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Calais Children: A Case To Answer

At the January Hastings Debates, Clare Moseley, founder of Care4Calais, spoke about the current desperate situation on the ground for refugees in Calais. Professor Sue Clayton (Goldsmiths University) concluded the talk with an introduction to her award winning investigative film Calais Children: A Case To Answer. Next week, on March 28th, Professor Clayton returns to Hastings for a full screening of the film, with Q and A following. Felicity Laurence from Hastings Supports Refugees writes.

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‘One You’ 400-600-600 calorie campaign

‘One You’ is a national campaign designed to ‘help people who are overweight or obese’, which is an issue that affects 57% of adults in East Sussex. One You East Sussex is making available free resources to East Sussex residents to raise awareness around calorie consumption. Zelly Restorick writes.

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Hastings Harbour: a local authority development control officer’s views

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks to retired local authority development control officer, Chris Lewcock about his views on ‘democratic’ town planning and the Hastings Harbour Proposal.

Picture Credit Laurie Holden

Flying kites instead of drones

On Sunday 18 March, kites flew on Hastings seafront as part of the Fly Kites Not Drones campaign, an international action launched by the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV), a group of peace activists based in Kabal, the Afghan capital. The AVP began the event in 2014, concerned by civilian deaths caused through armed drones and by children being afraid to fly kites in their country because of the fear of these aircraft, which can fly so high as to be invisible from the ground. Kite flying is a much loved pastime in Afghanistan. The AVP were encouraged to begin the event by Voices for Creative Non-violence UK, a peace group co-ordinated by St Leonards resident, Maya Evans. John Enefer writes.

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Seaview project wins award

The Seaview Project, the Hastings and St Leonards charity that supports people who are homeless and those on the margins of society has won a prestigious national award for excellence.

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Hastings Old Town wins Ramblers Association vote!

HOT recently posted an article about the Ramblers Association search for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood, ‘an urban area that is well designed for going about everyday life on foot’, urging you to vote for Hastings Old Town. And now we’ve learnt that Hastings Old Town has scooped the award. Well done to everyone who found the time to vote! Another well deserved accolade for our town. Zelly Restorick writes.

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March Transition Town news

Renewable energy generation, local energy tariffs, fighting fuel poverty, lobbying for a better food system, Tesco Bags Of Help campaign, re-usng plastic water bottles, Green Drinks and an Easter jumble sale. Transition Town Hastings, part of the nationwide Transition Town network, is dedicated to developing local sustainability measures, responding to climate change and economic instability, promoting energy efficiency, linking with groups with shared visions and goals and increasing a sense of community. Here’s their latest news.

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Greenway walking season kicks off!

Hastings Greenway Group is summoning supporters to join in this year’s first walk for the greenway. They welcome the fact that the project enjoys support from most of the parties in the upcoming local elections, but have found it hard to clarify whether they qualify for a grant from a walking and cycling fund which could help bring the dream closer to reality. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Tony Polain.

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