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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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Rudd’s complacency comes under pier pressure

So… John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, comes to town a couple of weeks ago, and this gives Amber Rudd MP horrible flash-backs of judging a local dog show at the St Leonards Festival whilst Jeremy Corbyn addresses a mass audience at the other end of Warrior Square. She instantly rushes to the newly-privatised pier to send out a Twitter “don’t-pee-on-my-territory” speech which trumps her pre-election own goal “A little bit above £100,000” guestimate of the cost of a house in her  own constituency. HOT’s Erica Smith watches the movies.

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Floating lanterns from last year's Hiroshima Day event in Hastings

Hiroshima Day commemoration 2018

Hastings Against War will commemorate those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 with a ceremony at the boating lake in Alexandra Park on Monday August 6th. An estimated 185,000 people perished after US airforce planes bombed the cities, dying as a result of the initial blast, due to fires sparked by the bombs and as a result of radiation-sickness caused by the explosions. John  Enefer writes.

Lea, an unpaid carer set to benefit from Csre for the Carers' new support groups (photo: Care for the Carers).

Catering for dementia sufferers and their carers

In a new initiative Care for the Carers is launching support groups for unpaid carers of people with dementia. The groups will be based in three East Sussex towns, including Bexhill. Meanwhile Music for the Memory has released dates for the forthcoming meetings of its Battle singing group for dementia sufferers. Nick Terdre reports.

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Heart of Hastings seeks housing partner

There is good news and not-so-good news for the Heart of Hastings management team to report to shareholders and supporters about the Ore Valley housing scheme at its annual general meeting next Saturday: on the one hand it can apply for government funding made available for community-led housing projects, and on the other, at the council’s request it has to find a partner to assist in implementing the project. Nick Terdre reports. All images from Heart of Hastings.

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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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