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Photo 38 Degrees

To frack or not to frack

This morning, I received an email from 38 Degrees about fracking in the UK, talking about the possibility of the government over-riding the community and local council in Lancashire and allow fracking to take place. If this happens, a precedent will be set. How would we feel if the same thing happened here, if maybe Hastings Country Park or the countryside around Battle or Romney Marsh were targeted as an ideal fracking location? Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 21:45 Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: , , ,
Recipe for disaster

A fracking recipe for disaster

Hastings based activists attended energy minister and local MP, Amber Rudd’s final surgery before the UN Climate Talks, declaring her policies ‘A Fracking Recipe For Disaster’. Here’s the report from ‘Don’t Frack With Sussex’ on their visit.

Anti-fracker, Vivienne Westwood Photo ZR

Fracking risk to SSSIs

Posted 10:11 Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: , , ,
Where do the Tory and Labour candidates stand on future developments in the Country Park?

Country Park pledges from Rudd and Owen

Concerned over recent developments in the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve (HCPNR), Michael Madden, a former member of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen lobby group, decided to check out where the local Conservative and Labour candidates stand on these issues. Here he discusses his findings.

Clive Vale LWS after clearing (photo: Richard Price).

Why are local wildlife sites in decline?

Hastings does not lack designated Local Wildlife Sites (LWS), but such sites are vulnerable to the machinations of developers. The Clive Vale LWS in the east part of town is a case in point, as Richard Price writes – recently cleared, its fate is shortly to be decided by a planning inspector.

Vivienne Westwood anti fracker

Vivienne Westwood joins anti-frackers

On 2 August, Cuadrilla began exploratory drilling for oil at Lower Stumble in Balcombe, West Sussex, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Af

Frack with cross

Fracking up the countryside

Fracking… happening at a place near you. A few days ago, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, I heard that fracking was imminent at Balcombe, West Sussex, and that local people were to join others on the opposition front line, endeavouring to raise awareness, prevent or slow down the process. Aware of fracking’s controversial reputation, further investigation seems necessary.

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