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Fly Kites Not Drones 2017

The other day on the East Hill, a drone flew over the trees above my head. The first I have seen. It was on a mission to somewhere. I didn’t like it… I value my Drone Empty sky and regularly express my gratitude for it, aware that in other countries, people have threatening drones in their lives. And if them, why not us – the technology isn’t the monopoly of certain people in certain lands. Here, John Enefer writes about participating in Fly Kites Not Drones.

Stop the Silence campaigners rally to the cause in Bexhill.

Stop the Silence campaign in Bexhill

A Stop the Silence group is making its presence felt in Bexhill ahead of a protest march over Brexit in London next weekend. Their rallying cry is: “The people are speaking. Is Parliament listening?” Nick Terdre reports.

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No shortage of rubbish to be cleared from Speckled Wood. Before...

Ready to push ahead with Speckled Wood plans

Ore Community Land Trust (CLT) recently passed an important milestone in their plans for Speckled Wood: they are now constituted as a charity, which should facilitate the task of seeking funding. This weekend they have organised a big spring clean of the wood. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Karen Fullalove.

Handing in the petition at County Hall: from left, Rachel Crossley, lead petitioner Karl Horton, Julia Hilton and Arnold Simanowitz.

Lewes signs up for fossil fuel divestment

The divestment campaign in East Sussex has taken a significant step forward, with Lewes Town Council adding its voice to calls for East Sussex Pension Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuels. Nick Terdre reports.

participants in the previous greenway walk on the South Terrace bridge over the railway.

Take the greenway route to the Conquest

Next Saturday, 11 March, Hastings Greenway Group is holding another walk along the proposed greenway route, from Alexandra Park to Conquest Hospital. A possible breakthrough has been made with East Sussex County Council agreeing to meet the group. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Tony Polain.

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SOS for our NHS

In London on 4 March, there’s a demonstration in support of investment in our NHS and against investment in Trident: people from Hastings are attending and you’re invited to go along with them. Why are they participating?

Photo: HGP.

Contributions of migrants celebrated

One Day Without Us, a national day of action on Monday 20th to help draw attention to the contribution of migrants to life in the UK, went off well, not least in Hastings, as Hastings Green Party reports.

A previous divestment petition was handed in to ESCC in July last year (photo: Divest East Sussex).

Divestment petition for pension committee

Divestment campaigners will step up the pressure on East Sussex County Council to withdraw pension fund investments from fossil fuels by handing in a petition ahead of the pension committee meeting next Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

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