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Added protection for Hastings’ marine life

In July 2018, Erica Smith and Nick Terdre wrote for HOT about the consultation for deciding on future Marine Conservation Zone designations. The designation in question, named Beachy Head East, has now been confirmed as of 31 May 2019. The area stretches from Eastbourne to Hastings Pier, going out into the Channel just after the Sovereign lighthouse – an excellent local spot for divers. Anton Hack of Biodiversity Hastings writes.

Posted 10:43 Friday, Jun 14, 2019 In: Nature
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East Hill Greenway walk to Fire Hills

Last Saturday, (1 June) local resident and artist, Amanda Jobson, walked the Hastings Greenway route through the East Hills. Here’s her account of the experience. 

Posted 17:31 Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 In: Nature
Beccy McCray

‘When The Oak Spoke’

‘When The Oak Spoke’ is a socially engaged art commission led by local visual artist, Beccy McCray for Wadhurst Culture: a community arts charity in Wadhurst in East Sussex. This year-long project reveals invisible forms of woodland communication and gives trees a voice – especially the oak, an important symbol of Wadhurst. 

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The moon, the sea and the tides

Living in Hastings most of us love the sea – either to look at, appreciate the light, the sun and the moon shining on the sea.  And be in it. And now it is a wonderful sight on a still sunny morning or evening seeing people taking to the sea, swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking and kite surfing. But how much do people really know about the marine environment?

Posted 11:43 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 In: Nature Tags: , , ,
Wallemi pine

Rare new tree for Alexandra Park

A wollemi pine, an historic tree, has been planted in Alexandra Park in Hastings, a green space that is renowned for its collection of trees, both rare and common. Over 2000 trees of about 400 different kinds (including forms and cultivars) grow in the park, and there are more in the adjacent woods.

Posted 13:43 Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 In: Nature Tags: , ,
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Mini Wood Fest at Victorian walled garden

This free mini festival, as with everything the Bohemia Walled Garden does, is designed to promote our connection with the natural world and all of its bounty. All welcome to come along and enjoy, learn and experience a woodland walk, making nutcrackers, a wood art display, willow basket making, hurdle making, wood games and activities, pruning and hot drinks.

Posted 08:51 Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 In: Nature Tags: , , ,
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Council duty to stop unnecessary tree felling

Recently HOT heard from one of our regular readers – a local resident who is passionate about protecting green spaces and trees – that plans have been submitted to the council to fell trees (71 of which have Tree Protection Orders) at Beauport Caravan Park. Chris Hurrell, Bernard McGinley and Zelly Restorick report.

Photo David Young

Nature Walk at Ore Valley

The next Heart of Hastings guided Nature Walk is this Saturday 8 September from 10am, featuring tree surgeon and artist, Jim Roseveare, story-teller and herbalist, Ben Edwards and Claire Land, Forest School Leader. Anton Hack writes.

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