Well, well - amongst the suggestions for the old Observer building - which will surely be a candidate for the 2010 Hastings Pier solution the longer it remains empty - use it for arts and performance. I recall suggesting via the letters page some years ago that it would have been an ideal place with it’s quirky frontage for an art gallery - but the powers that be decided to build Jerwood which could not look more out of place on the edge of the Old Town. It is a fantastic old building and cannot be allowed to go the way of Hurst Court.
Contrary to a view expressed in last week’s paper, the place is reasonably central, a ten minute stroll from the station. We have good news re the Pier - hopefully something as good might materialise for the Observer building.