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Council moves to sideline critics

Lodging a complaint with your local authority when you feel they have acted wrongfully or inappropriately is surely a democratic right. And one which has been exercised by local residents in response to a series of Council mishandlings, most notably the Rocklands scandal in the Country Park. It is therefore depressing, if not entirely unexpected, to see that in the face of often well-researched and thorough criticisms of their actions Hastings Borough Council has opted to sideline troublesome complainants by labelling them as ‘vexatious and vociferous’. Bernard McGinley lodges his own complaint about the bunker mentality being increasingly adopted in the Town Hall.

Posted 11:38 Monday, Jun 13, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Bahcheli Report Bunker Country Park HBC McGinley planning Rocklands

Yella off-licence application refused

News that the Yella store in central St Leonards was seeking a licence to sell alcohol aroused widespread protests from local residents. In the event the application failed, as Bernard McGinley reports.

Posted 15:49 Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: CLO ESCC HBC kings road licensing subcommittee McGinley Police Hub Sussex Police

Fewer trees, more visible ‘Bunker’

The Hastings Country Park controversies rumble loudly on. Some things don’t change (such as the ‘Bunker’ being impermissibly still there after all these years). Others do, including the range of grievances and the threatened increasing visibility of the ‘Bunker’. Bernard McGinley reports.

Posted 18:04 Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Bunker Country Park HBC http://publicaccess.hastings.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=_HSTBC_DCAPR_103379 landslip Mayhew Consultancy McGinley NPPF planning Rocklands Save Ecclesbourne Glen SEG
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