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Socialising the economy

The recent City of Culture bid revealed the strength in depth of the creative economy in Hastings and St Leonards – now a new initiative is exploring the potential for our social economy, writes HOT’s Richard Hull.

Posted 12:00 Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: Hastings Borough Coiuncil Hastings Works HVA Public sector Richard Hull Social Economy Social Economy Alliance social enterprise

Seven Streets opens its doors

The 7 Streets project is now under way, with a core team in place and a regular open invitation for local residents to pop into the re-opened Community Information Centre on Silchester Rd. Chris Connelley, the newly appointed community development worker, takes up the story.

Hastings Film Makers Festival 2013

Doors open for home-grown film festival

UPDATE: CORRECTION TO STORY. The  Hastings Shorts series of short films, showing Saturday 27 April at 2.30pm at The Jerwood Gallery, is a new collection and not, as we originally reported, a repeat of last year’s Arrow In The Eye event.

Oakley Liddell by Mark Richards

Boyley Skate Park Skate-A-Thon consultation

The weekend of 15-16 February will see exciting action to raise funds for Boyley Skate Park. The redesigned facility at White Rock opened in 2010, dedicated to the memory of local BMX rider, Richard Ball, known as ‘Boyley’, who died in a road accident in 2002. HOT volunteer Richard Hull reports on Phase Two of the park.

Posted 22:43 Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 In: Sport Tags: 24 Down 4Down BMX Four Down Freestyle Hastings Richard Hull Skate Park Skate-A-Thon Wheelscape White Rock
Fire brigade at Christchurch, London Rd, St Leonards

Time and the traffic stand still in St Leonards

Traffic came to a standstill at the bottom of London Road, St Leonards on Wednesday afternoon when East Sussex Fire and Rescue personnel closed the road. Fortunately, HOT reporter Richard Hull happened to be out and about with his camera phone.

Posted 21:23 Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: Christchurch East Sussex Fire and Rescue London Road St Leonards Richard Hull road closed St Leonards Turntable ladder

Wednesday 28 November saw developments about two iconic Hastings buildings, St Mary In The Castle and the former Observer Building on Cambridge Road.  The latter has been empty for decades and is the biggest derelict building in the town. Whilst the news about St Mary In The Castle looks potentially positive, campaigners from Hastings Trust expressed dismay at the relative lack of interest or action from Hastings Borough Council regarding the future of the Observer Building. HOT’s Built Environment columnist, Richard Hull, writing in an individual capacity, delves further into the depths of the arguments.

Posted 07:13 Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: Buckswood School F J Pasons Hastings Observer Hastings Trust Henry Ward Richard Hull SMIC

The Streets of St Leonards

The streets of Central St Leonards look set for a number of improvements following developments, consultations and initiatives from diverse stakeholders ranging from the Central St Leonards Town Team to the Neighbourhood Police Team. HOT’s Richard Hull heard all about it when he caught up with HBC’s Terry Drinkwater at the ‘Making Central St Leonards Our Business’ event on Wednesday October 10.

Posted 13:25 Friday, Oct 12, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: GCSL Gensing & Central St Leonards Hastings and St Leonards Hastings Borough Council HBC Neighbourhood police team regeneration Richard Hull St Leonards Town Team Urban renewal

Fresh Veg and New Bins

Fresh veg and new bins feature in the ‘way forward’ for Central St Leonards, residents heard last Thursday September 27. Over 50 people gathered at The Magnet, London Road, to hear a number of presentations under the banner of The Way Forward Group, writes Richard Hull.

Posted 07:33 Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: Local Space OSCAR Portas Pilot Richard Hull St Leonards
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