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Celebrating 1066

On the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, local historian Heather Grief has published a handy booklet providing an interesting account of the battle and its background and suggesting a variety of ways it could be celebrated. Nick Terdre took a read.

EU grant for improving housing conditions

Hastings has been awarded a second European Union grant to help improve housing conditions in the town, this time in St Leonards. The first project, Climate Active Neighbourhood, was approved earlier this year for the Ore Valley area.

Posted 19:15 Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Amicus Horizon Cllr Kim Forward Energise Sussex Coast Hastings Borough Council Interreg 2 Seas Programme SHINE Sustainable Houses in Inclusive Neighbourhoods

Council loses appeal over pier compensation

Hastings Borough Council has lost its Supreme Court appeal against the ruling that it is liable to pay compensation for business losses suffered when it closed the pier for safety reasons in 2006. However, it says it “retains the moral high ground” after judges decided on a more sympathetic interpretation of the Building Act 1984. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 23:48 Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Building Act Court of Appeal Hastings Borough Council Nick Terdre pier Ravenclaw Stylus Sports Supreme Court

Summer Open Day at animal sanctuary

The local and much loved and appreciated Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary is holding their annual Open Day on Sunday 7 August. This is the sanctuary’s main fund raising event of the year, raising money to look after all the animals and birds who have been given refuge and a home. Zelly Restorick reports. The BK Wish List is below: please take a look!

Posted 12:48 Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary Open Day Rhian Thomas

Transition at Warrior Square Station

The work of the Transition Town Hastings’ team is blossoming and flourishing at Warrior Square Station. In a relatively short time, they’ve transformed the gardens by the platform, giving the whole area some TLC. Ongoing work – and here’s the dates for when they’re next meeting for gardening and talking, tea and biscuits – and what’s needed to help progress the project. Zelly Restorick reports.

You are invited to HOT’s AGM!

The HOT AGM 2016 takes place this week (THIS WED!) – and we’d like to invite you to come along. You may be interested in saying hello to the HOT team, seeing who we are and having a chat. Or perhaps you’d like to be actively involved. Or you may like to show your support for us, ask questions or make suggestions. Whatever the reason, come along – we’d like to meet you. We’re a friendly and relaxed team, who care about producing a quality online publication for and about Hastings, St Leonards and their environs. Zelly Restorick writes on behalf of the HOT Team

Posted 08:53 Monday, Jul 11, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: AGM Annual General Meeting Hastings Online Times HOT
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Transition Town and St Leos Festival

St Leonards Festival is nearly upon us (9 and 10 July) and Transition Town Hastings are preparing for a fun day on the Saturday. They will be based in front of St Leonards Warrior Square Station rather than Warrior Gardens for a number of reasons.

Posted 11:26 Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Barbara Rogers Break and Make St Leonards Festival Transition Town Hastings Warrior Square station

Country Park eyesore gets to stay

The widely disliked Bunker in Hastings Country Park remains with us following a successful appeal by the owner. The decision is a bitter blow for those who have campaigned for its removal, in whose eyes the council has signally failed to protect one of the town’s loveliest assets. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:03 Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Alan Novitzky Hastings Borough Council Hastings Country Park Nick Terdre Rocklands Save Ecclesbourne Glen
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