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Senior planner Kerry Culbert briefs Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum on the area action plan for the town centre and Bohemia.

Wanted: action on sustainable transport

The need to encourage action on sustainable transport by the authorities in County Hall and Hastings Town Hall was one of the key themes aired at the September meeting of Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum. Nick Terdre reports.

The Walk-in health centre is currently on the ground floor of the Station Plaza Health Centre building

Keep our Walk-in Centre in the town centre

Our local NHS Services are under attack from the Conservative government. The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that provide healthcare in our area have been placed in ‘special financial measures’ – this means they have to find savings of at least £18m. HOT’s Erica Smith was shocked to find out what impact this might have on local services.

Posted 08:19 Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 In: Campaigns
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Javad: court case update

Here’s the latest update to Javad’s case, the young autistic man and his unofficial guardians and supporters, Terry and Stuart, who have taken Javad into their home and hearts, offering him a stable environment and a place to settle, whilst he fights for his right to stay in the UK. Terry has written to HOT’s Zelly Restorick about Javad’s court case.

Posted 16:13 Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
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Help reduce single-use plastic bottles

The Refill campaign, which aims to minimise the use of single-use plastic drinking bottles in Hastings, is run jointly by Hastings Green Party, Transition Town Hastings and Surfers Against Sewage. Local businesses are encouraged to put a Refill sticker in their window to say that they’re willing to refill drinking water bottles for free. The scheme has an App to download, which gives the location of participating businesses.

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Urgent need for a sustainable food system

Energise Sussex Coast and Transition Town Hastings recently organized a talk and supper event at The Beacon with organic farmer, Patrick Holden, who set up the Sustainable Food Trust. Our food industry system isn’t sustainable, says Holden – and, in order to avert a food crisis, there is an urgent need to transition to a system that is more appropriate to our planetary conditions. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

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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.

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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: , , ,
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