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Thrive at 5 goes live for Mental Health Awareness Week

Tomorrow (Monday 18 May) is the first #ThriveAt5 show for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Isolation Station Hastings is launching a 5pm show which will be on every night of the week except Friday.

Posted 21:25 Sunday, May 17, 2020 In: Health Matters

Post-Covid reboot needed to orient town towards climate change objectives?

Now that the council’s climate change strategy is in the public domain, the voices omitted from helping to form it can be heard. Chris Lewcock, former chair of Hastings Urban Design Group, local government town planner and lecturer in the built environment, wonders whether, when we are past the Covid-19 crisis, a Hastings reboot conference open to all could help us put the climate emergency centre-stage. Below, the Green Party’s Julia Hilton calls for concrete goals and localist action.

Warm welcome for decision to drop solar farms proposal

Hastings Borough Council’s decision to drop its proposal to install solar farms in the Country Park has been widely welcomed. HOT has now received comments from Tory councillor Andy Patmore and the Green Party’s Julia Hilton. Nick Terdre reports.

Dying to be Heard: Time to talk AND listen about organ donation

Dying to be Heard is the theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week, 11-17 May. Consider the other side of the conversation – talking yes, but listening too. If you’ve already made your organ donation decision, do you know the decision of those around you? Chris Cormack considers changes in the law on organ donation starting on 20 May 2020.

Council’s roadmap to carbon-neutral Hastings

Armed with a climate change strategy and action plan, Hastings Borough Council has embarked on a journey to make the town carbon-neutral by 2030, as called for in the climate emergency motion approved last year. Nick Terdre describes the main features of the plan.

When can we take the plunge again?

A debate has been raging among sea swimmers as to whether it is permissible to take a swim in the sea as part of lockdown ‘exercise’. In view of warnings from the RNLI that resources to help people in trouble in the sea were much more limited as a result of the pandemic, many, or even most, decided that even with ‘social distancing’, swimming was a no no, writes Chris Cormack, 

Council drops plan for solar arrays in the Country Park

Hastings Borough Council has decided to scrap its proposal to install solar arrays at two sites in the Country Park after receiving advice from Natural England. The news was welcomed by the Friends of Hastings Country Park and local Liberal Democrats. Nick Terdre reports.

An evening in with…Eric Guo online

This Friday evening Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Eric Guo will join us for a live performance of beautiful music, writes Chris Cormack.

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