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Sun SHINES on European visitors

Delegates from northern Europe have enjoyed a fact-finding visit to Hastings, hosted by the borough council. HBC’s Kevin Boorman writes.

Posted 10:02 Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Andy Batsford Citizens Advice Bureau Interreg 2 Optivo SHINE Sustainable Housing in Inclusive NEighbourhoods
Rubbish on beach

Council cracks down on litter and dog fouling

Hastings Borough Council is launching a major initiative to crack down on litter and dog fouling in the borough. How do you feel about these issues? And the new officers patrolling the streets from the company, Kingdom? Fixed Penalty Notices?

Posted 18:47 Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Cllr Colin Fitzgerald Fixed Penalty Notice Kingdom litter My Hastings Public Space Protection Orders
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FREE Recycle Swap Shop

Transition Town Hastings has organised another Recycle Swap Shop for 15 July from 10am – 1pm, alongside an energy advice cafe run by Energise Sussex Coast, some waste food demonstrations and recipes and ideas for how to store food to keep it longer from Make Food community chef

Rocklands’ new planting scheme draws criticism

Another planting scheme has been submitted by the Rocklands Caravan Park owners to shield the prominent holiday-let home from outside view, but critics maintain it still falls far short of what is required. Permission is also being sought to re-install solar panels. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 08:24 In: Home Ground Tags: Bunker Chartered Institute of Horticulture Chris Hurrell Nick Terdre Rocklands Caravan Park Save Ecclesbourne Glen SEG The Landscape Institute The Society of Garden Designers

Delay to reopening of Hastings Library

Hastings Library will reopen later than expected – to give contractors more time to protect the fabric of the historic building. The library, in Claremont, has been closed since February last year for a complete revamp. The finished building will also house the children’s library which is currently based in Robertson Passage.

Posted 17:09 Monday, Jun 26, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Brassey Institute Cllr Bill Bentley Hastings library Learn Direct

Local housing trust celebrates 1 year anniversary

The Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust (HOHCLT), a local housing trust will be celebrating it’s first year anniversary on Saturday 1 July and will be hosting a day of food, fun, music and discussion to coincide with it’s AGM.

Posted 18:30 Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: affordable housing Community Land Trusts Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust HOHCLT Modern Methods of Construction Old Broomgrove Power Station Sam Kinch Thilaka Hilman

Cabinet to discuss strategy to protect countryside sites

A strategy to secure the future of countryside sites across East Sussex will be discussed by cabinet on Tuesday 27 June. Members will be asked to approve the Countryside Access Strategy, which sets out how East Sussex County Council’s 2,000 miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways and 10 countryside sites are managed in the future.

Posted 18:04 In: Home Ground Tags: Camber Sand Dunes Countryside Access Strategy Ditchling Common Country Park Forest Way Country Park Rye Harbour Nature Reserve South Downs National Park Authority Sussex Wildlife Trust The Cuckoo Trail

HBC to halt premature Archery Ground works

Alerted to the occurrence of unauthorised works on the Archery Ground, Hastings Borough Council has moved to have them halted. Several pre-conditions, including the approval of a construction management plan, have still to be fulfilled by the developer. Nick Terdre reports.

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