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Robust response to ESCC’s greenway cuts

Reacting to East Sussex County Council’s arbitrary decision to cut funding for walking and cycling projects, Hastings Greenway Group has sent a robust response to County Hall stating its priorities and how it plans to see them implemented. Meanwhile greenway supporters walked the Conquest Hospital-Alexandra Park section of the proposed greenway network this weekend. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:00 Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: Alexandra cycling East Sussex County Council Greenway Hastings Borough Council Tony Polain
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How can we debate the undebated?

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver describes the proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act – and interviews writer and publisher, Kay Green about the meeting she helped organise in Hastings to discuss how these changes would affect women. This followed on from the Momentum meeting on 26 March, run by transgender people who are in favour of the changes.

Posted 20:14 Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 In: Campaigns
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New plan for Ore library

PLANS to re-open recently closed Ore library as a community-run facility have been given the go-ahead, following a decision by Cllr David Elkin, East Sussex County Council, lead member for resources.

Posted 22:18 Monday, Jul 2, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: Cllr Dave Elkin Ore Community Association Ore Library Terry Fawthrop
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The Big Sleep 2018

The Seaview Project in St Leonards on Sea presents their annual Sponsored Sleep Out, raising funds and awareness of homelessness. You can participate as an individual or as a team – or you can sponsor one of the participants or make a donation. Every penny goes direct to Seaview and will support those who live on the margins of our community. 

Posted 22:00 In: Campaigns Tags: Bobby Fuego’s Fat Fingers of FunkBand Kevin Devine King Size Slim The Haystingers The Seaview Project
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FoHP still looking forward after pier sale

When it came last week, the news fell like a bombshell – Hastings pier had been sold to the owner of Eastbourne pier, Abid Gulzar. Despite the massive efforts of the local community, the Friends of Hastings Pier’s bid had been rejected. The Friends, however, are not going away – they intend to continue working to secure the best future for the pier, and are seeking an early meeting with the new owner. Nick Terdre reports.

Greenway supporters prepare to take the Ore Valley route (photo: Sid Saunders).

Greenway adherents to tackle western leg

It’s Hastings Greenway Group’s mid summer walk this Saturday, from Silverhill to the western end of the proposed Hastings network. Meanwhile, East Sussex County Council have confirmed that construction of the greenway route through Alexandra Park is due to start next year. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:50 Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: Alexandra Park Asda ESCC Godfrey Daniel Greenway Nick Terdre sea change Section 106 walking and cycling
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Hastings women march in London – and on home ground

HOT’s Erica Smith was one of a group of 15 women who were nominated by other women in Hastings to work together and produce a banner commemorating the centenary of (some) women being given the right to vote. Last Sunday they took their banner to be part of the Processions march in London. If you missed out on that amazing event, there’s a second chance to see the banner and join in the Hastings Women’s March on Saturday 23 June. Read Erica’s report about the marches here.

Posted 06:46 Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: 2018 Erica Smith Janey Moffat march Suffragettes women
Hastings Against War members

Insights into the arms industry

Hastings people were given an insight into the arms industry when Wendy Horler of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) spoke at a public meeting on on 5 June. CAAT campaigns to end arms sales where they might worsen conflict, assist oppressive regimes, or cause harm by diverting money from essential social welfare spending. John Enefer writes.

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