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Tidying up St Leonards

Tidy Up St Leonards is a voluntary local action team organised by John Funnell, Richard Wesley and others who feel passionately about the state of their local streets. Yes, we pay council tax and the local council has a responsibility to clean the streets, but in the face of cuts in spending and services, it is highly commendable that local citizens are being innovative and taking action. Zelly Restorick writes. 

Posted 10:21 Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: John Funnell Zelly Restorick

Drone rage

Sunbathing on the beach with a friend at Norman’s Bay, HOT’s Zelly Restorick heard a camera-laden drone buzzing overhead. Privacy invaded. Rage ensued.

Posted 08:19 In: Home Ground Tags: being watched Drones observed Zelly Restorick

Interested in gardening at a local project?

The good people of Transition Town Hastings (TTH) are giving ‘a general shout out for gardening volunteers’ for their beautiful garden at Warrior Square Station, which has been transformed with the time, energy and TLC of local people. Alison Cooper writes.

Posted 09:38 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Alison Cooper Transition Town Hastings Warrior Square station

The supposed necessity of building over lower Bohemia

Who wants a rich ghetto instead of the green spaces of Horntye Park, Summerfields Woods, the Oval, White Rock Gardens and the Convent? The report proposing it was commissioned by Hastings Borough Council.  Bernard McGinley wades through the jargon and comes up for air.

Posted 20:33 Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: AAP Bernard McGinley Bohemia convent DFLs' charter HBC Horntye Local Plan planning redevelopment Summerfields The Oval Wessex Economics White Rock Gardens

The greening of Warrior Square Station

The Transition Town Hastings team have been busy again this year at their community garden at St Leonards Warrior Square Station. They have been developing and nurturing the land to make it not only more pleasingly attractive to the eye but to demonstrate how to grow flowers and herbs, enjoy the art of growing and nourishing and discover how – with some united time and effort – a location can be transformed. Alison Cooper, one of the TTH team members, sent HOT some photos.

Posted 13:08 Friday, Aug 17, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Alison Cooper community gardening Warrior Square station

Plan to shape Hastings’ future out for comment

The future shape of the town centre and White Rock/Bohemia is in the air following publication by the council of a draft area action plan, which is now out to consultation. To help residents get a grip of what is being proposed, Hastings Urban Design Group will hold two walkabouts of the areas in question. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:44 Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: AAP area action plan consultation Hastings Urban Design Group Nick Terdre Tim Jemison walkabout

Council refuses Old Town footpath bid

Hastings Borough council has turned down the Flamingo amusement park owner’s second attempt to take control of a disputed footpath on the Stade. Local residents and politicians welcomed the news. Nick Terdre reports.

HBC called to account over Sea Change briefings

Campaign group Seachangewatch is calling on Hastings Borough Council to implement a recommendation made five years ago to require economic development company Sea Change Sussex to provide an annual briefing on its activities. Nick Terdre reports.

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