I FEEL the view expressed by Mr Roscoe (Letters, May 10) needs to be challenged, despite his aversion to ‘ping pong’.1 comment
REGARDING the objections to the JD Bar becoming a lap-dancing club, while I have no wish to see such a club in town, I cannot help but feel for the current owners.1 comment
MAY I thank the people of Hastings for their support and participation in this year’s Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green.
THANK you for your editorial regarding Ms Amber Rudd’s interview with the FT saying that our MP should ‘talk up’ the Hastings image, a phrase which under Mr Blair used to be called ‘spin’ (Observer, May 3).2 comments
ONCE again, your readers have lost sight of the council’s vision of the future for Hastings.9 comments
THE May Day ritual was sadly diminished by its performance in a small cordoned off space, thronged by clamorous camera wavers.
I WAS absolutely disgusted upon visiting the country park to see that within 15 months the council has doubled the car parking fee.
AS someone who lives and works in Central St Leonards I am writing to respond to the criticism levied at our MP Amber Rudd for referring to the out of town drug dealers in our area.3 comments
I DO not doubt the good intentions behind the five-mile race on Sunday (May 12) but the organization and management of this event was both stupid and dangerous.4 comments
WHILE I do not wish to engage in correspondence ‘ping pong’ with Mr Smith I feel he has missed the point of my letter.1 comment
I REFER to your attack on our town’s MP following the article by Elizabeth Rigby published in the Financial Times last week.10 comments
TWITTER it would seem is a far more direct way to get complaints heard and almost get something done.7 comments
THE May Day biker event in Hastings this year attracted an estimated 32,000 motorcycles and became one of the biggest free to attend motorcycle events in Europe.
FOR me, it was certainly been a strange county council election campaign.
THAT a great servant of the borough, Pam Brown, and I are no longer on speaking terms as a result of the disintegration of the Lib Dems is the saddest memory I shall take away from Hastings when I move this week.1 comment
I WONDER whether you would allow me take the opportunity to thank residents in the Hollington and Wishing Tree area who came out to support me again recently in the East Sussex County Council Elections.9 comments
CAN anyone tell me why the enclosed area at the back of the pond in St Leonards Gardens has been pointlessly cut down?3 comments
I WOULD like to add my protest to those of Leon Tuppen and Councillor Andrew Gurney, regarding combining the information centre with the benefit claimants.1 comment
I READ with interest that Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has decided to move the previously award winning Hastings Information Centre from the town hall to Aquila House.11 comments
AS AN ordinary person with an ordinary brain living in the area, may I offer these thoughts:
AS a purely amateur fan of the arts, I decided to combine a trip to Hastings on Friday to see The Pretty Things with a visit to the Jerwood Gallery which has acquired iconic status in the south east almost akin to the Turner Gallery in Margate.8 comments
I WRITE with reference the local elections and the candidates - or lack of them.3 comments
A LETTER published on April 5 raises some important points about bathing water quality in the Hastings area.1 comment
SADLY, Mr Rosco (Letters, April 26) is misinformed. The request for event sponsorship was not made to Hastings Borough Council but to the Foreshore Trust which is an entirely separate entity.
IT’S good for the skate-boarders in town that there’ll be a second facility for them in White Rock Gardens (Extension to skatepark is given go-ahead,’ Observer, April 26). The accompanying photograph however was out of date: there’s no graffiti.
IT is interesting that East Sussex Highways is responsible for using our money to repair and maintain the roads.11 comments
I AM researching the history of the Training College and School at the Convent of the Holy Child, St Leonards.
WHAT a bad couple of days the other week for all organisers of public events, not just marathons.
I CANNOT be the only reader to realise that the sums for the free beach concert do not add up.
IF Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill together become the City of Culture, perhaps the trio of towns should have a new all-embracing name?4 comments
I READ a recent editorial of yours which appeared to support the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, and claimed extraordinary visitor numbers to the gallery of 65,000 in a year.17 comments
THE Hastings Bexhill Link Road was to be built in conjunction with the Hastings bypass, as the plans were drawn up in the 1970s.1 comment
WHILE I in no way condone the celebration of the passing of Baroness Thatcher, I do feel that the need for such a grand funeral was unnecessary.
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