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

During the current crisis, we’re not allowed to knock on doors and deliver newsletters like we used to. So most weeks, we’ll be doing a walkabout in different parts of Tressell Ward to look at what’s going on – we’ll publish reports on what we find here in this blog. From April 2nd, up to six of us can meet on the walkabouts, but it’s mostly been Cllr. Peter Chowney, Ali Roark, Labour’s candidate for Tressell ward in the Hastings Council elections in May, and Ruby Cox, Labour’s candidate for the Tressell and Old Hastings division on East Sussex County Council. Please comment on the posts if you have additional informational 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 go out on Tuesday mornings, weather permitting.

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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Halton Estate, Priory Road and Bembrook Road.

Back to our Tressell walkabouts today, now lockdown is over.  This time, we took a look at Halton Estate, Priory Road and Bembrook Road.  It was a lovely day for it, chilly winter sunshine and some fabulous views out to sea from Bembrook Road.  Today, we had on our walkabout...
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Old London Road, Hardwicke Road and North Terrace.

Today, we held our first walkabout for three weeks, because we’ve been rained off repeatedly. And now, this will have to be the last one for at least a month, because of the new lockdown. There were four of us on the walkabout today, from left to right in the...
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Speckled Wood, School Road and Sandown Road.

Today, Ali Roark and Cllr. Peter Chowney met Ian Sier from Ore Community Land Trust (right in the picture) in Speckled Wood to discuss their plans and take a look around. Then we went on to School and Sandown Roads, and investigated a problem in Halton Terrace that had been...
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The ‘Top End’ of the Ward: Cllr. Peter Chowney

Today, I walked around the ‘top end’ of the ward: Cookson Gardens, Ticehurst Close, Tuppenney Close, Little Acres Way, Frederick Road, Percy Road, Coghurst Road, Greville Road, Clifton Road (in the picture), Travellers Lane and Speckled Wood (the housing development). This end of the ward is mostly owner occupied, with...
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Farley Bank to Valleyside: Cllr. Peter Chowney and Ali Roark

Farley Bank has suffered from very poor cleaning in the past, but this is now much improved.  The cleaning problems have emerged in part because Hastings Council is responsible for cleaning the roads and footpaths, but Optivo Housing Association is responsible for cleaning the grassed and planted areas.  This is...
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