It’s time for for the town’s council to start to listen to local people and their concerns about plans to put housing on the old bathing pool site in West St Leonards.
That’s the message from a large group of people who turned out on Saturday morning to sign a petition calling on Hastings Borough Council to have ‘urgent and meaningful engagement’ with local people who think plans to put five, five storey blocks of flats on the site is wrong.
Within just a few hours campaigners had collected close to 200 signatures and now the epetition has gone live on Hastings Borough Council’s website, just follow this link if you’d like to sign it https://hastings.moderngov.co.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=25&RPID=45975298&HPID=45975298
While campaigner Bryan Fisher is disappointed that they have had no dialogue with the council since a previous protest last November he believes now is a real opportunity for the council to think again about it’s plans.
Councillor Karl Beaney, who attended Saturday’s launch event for the new petition also thinks it’s time those leading the borough council stopped to listen, “It’a time to put the brakes on before it’s too late,” he told Hastings In Focus.