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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.

Affordable housing on Station Plaza scrapped

An application for removal of the affordable housing obligation in the Station Plaza development was approved with reluctance by the planning committee last week. The decision raises fears for the future of such housing in Hastings. Nick Terdre reports.

Divestment advice for pension committee

Divestment campaigners from Hastings and elsewhere in East Sussex stepped up their campaign to persuade the East Sussex Pension Committee to switch funds out of fossil fuels by sending the latest findings of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to committee chairman, Richard Stogden. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:50 Friday, Dec 2, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: Bob Standley David Tutt divestment East Sussex Pension Committee East Sussex Pension Fund Emily Johns Fossil Free Hastings Frank Carstairs Hastings Borough Council Julia Hilton Michael Wincott Tania Charman Waltham Forest Pension Committee WMO World Meteorological Organisation

HBC planning department – up in the top ten?

Is Hastings Borough Council’s planning department one of the 10 best in the country? Planning officials and Labour councillors think so, based on a rating drawn up by the independent Planning Advisory Service. The Save Ecclesbourne Glen campaign group found the claim mystifying and asked Chris Hurrell to look further into it – further indeed than the council, which could not even tell him how the rating was arrived at. Chris came to a rather different conclusion, as he describes here.

Fight ESCC’s proposed bus cuts

ESCC is proposing to cut certain local bus services and wants to know how you feel and what you think. If you feel the buses offer a vital service to the community, then make sure you convey your opinion via their website, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. You can also add your name to the petition put together by Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Hastings and Rye, Sarah Owen.

Posted 11:44 Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Michael Wincott Ore public meeting proposed bus cuts Sarah Owen

Ore Green goes to local Community Trust

Hastings Borough Council have offered Ore Community Land Trust a 25-year lease on Ore Green, next to the Salvation Army Hall, boosting their campaign to protect Speckled Wood, writes Tony Polain, the trust’s vice chair.

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.

Ridge Fire Station

Still time to save Ridge Fire Station

The Ridge Community Fire Station is under threat of down-grading, due to spending cuts. If you think this shouldn’t happen, there’s still time to do something, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Posted 17:26 Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: East Sussex Fire Brigade Union Mark Brown Michael Wincott Phil Bailey Ridge Fire Station Sarah Owen Save Our Fire Station spending cuts
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