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Threat to Local Wildlife Sites

Aware that many HOT readers care about Local Wildlife Sites, their preservation and conservation, here is some information about government proposals which will be of interest – and a petition to sign. HOT’s Zelly Restorick posts: 

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Active beach love

For some years now I have been cleaning the plastic rubbish I see when I am on the beach exercising, walking or on my way somewhere. I do this now largely without judgment or agenda but I went through a whole process before I felt able to peaceably beach clean whenever I can. When I began to notice the shear volume of rubbish from day to day seemingly waiting for me, I felt angry and despairing about the ignorance of all ‘those people’ who litter, who don’t seem to care, who perpetuate the crazy systems we live within whereby its ‘normal’ to use something once and ‘throw it away’. ‘Away where?!’ I ranted to myself, writes Marybeth Haas.

Posted 11:30 Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 In: Nature Tags: , , , ,
Allotment heaven. Photo provided by AC

Huge increase in allotment rents

Allotment holders across Hastings and St Leonards are facing very large increases in their rents to the Council over the next two financial years. The draft budget being put forward for approval by Hastings Borough Council members next week proposes rent increases of nearly 60% across the two years. If approved, plot-holders would be asked to pay just under 30% more from this spring.

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The Nature of Things In Hastings

Hastings is to get another local nature reserve in Hastings, its eighth. Hastings Borough Council agreed unanimously at its meeting on Monday (8 January) to declare Ponds Wood a local nature reserve – and to extend the Churchwood local nature reserve

Posted 14:18 Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 In: Nature Tags: , , , ,
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Hastings parks best in the UK. Official!

Hastings Borough Council has won two very special awards for innovation in parks management. The projects that secured the awards were for bathing water quality improvement in Alexandra Park and the introduction of Belted Galloway cattle, conservation grazing and heathland restoration at Hastings Country Park.

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elemental: winter

elemental:winter returns in the New Year 2018: a 6 week course for women exploring the elements through meditation, dance, talks, walks, art making, writing, assembling, sharing and imagining, led by artists, Clare Whistler & Xaverine MA Bates. If you’re feeling the need to reconnect with the natural world, this could be just the thing for you, inspired by the work of Joanna Macy, Mary Reynolds Thompson and the tenets of eco-feminism. Zelly Restorick asks Xaverine some questions about the elemental series.

"You looking at me, pal?!" The herring gull glare.

Getting to grips with gulls

Seagulls – don’t you just love ’em? Or maybe you just hate ’em? Or maybe, like HOT’s Nick Terdre, you have a love/hate relationship with them. Pulled both ways, he thought it was time to find out what seagulls are really like. 

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