I HAVE seen no mention of any involvement by the Old Town Preservation Society in the discussions about the development of the Bell Hotel.
READERS will know that Bexhill’s seafront constructions (the so-called Next Wave project) that have occupied us all for the last three years, and seemingly never ever being finished, have proved highly controversial, essentially for their obvious failure to be thought through by anybody.
IT WAS interesting to see the results of the county council elections. It gave the Conservatives who lost their seats a clear message that residents want change.
I recently visited the public refuse tip for the first time for a long while, and found a smart new facility.1 comment
WE WISH to thank all those people who voted for us and express our appreciation for the trust you have shown in us.
I am as keen as anyone to see Bexhill succeed in partnership with Hastings in its bid to be City of Culture in 2017.
I AM perplexed at the apparent lack of support for the parents and children at Bexhill High following the damming report by OFSTED.1 comment
I READ with interest your report headed ‘Parking’ and being a local cabbie I would like the right to reply.1 comment
The future of Bexhill Town Forum could be in doubt following a recommendation by Rother District councillors that money spent on it might be better used elsewhere.
Having looked at the proposed scheme to connect Wrestwood, Road to The Link road, I see that a new `not for profit` organisation is involved - seachangesussex.
I RECENTLY attended a symposium at the De La Warr Pavilion at which a bid to have Hastings and Bexhill recognised as a city of culture was discussed. Although a Rother councillor, I was there to represent Sussex Day, which is being celebrated on Sunday June 16. Also present was Tony Leonard, Rother District Council’s head of services, but I was dismayed to see none of my fellow Rother councillors from Bexhill were present.
THE front page report regarding Ofsted’s damning verdict on Bexhill High comes as no surprise. Speaking to German students who have had the opportunity to visit the school in the past year,, they have been stunned at the comparison between the teaching they have had in their own country and that which they have witnessed here. The comparison has not been favourable to us! As the German students said to us in awe-struck tones, ‘how can the pupils learn?’ They described a large hall filled with up to 90 students all noisily engaged on projects and supervised by five or six teachers moving from group to group. They could not understand how this kind of teaching method could possibly work, commenting strongly on the distracting and taxing noise levels and the lack of personal engagement between teachers and pupils. However, one surely can’t blame the teachers. I can only sympathise with tutors who must surely find this kind of ‘blanket’ teaching method entirely exhausting, uninspiring, debilitating and frustrating. I realise that teaching processes are complex, but surely, smaller classes are needed - in smaller rooms, and more attention should be paid to the individual?
Thank you for your article in Friday 19th April’s Observer putting the spotlight on the plans to convert the Bell Hotel in Bexhill Old Town into flats. As an Old Town resident I was disappointed to see the plans that have been proposed, which are not in keeping with this unique building. It is surprising that a building that has played such an important part in the history of the town is not listed, and hugely disappointing that the plans remove any possibility of the Bell regaining its place as the social centre of the Old Town. It is saddening to have a building with such potential sitting empty, but to convert it to residential accommodation would remove any potential for it to add to the commercial life of the town for good. With its lovely location opposite the Manor Barn, there is such potential for locals and visitors alike to make use of this space, whether it be as a family pub, hotel or restaurant. Opponents to the plans have also made a convincing case that developments of flats in Bexhill are not needed, with sales stalling in existing developments - can the Bell’s new owners be sure that their development will be commercially viable?
I was shocked to read the Ofsted report on Bexhill High because it does not describe the school I have experienced for the last four years. My daughter is in year ten and is happy, enjoying school, making good progress and generally doing well. She has been supported throughout her time at the school and given lots of opportunities. When there have been problems they have been sorted out quickly.
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