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HASSAN PET SHOP – Ann & Terry Adams closed their pet food business on Christmas Eve 2008. They’d been in the pet food trade locally for about 35 years, first at 123 Bohemia Road (where Arko is situated), then at 105 Bohemia Road. They bought the building some 20 years ago. It is understood the new owner plans to renovate the building completely and extend the retail area before re-opening as a pet shop. Terry, who is 62 this year, has been putting in 6-day weeks for years. “And with buying stock on Sundays, that makes seven days a week. I won’t get bored. I’ll find lots of things to do. I’ll see more of my grandchildren”. Why ‘Hassan’? Terry explains: ‘Because that was part of the name we chose when we first registered as Afghan hound breeders. Ann & Terry used to breed Afghan hounds some years ago and the name ‘Hassan’ was part of the name of one of their hounds, ‘Hassan of Azardiz’. 
MISSING BEAR – Silverdale School Teddy Barnaby has gone missing. While out playing with one of the children he was lost in Alexandra Park.  All the children of Hedgehog class are really missing him and are sad. If you find Barnaby please contact class teacher Miss Collins at Silverdale School on 01424 448100.
ST LEONARDS BUSINESS ASSOC wants Bohemia members. The SBA was started by several concerned local traders to fight the Council’s plans to introduce parking meters in St Leonards. It has been successful in this battle, due in part to the tremendous support from local businesses such as Adams & Jarrett, Fastprint & Design, the Alpha Café, Hair De-Zign and many others. Membership is free and the association would welcome applications from the Bohemia area.  SBA:, or at Orton’s Butchers in Norman Road, 420322.
NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE – Clair Piper  (of In Touch With Health) informed us in January that the centre at 3, Battle Road, Silverhill is no longer trading as a business. 
HORNTYE PARK – Hastings Borough Council’s Planning Dept, when asked for a progress update, said, “The existing proposals attracted concerns from the South East Regional Design Panel – particularly regarding the massing and treatment of the buildings. Amended plans are expected in response to these concerns in due course. We will carry out reconsultations with consultees and local residents when we receive the amended information.” (via Cllr Andrew Cartwright)
BOHEMIA AREA ASSOCIATION – Dates for upcoming meetings: Monday 16th March, Monday 20th April, Monday 18th May.  All the meetings are open to the public and all will be held at the Red Cross Hall in Newgate Road and all are scheduled to commence at 7pm. Any changes will be posted on the BAA noticeboard in Newgate Road.
BARCROFT TOURS – opened January at 247 London Road: British & European coach travel specialists. Tel: 200201. Email:
NEWGATE FIELDS – The Council has taken action to put right the mess created recently by a contractor. We continue to press for the maintenance of Newgate Fields to be included in the Council’s budget  – Andrew Cartwright, Dec 2008.
STOP SMOKING CLINICS – local NHS ‘Stop Smoking’ clinics are at the Arthur Blackman Clinic in Battle Road on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm; at Marlborough House, Warrior Square on Weds from 1pm to 3pm and on Fridays from 10am to 11.30am; at Summerfields Leisure Centre on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. All are ‘drop in’ clinics – just turn up.
MISSING MAN – Mr Lane aged 73, was reported missing from his Brittany Road home on Wednesday 21st January. He was last seen by his wife on Wednesday afternoon, who reported him missing when he failed to return from his usual afternoon walk. His disappearance is out of character. Mr Lane is asthmatic and is also an insulin dependent diabetic. He did not take his medication with him. Mr Lane is described as white,, 5’ 7” tall, with short grey hair, balding at the back, and a short grey beard. He was last seen wearing green/grey trousers and a checked jacket. Can you help? 0845 60 70 999.
ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE – Chapel Park Road computer company Sycamore is offering antivirus software which will detect and disable viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, phishing, rootkits and other Internet threats. It is also claimed that the software, called ESET NOD 32, will not slow down your computer. o Sycamore Computers, 33 Chapel Park Road, 01424 443377.

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