR Chris Hurrell Coffey Country Park Ecclesbourne Glen Freedom of Information Information Commissioner Information Rights Tribunal Kevin Boorman Oscus Richard Heritage Rocklands

Volunteer with Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group

Green-fingered? Green-minded? If you’re looking for a volunteering position and like the idea of supporting the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group (APGG), there might be something for you in the opportunities listed here.

Posted 08:08 Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group APGG

Hastings Harbour: Promises, Empty Promises: Fishermen Protest against Tory Policy.

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reports on the recent Fishermen’s Protest against Tory policy. She interviews three local fishermen, Paul Joy, Chairman of Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society (HFPS) and Co-Chairman of the New Under Ten’s Association (NUTFA), which protects the rights of under ten metre fishing boats; Paul Stanley, fisherman and boy ashore; and Roland Kelly, owner of RX52, RX53, RX54 and DR169. She also reports on her attempt to interview Amber Rudd on the Harbour Proposal.

Posted 08:29 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Amber Rudd Boris Johnson Brexit CFP Chandra Masoliver Common Fisheries Policy Common Market DEFRA EU Europe Exclusive Economic Zone fishing community Harbour Proposal Hastings Fisheries Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society Jacob Rees-Mogg Landing Obligations London Convention Michael Gove New Under Ten’s Association Paul Joy Paul Stanley Relative Stability Theresa May Transitional Deal Treaty of London Agreement

Park Beck owners seek five-storey rebuild

The previous proposed eyesore for the Park Beck building on Upper Maze Hill was eventually withdrawn. Now a new blot is proposed. Bernard McGinley looks around the conservation areas.

Posted 21:49 Sunday, Apr 8, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Bernard McGinley conservation area Development Management Plan HBC Heritage Strategy Market Passage NPPF Park Beck planning Upper Maze Hill uPvc
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