AMBER RUDD - MP Hastings & Rye
& ST. LEONARDS OBSERVER 22 MARCH 2019 - Hastings council leader expresses frustration with pier reopening delay
CHANGE.ORG PETITION TO REOPEN PIER - SHEIKH ABID GULZAR
TACKY - The pier owner purchased Eastbourne pier since when there has been no sign of any replacement to the Blue Room that was also burned down by fire. If the entrepreneur had been successful with his vision to make Eastbourne pier one of the best in the country (his own words), why then is it still missing the famous former music room?
A coat of gold paint (and we've nothing against gold) will not mask the the financial difficulties that led HM Revenue & Customs to take action to secure monies against future irregular trading after two of the entrepreneur's companies struck a reef.
The burning question then relates to disclosure of his financial position when negotiating to purchase Hastings pier. We wonder how it is that any person with a track record of insolvent trading should be sold a pier, where the main criteria would surely have been the ability of the purchaser to remain solvent. Especially so where the reason for disposal was that the former owners fell on hard times.
The pier owner was forced to remove plastic ornaments from a Site of Special Scientific Interest, to include lion statues on the entrance off the Marsh Road from Pevensey Bay to Wartling. In the picture above we see similar ornaments littered about this iconic pier.
We assume that the receivers built in a non-performance clause into any transfer, such that the transfer might be reversed for breach of contract. If such a clause exists, the pier might recovered to be offered to the highest bidder again. Eastbourne Borough Council slipped up with conditions relating to Cuerden Leisure and permission to remove the buckled Blue Room steel after the fire in August 2014. The objective of such a condition was to bind the then owners to replacing the damaged structure with a new building of similar size and design. Rather than face the build cost, Crown Entertainment sold to Abid Gulzar, otherwise know as Sheikh Gulzar, though he freely admits that he is not a Middle Eastern Sheikh. In fact he is from India, the home of more millionaire entrepreneurs per capita that any other country.
HASTINGS OBSERVER 3 JANUARY 2019 - MORE THAN 1,000 SIGN PETITION
Amber Rudd represents fishing communities in two locations that depend on the ocean for their livelihoods. This may become a problem with fish catch limits, or it may prove to pass the burden of deciding what sustainable quotas should be so that our fisheries are not fished out. We hope that Blue Growth will be high on Amber's agenda in the circumstances.
Brexit looks set to scupper a number of UK projects when it come to funding via the Horizon 2020 initiatives, where, when and if the UK does exit Europe, those who are based in the UK have been told that they will be unable to continue to work on those projects, even if they are the lead.
Clearly, this poses enormous problems where if the technology is British and the home company or organisation is contributing know-how that is proprietary, then the UK concern would have given up their ideas in return for funding and get nothing back in return.
PIER PRESSURE - According to her website Ms Rudd has been in discussions with the pier’s administrator where she learned a number of offers for the pier had been received and were currently all under consideration. The administrators had also received a number of revisions to these offers and they hoped to make a decision shortly so the new owner may make full use of the boost in tourism over summer.
Amber said “I was really pleased to hear the bidding process for the pier is moving along quickly. It is vital that our pier’s new owner can provide stability and sustainability with a long term plan. I made sure the concerns of the local community were heard, and that Hastings Pier must always be free of charge on entry.
“I was pleased to see a local community group, Friends of Hastings Pier, had submitted an offer for the pier and I made clear that the community must always be involved with our pier should their offer be unsuccessful. I was encouraged to hear that the Heritage Lottery Fund and the pier’s administrators understand the importance of local community involvement and will consider all offers fairly and carefully.”
We hope then that our politicians are aware of these issue and will do what they can by way of negotiating a truce to allow UK academics and other not-for-profit concerns to continue to contribute intellectually and with physical developments - failing which we wonder what other assurances this Government might offer that important research work might continue under the Conservatives.
remained home secretary despite only narrowly holding her seat as MP for
Hastings and Rye in June. During the election campaign, she stood in for the PM in the
BBC's televised debate.
She was appointed Home Secretary in
Theresa May's ministry on 13 July 2016, and given the additional role of Minister for Women and
Equalities in January 2018. Rudd was the third female Home Secretary, the fifth woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State and the fastest-rising politician to a Great Office of State since the
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CONSERVATIVE CLIMATE - Michael Gove has been summoned to Brussels because of his party's failure to meet air pollution targets despite warnings about which the Prime Minister was aware of.
The United Kingdom has many political parties, some of which are represented in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Below are links to the websites of the political parties that were represented in the House of Commons after the 2015 General Election:
DEMOCRAT UNIONIST PARTY
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY
UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY
We are concerned with how the make up of the above parties and (reasonably) popular policies may affect the Wealden district, because we are all brothers on two islands in the Atlantic Ocean and what we do or fail to do is likely to rebound on ourselves and our fellow man in other nations around the world. How we act today influences policies in other countries in our global community. It is not just about us and our patch.
East Sussex has five District and Borough Councils, each with a border on the coast. From west to east they are:
There is also East Sussex County Council as the provider of services to the 5 East Sussex districts.
As near neighbours and with councils now sharing facilities and working together, these area of Sussex are included in our remit and an area where climate change and affordable housing are issues that need urgent attention. Where the coastline is a feature in every Council, Blue Growth is a food security issue, especially where this side of of our local economy is under-exploited.
HASTINGS BEACH - Home to the world's largest fleet of beach launched fishing boats, the vessels are designed to remain upright independently, so doing away with the need for a dock. Once over the hump of a landing, the boats are relatively level and easy to work on. Typically the hulls of these boats have three keels in effect. Copyright © March 24 2019, all rights reserved. You will need permission of Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd to reproduce this photograph except for private research and educational purposes.
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