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View across Hastings Old Town and out to sea from Bembrook Road

During the Covid lockdowns, we were not allowed to knock on doors and deliver newsletters like we used to. So we started a weekly walkabout in different parts of Tressell Ward to look at what’s going on – we publish reports on what we find here in this blog. The walkabouts are done by Cllr. Peter Chowney and Cllr. Ali Roark, and anyone else who wants to tag along. Please comment on the posts if you have additional information you’d like to add, or questions you’d like to ask. All comments are moderated – so don’t post anything offensive, it won’t appear. If you’d like to join us on one of our walkabouts, send a message via the Contact page.

We usually do our walkabouts on Fridays. We will also be delivering our local street-based newsletters again, and knocking on doors – just as soon as we get a new printer!

Priory Road to the Optivo Estates

By Cllr Ali Roark Peter is still on holiday so it was just me again this week - well for part of the walkabout. In the morning I joined a Highways walkabout at the bottom end of the ward. I then continued on to look at the Halton Estate and...
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Halton Walkabout

by Cllr Ali Roark Cats on the Halton EstateOptivo land on Hardwicke Road Peter is on holiday so it was just me this week. I started with a walk round the middle landscaped areas of the Optivo estate between Priory Road and Halton Cresent, before checking in on some other...
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St George’s Road to St Thomas’s Road

By Cllr Ali Roark Last Friday, 27th August was our most recent walkabout. We started at the junction of Mount Pleasant Road and St George's Road and then took in Whitefriars Road, Emmanuel Road and St Thomas's Road too. We forgot to take a selfie this time so here's the...
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School Road to Old London Road.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. Last Friday, 30th July, Cllr. Ali Roark and I did another walkabout, this time covering School Road, Sandown Road, Oakfield Road, and Old London Road.  It was a blowy day, with storm Evert battering the coast and some pretty fearsome winds funneling up Old London Road....
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Farley Bank – 23/07/21

by Councillor Ali Roark We delivered our info leaflet to the houses and flats on Farley Bank this past Friday. We were pleased to see that some fly tipping had been cleared from the top seating area - but we reported this weeks ago and it shouldn't have taken this...
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Halton Litter Pick

Bit late with this one, but last Saturday we organised a litter pick on Halton Estate. All the Labour councillors with Optivo housing in their wards are utterly fed up with the way Optivo housing association looks after, or fails to look after, their estates. So a group of us...
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Hardwicke Road, Robertson’s Hill, North Terrace and Halton Terrace.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. Currently, we’re delivering a leaflet around the ward.  This one isn’t related to any particular campaign, its purpose is to provide our contact details to residents, along with other useful information and contacts.  You can see the leaflet on the ‘Elections, Campaigns and Leaflets’ page. Cllr....
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Tressell Ward Update

by Cllr Ali Roark This is to give an interim update on some issues that Peter and I have been looking into and some things that we have reported recently. Mount Pleasant Road/Broomgrove Road Japanese Knotweed I have heard back from East Sussex County Council Highways that this has been...
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Cookson Gardens, Frederick Road, Coghurst Road, Greville Road

This week's Tressell walkabout blog is brought to you by Cllr Ali Roark On Friday 11th July, Cllr Peter Chowney and I enjoyed a walk around Tressell in the sunshine. Cookson Gardens playground COOKSON GARDENS The first stop on our walkabout this week was the Cookson Gardens play area where...
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Bembrook Road, Hardwicke Road, Priory Road, and Halton Estate.

Our walkabouts have changed now, to Friday lunchtime, normally 12.30pm to 2pm. If you’d like to join us, or if there’s anything in particular you’d like us to look at, let us know via the contact page. Today was a short walkabout though, as we only had an hour. We...
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A Week of Tressell Outings.

Now the elections are out of the way, for a year anyway, we can get back to our routine ward work. This week, we had three smaller outings rather than one big walkabout.  And we now have a new councillor for Tressell, so your Hastings Borough councillors are Cllr. Peter...
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Problems in Cookson Gardens Estate.

We've not been doing our regular walkabouts over the last few weeks, as we've been concentrating on the election campaign, getting leaflets delivered and knocking on doors to support Ali Roark, our candidate for Tressell ward in the Hastings Council election, and Ruby Cox, our candidate for Tressell and Old...
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Mount Pleasant, Priory Road and Broomgrove Road.

A chilly Tressell walkabout today, but at least it was sunny and bright.  This week, it was Cllr. Peter Chowney and Ali Roark, the Labour Hastings Council candidate for Tressell ward in the elections on 6th May. We did a fairly short walkabout today, exploring Mount Pleasant Road, Calvert Road,...
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Halton Estate and the Southern Streets

A very warm day for our walkabout today, and now lockdown restrictions have been lifted, we could do it with more people. So this time, we have (l to r) Ali Roark (Labour candidate for Tressell ward in the Hastings Borough Council elections), Cllr. Peter Chowney, councillor for Tressell ward...
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Old London Road and More.

Today, Ali Roark and Cllr. Peter Chowney were out on a warm sunny morning in Tressell ward for the weekly walkabout.  We started at the top of School Road, investigated School, Sandown and Oakfield Roads, up to High Bank, then down Old London Road to the ward boundary at Ashburnham...
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The ‘Top End’ of Tressell.

Today, it was Cllr. Peter Chowney and Ruby Cox, the Labour candidate for the Tressell and Old Hastings division on East Sussex County Council, who were out on our walkabout.  We looked at the ‘top end’ of Tressell ward: Clifton Road, Coghurst Road, Percy Road, and Greville Road. We also...
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Frederick Road Area.

Another Tressell walkabout in beautiful, sunny spring weather. Today, Cllr. Peter Chowney and Ali Roark (Labour candidate for Tressell Ward in the Hastings Council elections on 6th May) explored Frederick Road, Deepdene Gardens, Cookson Gardens, Ticehurst Close, Valleyside Road, Little Acres Farm, and Speckled Wood housing. Here are some of...
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Farley Bank

Peter and I went for our first socially-distanced walk around Tressell ward since before Christmas this week. At the top and bottom of Farley bank there are areas where wildflower seeds could easily be planted. A circular bare space at the top, in the middle of a mini-parklet with benches...
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Farley Bank and Hurrell Road.

Today, we began our Tressell walkabouts again.  Just Cllr. Peter Chowney and Ali Roark (Labour’s candidate for Tressell Ward in the May Hastings Council elections), as only two people are allowed to meet outdoors at the moment.  But the weather was warm and sunny, perfect for a walkabout.  This time,...
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Broomgrove Road and Mount Pleasant.

This week, we explored the south eastern part of the ward, in the Mount Pleasant area. There were four of us this time: from left to right, Cllr. Peter Chowney, Cllr. Ruby Cox, Anna Sabin, and Cllr. Tania Charman.  The weather was good, so we had a pleasant stroll around. ...
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