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Rise in cases puts Hastings and East Sussex in Tier 2

A new Covid regime comes into force when the national lockdown ends this week, with Hastings and the rest of East Sussex classified in Tier 2. Despite lockdown limits on activities the past month has seen an increase in the incidence of coronavirus in the town and the county. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:48 Sunday, Nov 29, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: , , , , , ,

Protest and petition against HBC’s bathing pool site scheme

Local community groups are planning a public protest against the large housing estate planned by the council on the old bathing pool site in West St Leonards next weekend, and will deliver a petition in support of their case to the Full Council meeting in mid December. Nick Terdre reports.

Saved at last

The Old Town’s much-loved Isabel Blackman Centre is being bought by a consortium of community groups. Emma Harwood brings us up to date on this good news.

Posted 12:27 Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: ,

#Lockdown Looking At Things

The objects we love to live with is the subject of an exciting new online collaborative project that has commenced in Lockdown2. Erica Smith casts her eye over this project created by ExploreTheArch theatre company.

Posted 21:29 Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 In: Community Arts

Locally based charity having a global impact

The name ‘Pestalozzi’ may be known to many local residents and people nationwide. However, does anyone actually know who they are and what they are doing now? This locally based charity – the Pestalozzi International Foundation – has evolved over the years and their alumni continue to have an impact around the world, as their Company Secretary, Stella Keen, reports. 

Wood People Connective: ‘Favourite Trees’

This National Tree Week, the Wood People Connective offers you the opportunity to participate in their Online Tree Art Exhibition: “Favourite Trees”. Inspired by the wood wide web, they want us to maintain our connection with the trees and each other. Wood People Connective representative, Beccy McCray writes.

Posted 21:52 In: Nature

“Get outside this winter!”

Have we all lost our connection with the wild? The important lessons to be learned there? The play to be enjoyed? The vital top-up of Vitamin D? Luke Funnell and his team at Project Rewild feels passionately about our connection with the ‘outside world’ – and offers opportunities for both children and adults to experience and explore how it feels to run, dance, play and learn in our beautiful natural environments. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Luke why he feels so strongly about this issue.

Posted 20:26 In: Nature Tags: ,

ESCC urged to accept link between fossil fuels and climate change


Over 90 members of the public from across the country have called on East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to tell the truth about climate and fossil fuels, re-submitting three key questions on climate change to the ESCC Full Council meeting on 1 December. These same questions went unanswered at October’s Full Council meeting [1].

 Report from Divest East Sussex [2].

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