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Love, love, love… all we need is love?

Back in 1996, in the heady surroundings of Lewisham Registry Office, I said my wedding vows to the man who was to become my husband, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.  A few years later, I was divorced – and aware that I’d broken the promise I’d made to stay together with him “’til death us do part”. 

Posted 10:16 Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: Amor Vincit Omnia Anniversary celebration Love

Calling all lovers of parks, gardens and open spaces!

The Sussex Gardens Trust is looking for volunteers to take part in a new project to identify, investigate and help conserve designed parks, gardens and open spaces in Hastings.

Posted 09:28 Monday, Jan 14, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: archaeology gardens history of Hastings open spaces parks Sussex Gardens Trust
Pebbles in my pocket

My first visit to court

I’ve never been to court before, having never had any reason to go, either voluntarily or under official obligation, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.  However, on Monday morning, I entered Hastings Magistrates’ Court on Bohemia Road, partly to support a fellow nature defender and partly with my ‘HOT hat’ on, as an observer and listener.

Posted 11:55 Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: court proceedings Hastings Magistrates' Court law legal

Gladedale appeal dismissed

Glad tidings for many – but not Gladedale – with the dismissal of its appeal against the council’s refusal to sanction its proposed Archery Ground development. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:03 Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: Archery Ground Gladedale STAG

Hastings Grant Cut Largest In South East

Hastings Borough Council is to receive the largest reduction in government funding next year of any council in the South East. – This is the key implication for Hastings from this week’’s Local Government Finance Statement, according to a statement by Kevin Boorman, the Council’s  Head of Communications & Marketing.

Posted 11:45 Friday, Dec 21, 2012 In: Home Ground

Archery Ground decision due

Any day now, the future of the Archery Ground in St Leonards will be decided – following the five-day public inquiry in early November, the decision is due to be given by 21 December. Nick Terdre describes some of the salient points which came out of the inquiry.

Posted 15:47 Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: Archery Ground

Site of Norman longboat located

An important step towards finding further evidence to back his theory that the Battle of Hastings took place in Crowhurst Valley has been taken by local historian, Nick Austin, who says he has located the site of a buried Norman longboat, which must have formed part of the invasion fleet, HOT’s Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:03 Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: Battle of Hastings Combe Haven Crowhurst longboat Nick Austin Nick Terdre Valley

Empty Homes Week, 25 November to 1 December, is organised by the Empty Homes agency to highlight the waste of empty property nationwide, and to celebrate the success of numerous examples and new initiatives used to bring empty homes back into use and to encourage more widespread action. A fifth of all homes now created are the result of empty homes being returned to use.

Posted 11:47 Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: Hastings St Leonards
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