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A previous Greenway outing in the Country Park (photo: Tony Polain).

Greenway stroll in the park this Saturday postponed

Given the weather warning for today, Hastings Greenway Group has postponed today’s walk in the Country Park until Saturday 30 October. Here is the original article publicising the walk.

Hastings Greenway Group is resuming its programme of walks on sections of the proposed greenway route around town with a stroll in the Country Park on Saturday 2 October. It is now working to get its campaigning, which has been stalled over the last 18 months due to the pandemic, back up to speed. Nick Terdre reports.

We’ve been urged to go for healthy walks during the pandemic but not in large groups. As restrictions ease, we can associate in larger numbers, and for Hastings Greenway Group this opens the way to resuming its programme of walks along sections of the proposed greenway route in our town.

On Saturday 2 October it will hold its first post lockdown walk, in Hastings Country Park. The stroll will start at 2.30pm by the lift at the top of the East Hill and cross the park as far as Bale House, the new visitor centre.

After refreshments and the chance to become acquainted with the house built of straw bales, walkers will retrace their steps to the starting point. The excursion is expected to take around three hours, depending of course on how long any participants might want to spend at Bale House.

Hastings Greenway Group is working to establish a network of routes to enable walkers and cyclists to move around town safely and without hindrance from traffic. For the last 18 months campaigning has been halted by the pandemic, the chair Tony Polain told HOT. However the enforced idleness did not prevent the group from setting up the Hastings Greenway Trust as a charitable incorporated organisation.

The intention is that the Trust will draw in supporters more widely, as well as acting as the ‘delivery vehicle’ when parts of the scheme are ready to be implemented, leaving the Group to focus on campaigning and promotional work along with its partners, which include Hastings Urban Bikes and the Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum.

As well as resuming campaigning to get its choice of what it considers the best routes for walking and cycling accepted by East Sussex County Council, it also still wants redress for the £3m ‘misappropriated’, as it puts it, from a South East Local Enterprise Partnership grant to shore up the overspend on Sea Change Sussex’s ill-fated Queensway Gateway Road.

Hastings Greenway Group Facebook page.

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Posted 19:12 Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 In: Campaigns

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  1. Hastings Greenway

    Hi HOT

    Thank you for updating with the postponement

    Comment by Hastings Greenway — Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 @ 12:37

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