Press Releases week beginning 08 May 2017
Pre-planning application forum meeting for public
Development of West Hill Reservoir, West Hill Road
As part of its commitment to improving community awareness of the planning process, Hastings Borough Council holds pre-application Forums.
On Tuesday 16 May, the developers of the West Hill Reservoir site will be presenting their proposals for redevelopment, prior to submitting a formal planning application. This will provide the opportunity for a structured discussion to take place, and for members of the public to air their views and where appropriate, shape a final scheme before it is presented to the council for determination.
The forum will be held at the Stade Hall, The Stade, Hastings, TN34 3FJ from 6.30pm until 8.30pm on Tuesday 16 May 2017.
The meeting is held in public and whilst the public are encouraged to attend and listen, only invited stakeholders (including community representatives), councillors and officers can speak. However residents can make their representations and have their questions answered through local representatives and councillors'.
For further information, or to confirm your attendance at the event, please email Stephanie Roots, principal planning officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the council's development management team on 01424 451090
1066 Walking Festival starts this weekend 13 to 21 May
Organised by Visit 1066 Country Marketing in partnership with Active Hastings and Rother, the 1066 Walking Festival offers nine days of guided urban and country walks across 1066 country to suit all abilities.
The Walking Festival is an excellent way to explore the area, bring people together and get some great exercise! Walking is a fantastic way to get and stay healthy and as it's easy to fit into everyday life; walking to work and to the shops and, people who walk tend to keep it up. Walking is already one of the most popular physical activities. It's open to everyone and it's perfect for people who have poor health, or don't fancy intense exercise.
The festival includes short walks for the whole family, pushchair and wheelchair routes, tougher treks lasting several hours and themed wildlife and history walks. Highlights include Burwash (7 miles), Last day of the Pilgrimage to Hastings Castle (2 miles), Battle to Catsfield via 1066 Country Walk, Around Alexandra Park to Hastings Pier and treasure hunts for families.
Contributors to the festival programme include Battle, Bexhill, Rother and Hastings Ramblers, Hastings Borough Council's Country Park Rangers, National Trust, Old Hastings Preservation Society, RSPCA Mallydams Woods, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Trust for Conservation Volunteers (TCV).
Some walks require booking and some you can just turn up. For full details about each programmed festival walk visit: Visit1066country.com/walkingfestival