Tressell Blog

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

Hardwicke Road, North Terrace, Halton Terrace, and Robertsons Hill

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. We’ve not done a walkabout for a while – most of the walking around the ward for the last month or so has involved delivering election leaflets. So this time, it was myself and Cllr. Ali Roark, as well as Liam Crowter, our candidate in next...
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Spring Update

By Ali Roark An update on what we have been up to over the past few weeks as our walkabouts have been combined with leafleting and canvassing for the local election in May. Liam and Peter on Rotherfield Avenue. Delivering our Bembrook Road News leaflet. Liam reporting potholes on Bembrook...
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Storm Eunice.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. Just a brief post, about a walkabout we did the day after Storm Eunice, and what we found. Collapsed gable end wall in Traveller's Lane Wind-blown debris at Waterside Close. We walked around most of the ward, but there wasn't too much damage to be seen....
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Halton Estate Inspection.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. Today, I joined Debbie Gregory and Yvonne Barrett from Optivo housing association for an inspection of Halton Estate. These inspections now take place quarterly, having recently been reinstated. The condition of the Optivo estates in Tressell does seem to have improved since inspections began again, as there...
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Farley Bank Estate Inspection

By Cllr. Ali Roark Today, Peter and I joined Optivo's Richard Spencer on the quarterly Farley Bank estate inspection. John Whittington, Hastings Borough Council's Community Safety Manager, also joined us. These inspections have recently been reinstated following meetings between local councillors to highlight some of the issues. Cllr Andy Batsford,...
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Ore Business Park to Speckled Wood.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. Today, we started off looking at continuing problems in the former Ore Business Park housing development, then moved on to look at Deepdene Gardens, Waterside Close, Valleyside Road and the entrance to Speckled Wood. Bishop Avenue Obstruction across Bishop Avenue, from Hurrell Road New road with...
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School Road to Old London Road (and back again)

By Cllr Ali Roark. Last week, we started our walkabout at School Road, then along Sandown Road and Oakfield Road, across High Bank Close, then down Old London Road to the ward boundary at Ashburnham Road, before walking back up Old London Road to where we started. School Road We...
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Tressell ‘Top End’.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. Last Friday, I walked around the ‘top end’ of the ward (the picture shows me in Church Street), starting with Percy Road, then Coghurst Road, Clifton Road, Greville Road and Church Street.  This is a quieter part of the ward with (generally) fewer problems, so we...
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Halton Estate Inspection.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. Yesterday, we did another of our new, quarterly Optivo housing estate inspections.  This one was for Halton Estate, the other Optivo estate in Tressell ward.  This time, Ali and I accompanied Sharon Tompkins and Yvonne Barrett on the inspection. The picture shows Ali in the foreground...
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Farley Bank Estate Inspection.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. Last Friday, we participated in the first of our Optivo estate walkabouts with Optivo housing officers. This is something we’ve been asking for since Optivo scrapped estate managers a few years ago.  It marks a very welcome return to having a named officer at Optivo with...
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Old London Road to Bembrook Road

By Cllr. Ali Roark For this walkabout, we delivered the last of our leaflet to the bottom end of Old London Road before continuing our ward walkabout which took in Hardwicke Road, Halton Crescent, Halton Terrace, Bembrook Road and the Halton Graveyard. There is also a bit at the bottom...
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Frederick Road, Cookson Gardens and Speckled Wood.

By Cllr. Peter Chowney. This week, I did the walkabout on my own, as Ali wasn’t able to make it. And it was Saturday morning this time, rather than Friday.  I started off in Cookson Gardens, walked up through the estate to Little Acres Way, then up to the top...
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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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