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Hastings: development or democracy?

How is local democracy bearing up in the face of the development-at-all-costs policy handed down by central government and eagerly embraced by local government? Not very well, in the opinion of Michael Madden, who argues that we must find our way back to a world in which our elected representatives act in our interests.

Picnic protest against the Bunker

The Save Ecclesbourne Glen group, which has led public opposition to the unauthorised Bunker built at Rocklands Caravan Park, has registered to make a submission to the hearing of the appeal by the Rocklands owner against the council’s enforcement order to have the building demolished. The latest display of public anger against the Bunker, and the council’s handling of the matter, came at the protest picnic held in Hastings Country Park, which was attended by roving reporter Richard Price.

Country Park pledges from Rudd and Owen

Concerned over recent developments in the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve (HCPNR), Michael Madden, a former member of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen lobby group, decided to check out where the local Conservative and Labour candidates stand on these issues. Here he discusses his findings.

Posted 09:34 Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Eric Pickles fracking Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve Local Plans Michael Madden National Planning Inspectorate National Planning Policy Framework Sarah Owen Save Ecclesbourne Glen visitors centre Warren Cottage
New build above Ecclesbourne Glen (far left)

Pig’s ear causes sty in eye

As the campaign continues over damage to Hastings Country Park, the major eyesore that is the two-storey bunker on the East Hill is still there, a continuing blott on the landscape. There are other issues too, as Bernard McGinley found out when he attended a recent public meeting.

Backing into art in Hastings

Backing into art in

Posted 17:07 Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 In: Visual Arts Tags: Art Ben Browton Gill Gallery Michael Madden The Kave
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