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Bexhill promenade cycling approved

It will now be legal to cycle along Bexhill’s seafront. Rother District Council’s cabinet this week approved the promenade between Galley Hill and the toilets on West Parade as a public cycle route, writes Chris Cormack.


Diggers, dumpers and the foundations of a better future

Pathway to Construction returns to Alexandra Park on Saturday 22 June from 10am-4pm. A FREE and fun-filled day for all the family celebrating and showcasing the skills and opportunities in the construction industry and the built environment – focusing on eco construction and sustainable technologies.

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25 years of On Yer Bike

Last Sunday’s glorious weather was perfect for the 25th anniversary of the On Yer Bike Castle Cycle Challenge, organised by the Rotary Club of St. Leonards-on-Sea.  Funds were raised for St. Michael’s Hospice, Hastings Lifeboat and other local charities through sponsorship and entrance fees. Report by Pippa Cork and Duncan Hacon of Hastings Urban Bikes.

MP Greg Barker talks energy solutions. With him on the platform, from left, Richard Watson, Sandy Roger and Donna Hume.

Tackling the energy crisis

Pincered between climate change and recession, how do we tackle the energy crisis? Or, in the words of Sandy Rodger, who chaired a public debate in Bexhill recently, how do we solve the conundrum of achieving energy that is both affordable and sustainable? It’s a vital question, and amid the welter of claims and counter-claims, it’s often hard to keep a clear head, but some positive pointers emerged at the meeting. Nick Terdre reports.

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Local community gardens host Big Dig events

On Saturday 16 March The Moveable Feast Community Garden and Bohemia Walled Garden, both in St Leonards, and Bridge Gardening Project, Ore, will be opening their gates to fledgling green-fingered enthusiasts as part of the largest ever Big Dig community garden growing day, Mary Dawson tells HOT. 

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Home heating – get wised up this Saturday

The rising cost of gas and electricity is making it increasingly hard for poorer people to heat their houses properly in winter. Fuel poverty – when a household has to spend more than 10% of its budget on heating – has become a major social problem. Practical advice on how to make your home warmer and your energy bills lower will be available this Saturday, 9 March, in Bexhill, as Nick Terdre reports.

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Benefits of being outdoors

The Green Gym schemes offer us the opportunity to take part in conservation activities in local parks and green spaces to improve our local environment and simultaneously our health and fitness. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spoke to some of the people involved in Green Gym to find out more.

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Winter garden party

This Saturday, the Moveable Feast Garden will be celebrating 6 months in Western Road, St Leonards with a Winter Garden Party, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. A celebration, to 

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