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Council halts tree works on Archery Ground

Council officers have intervened on the Archery Ground building site to put a stop to unauthorised work on protected trees. Meanwhile building continues apace though the developer’s application to slash the number of affordable houses has yet to be decided. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:27 Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Archery Ground Chris Lewcock Gemselect Nick Terdre Orbit protective fences Section 106 Sussex Police trees

Hastings Harbour Proposal to be withdrawn

On Friday 21 September, the Green Party announced that the withdrawal of the Harbour Proposal by the Hastings Harbour Quarter Company will be discussed by Hastings Borough Council at the Cabinet Meeting at 6pm on Monday October 1st at Muriel Matters House. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver examines the details of the Council’s decision.

Large turn-out for area action plan walkabouts

Walkabouts of the town centre and White Rock in connection with the council’s Area Action Plan attracted large numbers of interested residents. A further walkabout is planned for this weekend, while the deadline for submitting comments on the plan is this coming Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:34 Friday, Sep 21, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: area action plan Hastings Urban Design Group Julia Hilton

Genuinely in awe of Ore

Ore is said to be one of the poorest parts of the country, yet HOT’s Zelly Restorick feels it has much to offer its residents, workers and passing through visitors. With this in mind, she spoke to Mags Pawson, the manager at Ore Community Centre (OCC), whose dedication and generosity have made the centre a thriving hive of activities and events for many years. Long may the OCC ship sail!

Posted 11:37 Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Mags Pawson Ore Community Centre Zelly Restorick

Action plan puts Bohemia’s green spaces at risk

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) ask 27 questions on their proposals for Lower Bohemia and the Town Centre, for public response by Monday 24 September. Is this what the Borough needs or wants? asks Bernard McGinley.

HBC planners back amusement park changes

Council planning officers have recommended acceptance of the application for “extensions and refurbishments” of the sea-front amusement park in the Old Town when it comes before the planning committee next Wednesday. If planning permission is granted, a new footpath will replace the one running between the amusement park and the boating lake. Nick Terdre reports.

Sussex Highways just don’t cut it!

Pensioner and local citizen, Richard Wesley contacted HOT expressing his disappointment in the Highways Department of East Sussex County Council, saying “they have abandoned our paths and footpaths”. Read his words here and post your Comments below.

Posted 13:54 Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Highways Department litter maintenance rubbish

Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum meeting

Many citizens in the town are interested in sustainable transport ideas for this area, especially as a location where we have fewer than average car drivers. Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum have organised a meeting to discuss planning issues. All welcome. Please come along and listen and participate. Every person makes a difference.

Posted 12:08 In: Home Ground Tags: Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum Hastings Town Centre and Bohemia Area Action Plan Tony Polain
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