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Here’s a message received from Friends of the Earth this morning, about the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and our local MP, Amber Rudd’s plans to cut solar support. HOT’s Zelly Restorick passes on the message.

Posted 17:44 Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Amber Rudd Boris Johnson Friends of the Earth Greg Barker

Lobby of local MP proves futile

As a follow-up to their campaign to Stop The Corporate Take-Over of Africa’s Food, members of the Bexhill and Hastings group of the World Development Movement (WDM) met recently with Bexhill and Battle MP Greg Barker. They expressed their grave concerns about the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and the financial support it receives from the UK government. Mr Barker’s main concern, however, was that corporations should get a good return on their investments. The WDM group’s Christina Lucey describes the meeting.

Posted 16:07 Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Barbara Echlin Christina Lucey Denis Lucey Early Day Motion 466 G* Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Greg Barker Group chairman Jack Doherty John Fowler MP Bexhill and Battle Olivier De Schutter Stop The Corporate Take-Over of Africa's Food UN Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food World Development Movement
Combe Haven Valley - minus roadworks (Photo Oliver Tookey, I think!)

Puzzling over planning and protection

Puzzled about planning? I know I am, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Earlier today, I received a press release from the Combe Haven Defenders (one of the groups working locally to protect natural spaces ‘in perpetuity’) stating: “Planned new road would destroy ‘irreplaceable’ wildlife site”.

Posted 08:51 Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Bexhill Hastings Link Road ESCC Greg Barker HBC RDC wildlife protection Zelly Restorick

Solar energy projects rolling in Bexhill

Innovative energy projects are under way at Glenleigh Park Primary Academy in Sidley and Bexhill Youth and Community Centre, with the introduction of solar power generation as a main aim – not to mention the educative benefits as the projects are implemented. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:49 Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Bexhill Youth and Community Centre Chris Collier Christ Church primary community shares Department of Energy and Climate Change Energise Sussex Coast Energy 4 All Glenleigh Park Primary Academy Greg Barker Keeping Blue Richard Watson solar energy Solar Schools Cooperative UK Power Networks Wey Valley Solar

Link road: what’s to like about it?

Proponents of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road argue that it will relieve traffic congestion on the Bexhill Road and help create new jobs. Andrea Needham of the anti link road group Combe Haven Defenders begs to differ.

Posted 16:25 Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd Andrea Needham Bexhill Enterprise Park BHLR ESCC George Osborne Greg Barker Kate Evans Peter Jones Sea Change Sussex Trinity College Cambridge

Bananas the focus of Fairtrade Fortnight

If you see human bananas cavorting around the town centres in Bexhill or Hastings this week, don’t be alarmed – they’re part of the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign for banana producers to be paid a fair price by British supermarkets. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:05 Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: bananas Bexhill High Christine Ward Coop Fairtrade Frances Winterborn Greg Barker Jack Doherty Nick Terdre Sainsbury's St Mary Magdalene primary school

Tackling the energy crisis

Pincered between climate change and recession, how do we tackle the energy crisis? Or, in the words of Sandy Rodger, who chaired a public debate in Bexhill recently, how do we solve the conundrum of achieving energy that is both affordable and sustainable? It’s a vital question, and amid the welter of claims and counter-claims, it’s often hard to keep a clear head, but some positive pointers emerged at the meeting. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:56 Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 In: Green Times Tags: Donna Hume Energise Sussex Coast Greg Barker Richard Watson

Home heating – get wised up this Saturday

The rising cost of gas and electricity is making it increasingly hard for poorer people to heat their houses properly in winter. Fuel poverty – when a household has to spend more than 10% of its budget on heating – has become a major social problem. Practical advice on how to make your home warmer and your energy bills lower will be available this Saturday, 9 March, in Bexhill, as Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:03 Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 In: Green Times Tags: Greg Barker home heating Richard Watson
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