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Tories take three Hastings seats off Labour

Hastings Conservatives did well in yesterday’s county council elections, taking three Hastings seats off Labour – both parties now hold four each in the town. Neither the LibDems nor the Greens threatened to win a seat. Nick Terdre reports.

Bunker screening fails to hide the eyesore

Following their successful Bunker appeal, Rocklands have now submitted a planting scheme to screen the building from public view, a condition imposed by the planning inspector who heard the appeal. Approval or rejection of the proposed scheme will be decided by HBC planning officers who however have declined to take any comments from the public. Chris Hurrell of Save Ecclesbourne Glen (SEG) assesses the scheme.

Posted 11:03 Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Bunker Chris Hurrell Country Park Hastings Borough Council HBC John Hodges Rocklands SAM Save Ecclesbourne Glen Scheduled Ancient Monument Scheduled Monument Consent SEG

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.

Bunker owner back with new application

The two-storey ‘Bunker’ in Hastings Country Park is the subject of a new planning application, for which comments and objections close on 23 January. Bernard McGinley provides an update on this bone of  contention, while Bob Okines reports on an awareness-raising event in Priory Meadow.

County council votes against bus cuts

Swelling ground opposition to East Sussex County Council’s proposals to cut local bus services found an echo in County Hall in Lewes yesterday when the full council voted against implementation. Nick Terdre reports.

The Hastings and Bexhill bid to be UK City of Culture 2017 was submitted on 30 April, after getting a good send-off from several hundred pirates outside the town hall, including several councillors. But will it be Saxon and Norman soldiers rather than pirates that clinch a deal for a 950th  anniversary year-long celebration of the battle of Hastings? HOT reporter, Chris Cormack investigates the basis for our bid.

Posted 09:28 Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: John Hodges UK City of Culture 2017

Painting the town red

Last Thursday’s East Sussex County Council elections saw Labour tighten its grip on the town’s politics, gaining three of the eight seats up for grabs locally to take its tally in Hastings to 7.  Chris Connelley casts an eye over the local election results.

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