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Heritage forum on 1066 and town development

This year’s heritage forum, to be held on Wednesday 12 October, will look at the relationship between the Battle of Hastings and the town’s later development as a coastal resort, as co-organisers the University of Brighton and Hastings Museum & Art Gallery explain.

Posted 11:05 Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: 66 Objects Battle of Hastings Civic Society for Hastings and St Leonards Hastings Museum & Art Gallery heritage forum Old Hastings university of brighton

Council draws fire over planning charges

Labour-dominated Hastings Borough Council has decided to introduce charges for planning queries, though it has not set a date for introducing them. The move has prompted a raft of criticism from other political parties and groups with interests in planning issues. Nick Terdre reports.

Views sought on Greenway route through Ore

Ore Community Land Trust has launched a consultation on a section of the proposed route of the Hastings Greenway through Ore. Drop-in sessions will be held on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September. The Friends of Speckled Wood have expressed reservations about the route. Nick Terdre reports.

Rebalancing the history books: remembering the forgotten lives

As the 950th anniversary of William’s victory over Harold approached, historian Hilda Kean calls attention to the ‘ordinary’ people whose lives and fates are overlooked in the official histories. Together with other historical enthusiasts she has helped organise a day’s event on this theme.

Posted 12:40 Monday, Sep 12, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Brecht Hastings Museum making history Not 1066 Root 1066

Water quality improvements completed at Alexandra Park

Essential measures to improve the quality of the water travelling through Alexandra Park, Hastings have now been completed after a two year programme of innovative ecological and engineering integration.

Posted 13:31 Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Biomatrix Cllr Warren Davies Marina Beach Pelham Beach The Landscape Group

Funding opp for Hastings & St Leonards

Recently, local graphic designer, Sarah Macbeth, posted details online via Hastings Creatives of a funding opportunity seen as “a challenge to communities to work together to put culture at the centre of their local plans”. “Could be good for Hastings and St Leonards?”, Sarah wonders. Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 19:09 Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Ace Arts Council England Heritage Lottery Fund Sarah Macbeth

Bunker screening fails to hide the eyesore

Following their successful Bunker appeal, Rocklands have now submitted a planting scheme to screen the building from public view, a condition imposed by the planning inspector who heard the appeal. Approval or rejection of the proposed scheme will be decided by HBC planning officers who however have declined to take any comments from the public. Chris Hurrell of Save Ecclesbourne Glen (SEG) assesses the scheme.

Posted 11:03 Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Bunker Chris Hurrell Country Park Hastings Borough Council HBC John Hodges Rocklands SAM Save Ecclesbourne Glen Scheduled Ancient Monument Scheduled Monument Consent SEG

Concerns aired about Observer Building plan

Concerns about the proposed development of the Observer Building in central Hastings were aired at a public meeting on Monday, with former local councillor Godfrey Daniel providing advice on how objections should be framed. The period for submitting comments has been extended to 9 September. Nick Terdre listened in.

Posted 10:34 Friday, Aug 26, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Basement Endeavours Flint Group Godfrey Daniel Jeff Kirby Jess Steele Land Registry Meanwhile Space Nick Terdre Observer building Printworks Richard Upton Rock House university of brighton White Rock Trust
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