Tressell ward report (June 2016)

The Bridge is 10 years old

image014The Bridge Community Centre had a tenth anniversary celebration last weekend, which was very well attended. The event was opened by Jay Kramer (former Tressell ward councillor and chair of the Bridge) and former Hastings and Rye MP Michael Foster, in his full regalia as High Sheriff of East Sussex (see picture). There were events all day and a barbecue, with plenty of people attending and enjoying the warm summer sun. The Bridge has done a fantastic job of continuing to serve the local community during a time of shrinking funding for vital facilities such as this in deprived areas, and hopefully will continue to do so well into the future.

Ore Business Park

The work on the Ore Business Park is continuing, to create ‘terraces’ on the hillside to allow the building of 19 three-bedroomed houses. There have been some problems with watercourses being discovered in the excavation works, which appear to be natural, and tributaries of the Ore stream that runs through Speckled Wood. We’ll keep an eye on the development as it progresses and make sure it takes shape according to the agreed plans – in particular, that a through route isn’t created from Hurrell Road to Farley Bank, as this would create a rat run to avoid the traffic lights at Sussex Arms junction.


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