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Chowney elected new council leader

At the annual council meeting on Friday, Councillor Peter Chowney was elected leader of the council in place of the late Jeremy Birch. Lead member posts were also allocated, Nick Terdre reports.

Jeremy Birch: a hard act to follow

Tributes to Jeremy Birch, the former Hastings Borough Council leader who died as a result of a severe stroke last week, continue to flow in. He would, said one, be a hard act to follow. A memorial service and event are being planned and a donations page has been opened. Nick Terdre reports.

Robert Tressell Centenary Event

Centenary celebration of Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

This seminal book is as relevant today as it ever was, and Otherwords Productions are organising a free fundraising event to raise awareness of Robert Tressell and the important role the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists has played in  our social history, both home and abroad. Organiser Tara Reddy describes the event to HOT reporter Cathy Simpson.

Posted 12:42 Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 In: Literature Tags: Art Attilla the Stockbroker Bruce Dowling Bryan MMahon bunting Cathy Simpson Ed Boxall Joy Hoi Polloi Juliette Dodd Martin Chomsky Mayor music Nadine Ghouri pop-up event Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell Salina Godden Steve Finnerty Steve Peak Tyson Dogg

Peace bench dedicated in the sunshine

On a bright sunny day, with the breeze rustling the leaves in the surrounding trees, the new bench in Alexandra Park Peace Garden was unveiled last Sunday by the mayor. Nick Terdre was among the crowd.

Posted 09:44 Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Alan Wright Alexandra Park Appledore Bruce Dowling First World War Friends Ambulance Unit Hastings Quakers Jake Bowers John Cole Judy Rogers Luke Brabant Peace Garden Sussex Blast Cleaning

Loving to have their say!

Encouraged by the positive feedback from the Don’t Count Yourself Out campaign to encourage young people to engage in the democratic process, James Bacon has given primary school children the chance to engage in debate, and found they weren’t shy of expressing their opinions, as he describes below. He has also gained the support of Hastings’ new mayor as he ventures into new areas to promote the importance of political involvement.

Posted 08:51 Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Arc Helenswood Academy Debate Club Bruce Dowling Christ Church CofE Primary Don’t Count Yourself Out James Bacon Jaz Pook Mayor of Hastings political involvement

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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