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Chair should have declared conflict of interest, says critic

The application for installing five kiosks on the pier was passed by HBC’s planning committee at its March meeting, but in the view of local resident Chris Hurrell the committee chair, Cllr Alan Roberts, should have declared a conflict of interest and left the room. In Mr Hurrell’s view, the chair was also remiss in allowing the pier owner to ramble on about irrelevant matters when answering questions from committee members. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:09 Friday, Apr 5, 2019 In: Local Government Tags: Alan Roberts Chris Hurrell code of conduct Gulzar Matthew Beaver planning committee planning protocol Standards Committee Trevor Webb

Threat to Archery Ground affordable housing

The diminished supply of affordable housing in Hastings could take a further hard knock if Gemselect’s request to drastically reduce the number of affordable homes in the Archery Ground redevelopment gets council approval. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:59 Thursday, May 24, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Alan Roberts Archery Ground Chris Hurrell Chris Lewcock Gemselect Kieran O'Leary Nick Terdre Orbit Warren Davies

Confessions of a rookie Labour Party member

“I blame a cocktail of right wing media coverage, Ukelele Dave and a well-timed nudge by Kay Green.” HOT’s Erica Smith takes a partisan look at the local elections.

Chess tourney another success for Hastings

There was Chinese victory in the Masters tournament of the Hastings International Chess Congress this week, but the congress, now waiting to see how its council grant holds up in the coming settlement, is itself a victory for the town. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:42 Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 In: Sport Tags: Alan Roberts Alexandr Fier Alexsander Mista Con Power David Howell Dominic Lawson Gudmundur Kjartansson Hastings International Chess Congress Horntye Jeremy Birch Jun Zhao Kyrkjebø family Lara Barnes Luke McShane Maxim Rodshtein Michael Adams Nigel Short Nino Maisuradze Pam Thomas Tereza Olsarova Theodore Slade

Controversial schemes get green light

Last week’s planning committee meeting was lively, with controversial schemes for the Archery Ground and numbers 1 and 3 Chapel Park Road on the agenda. Bernard McGinley, who was among the throng at Hastings Town Hall, found grounds to wonder at some of the committee’s actions.

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