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£10m fund to help fishermen hard hit by coronavirus

A £10m fund set up by the government to help fisheries has been welcomed by Paul Joy of the Hastings Fisheries Protection Society, but is unlikely to benefit all local fishermen. Report by Nick Terdre, photos by Chandra Masoliver.

Posted 12:45 Friday, Apr 24, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: DEFRA Fishing George Eustace Paul Joy

Email Defra about the Country Park bylaws — or risk losing access to the coastal margin

The proposed new bylaws for Hastings Country Park are still causing concern, ‘Restriction of Access’ and all. Asked to pause their approval of these new bylaws at Full Council recently, for clarification of the issues, Hastings Borough Council (HBC) went full steam ahead. Now it is up to central Government to approve them, or not. Are these bylaws to be made official before the coastal path (and its margin) is made official? It matters, says Bernard McGinley, who explains that you can still object until 13 March.

Posted 17:28 Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Bernard McGinley Coastal Margin coastal path Country Park CRoW DEFRA England Coast Path ESCC ESLAF Hastings Country Park HBC LAF local access forum Natural England NE Nolan Principles planning

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.

Hastings Harbour: Promises, Empty Promises: Fishermen Protest against Tory Policy.

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reports on the recent Fishermen’s Protest against Tory policy. She interviews three local fishermen, Paul Joy, Chairman of Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society (HFPS) and Co-Chairman of the New Under Ten’s Association (NUTFA), which protects the rights of under ten metre fishing boats; Paul Stanley, fisherman and boy ashore; and Roland Kelly, owner of RX52, RX53, RX54 and DR169. She also reports on her attempt to interview Amber Rudd on the Harbour Proposal.

Posted 08:29 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Amber Rudd Boris Johnson Brexit CFP Chandra Masoliver Common Fisheries Policy Common Market DEFRA EU Europe Exclusive Economic Zone fishing community Harbour Proposal Hastings Fisheries Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society Jacob Rees-Mogg Landing Obligations London Convention Michael Gove New Under Ten’s Association Paul Joy Paul Stanley Relative Stability Theresa May Transitional Deal Treaty of London Agreement

Court challenge to QGR over air pollution fails

Local activist Gabriel Carlyle this week sought to have the planning permission for Sea Change Sussex’s Queensway Gateway road overturned on air pollution grounds, but the High Court refused to accept his case. Nick Terdre reports.

New hearing for Queensway Gateway road

Hastings Borough Council’s planning committee will meet at the White Rock Theatre on Tuesday 15 December to consider a revised application from Sea Change Sussex seeking planning permission for the controversial Queensway Gateway road. Opponents, Combe Haven Defenders, say that the road will still cause illegal levels of air pollution and, if approved, could lead to a further legal challenge. Nick Terdre reports.

The noise issue: an update

Live music venues across the country are under threat from noise regulations, as some venues in Hastings know only too well. A campaign to persuade the government to amend legislation so that all parties can co-exist in peace is now under way, as Andy Gunton reports in the latest issue of The Stinger. HOT reprints the article with their kind permission.

Posted 15:20 Monday, Sep 15, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Agent of Change Andy Gunton DEFRA environmental health officers Music Venue Trust The Fleece The Stinger Union Bar
Clean Air

Get outside for some fresh air?

This morning, I received an email from 38 Degrees, alerting the public to a consultation on Local Air Quality Management, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. This led me to The Healthy Air campaign developed by activist lawyer group, ClientEarth

Posted 12:04 Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags: 38 Degrees Air Pollution campaign ClientEarth DEFRA Geoffrey Lean from The Telegraph government consultation Local Air Quality Management NO2 particulate matter PM10 The Healthy Air campiagn Zelly Restorick
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