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Hastings needs a Fossil Fuel Treaty!

Hastings Borough Council could be about to become the fifth local council in the UK to endorse the call for a Fossil Fuel Treaty – an international treaty to phase out fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas). Gabriel Carlyle from Divest East Sussex explains what this means and why it matters.

Posted 19:45 Monday, Jan 31, 2022 In: Campaigns Tags: ,

XR demand climate action from HBC

Jane Loftin explains why XR are demanding immediate action on climate change from Hastings Borough Council.

Posted 21:58 Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 In: Campaigns

Beach Hut life

January 2022 – In which Sam Davey acquires a beach hut, remembers her childhood summers and becomes very familiar with mould removal spray.

Jerry Bergonzi: major coup for Jazz Hastings

Jazz Hastings has pulled off a major coup for its February session, which will feature the legendary Boston-based saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, widely known around the world as ‘the saxophonists’ saxophonist’. Julian Norridge reports.

Matt James in cap smiling at camera

Gene’s Matt James to perform new solo material in Hastings

In only his third show as a solo artist, Matt James, drummer with ’90s indie rockers Gene, will showcase new songs and a few old favourites, at Jason McNiff’s Folk Sundowner on Friday 4 February, says Annie Waite.

Bus plans

ESCC has been obliged to write a Bus Service Improvement Plan. To that end our Local Transport Authority says it will build an ‘enhanced partnership’ with the County’s bus companies – meaning they’ll staff up and take an interest. Anna Sabin takes a look at the proposals.

Posted 21:43 Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 In: Transport
Supporters outside the Electric Palace © Annie Mannion

Hastings saves Electric Palace from closure

The Hastings community have come up trumps yet again. Through nervousness around Covid, lockdown and social distancing restrictions, the Electric Palace was heading towards closure. A fundraiser was launched and has saved the much-loved Electric Palace from closing its doors for good. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, a supporter, is much relieved and amazed at Hastings’ generosity – as are the founders of the cinema.

Bay Watch

Our “tree correspondent” Joan Taylor-Rowan continues her investigation of Hastings & St Leonards trees.

Posted 16:38 In: Green Times Tags: ,
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