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"Please use this greenspace respectfully," says the notice. Plans call for 152 dwellings to be built here, although the Local Plan only stipulates 120.

As Council prepares to sign contract, what’s best for the Bathing Pool site?

The future of the Bathing Pool site is in possible peril, but it’s all (mostly) a secret until the lease is signed — some time soon. How high will this development go? Bernard McGinley takes a look around Seaside Road and a much-loved open space.

Part of the greenway route through Ore Valley (photo: Tony Polain).

Join the Ore Valley greenway walk this Sunday!

Come and join Hastings Greenway Group’s last walk of the year this coming Sunday, and see the protected open space which the council plans to transfer to community hands, through which part of the greenway network is set to pass. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:10 Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Greenway Nick Terdre Ore Valley Peter Chowney Sea Space Tony Polain
Campaigners hand in the petition calling for divestment of the East Sussex Pension Fund from fossil fuel companies (photo: Divest East sussex).

Climate campaigners dismayed by ESCC’s contradictory stance

Campaigners were left flabbergasted and angered when East Sussex County Council passed a motion acknowledging that a climate emergency exists but overwhelmingly rejected a motion calling for its pension fund to divest out of fossil fuels. Nick Terdre reports.

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Women’s Voice Benefit Gig! This Sunday!

Boogie the night away at a Women’s Voice benefit gig this coming Sunday 3 November. The gig is happening at the East Hastings Angling Association (EHAA) on the Stade near the lifeboat station. Ann Kramer writes.

Posted 11:42 In: Campaigns Tags: ann kramer Women's Voice
Lib Dem candidate Nick Perry at the People's Vote march in London last Saturday. A contingent of Hastings Greens also participated.

Liberal Democrats and Greens move into campaigning mode

As a frustrated prime minister Boris Johnson threatens to force a general election, local parties are moving into campaigning mode. The Liberal Democrats have circulated a flyer and upped the publicity over their anti Brexit stance, while the Green Party, which has its eye on next May’s local elections rather than the forthcoming general election, are bringing their local MEP to town next week. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:06 Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 In: Politics Tags: Alex Phillips Coastal Action election Green New Deal Green Party Julia Hilton Liberal Democrats Nick Perry Nick Terdre Peter Chowney
Barrier on the east side of Ecclesbourne Glen.

One closed Country Park footpath to be reopened

One of the public footpaths in Hastings Country Park which has been closed for several years because of landslips in Ecclesbourne Glen is to be reopened in November, says East Sussex County Council. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:27 Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Country Park Ecclesbourne Glen ESCC footpaths Nick Terdre Rocklands
Greens campaigning in last year's local elections: Andrea Needham, left, Julia Hilton and, right, MP Caroline Lucas (photo: Green Party).

Greens decide not to stand a candidate, Tories yet to choose

The Greens have decided not to stand a candidate in the general election but to concentrate their efforts on next May’s local elections. Meanwhile the Tories have yet to officially decide who will replace Amber Rudd, and the Brexit candidate withdraws. Nick Terdre reports.

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The environment and quality of our lives

The theme of Hastings Voluntary Action’s next community network gathering will be the environment: ‘How can improving the environment benefit our health and quality of life?” Please spread the word. Julia Hilton writes.

Posted 12:05 Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 In: Grassroots
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