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Hastings Old Town walks away with the prize

Hastings Old Town was presented with the first ever Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award on Wednesday 16 May after winning a public vote to find the very best urban area for going about everyday life on foot. Erica Smith put on her walking boots and strode over to find out more.

Posted 19:41 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 In: Green Times Tags: Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Award Old Town Ramblers Association

Free recycling for your old Christmas tree

When your Christmas tree has shed all its needles onto your thick-pile carpet and it’s time to get rid of it, don’t dump it in the garden or at the side of the road or even take it to the town dump, where it will only end up in landfill. Take advantage of the council’s free recycling offer.

Posted 15:52 Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 In: Green Times Tags: Christmas tree Colin Fitzgerald Harmers Lane recycling service

Three green flags for Hastings

Can you grow green fingers? (part two)

HOT’s Chris Cormack has been to the first of the gardening lectures at Fairlight Hall and is fuelled with a new mission to make his garden (his kitchen window garden) edible again as per the next lesson:  The edible garden.

Posted 16:28 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 In: Green Times Tags: Fairlight Hall gardening Peter Godwin Sarah Kowitz

Can you grow green fingers? (part one)

Gardening is the skill that brought man culture and civilisation. Our primordial ancestors had to learn it from scratch in order to lead us away from a hunting and gathering existence towards plenty and mastery of our environment. But if you weren’t able to learn it at your father’s knees, can you learn it from scratch? HOT’s Chris Cormack investigates what an ingenue might learn from a top practitioner.

Posted 14:40 Saturday, May 9, 2015 In: Green Times Tags: Chris Cormack Fairlight Hall gardening Peter Godwin

Combe Valley latest – still there!

Recently, Hastings Battleaxe, aka Stephanie Gaunt, went for for an interesting walk round Combe Valley Countryside Park with the WI walking group. They headed off from the car park by the Hastings Garden Centre up towards the back of the Pebsham landfill site. This is her blog.

Posted 14:49 Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 In: Green Times Tags: combe valley viaduct hastings aerodrome Hastings Battleaxe link road Stephanie Gaunt
Wild Flowers

Guerilla gardeners launch scheme

The Hastings Trust

Posted 16:58 Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 In: Green Times Tags: Press-release The Hastings Trust Wild-flowers

Rebirth of Little Roar

Late last year saw the rebirth of Little Roar Gill waterfall in Alexandra Park with help from Sussex Wildlife Trust, Hastings Borough Council and local volunteers. HOT’s newest contributor Alice Hull went along to the opening ceremony.

Posted 23:57 Monday, Jan 20, 2014 In: Green Times Tags: Access to Nature Alexandra Park Hastings Borough Council Little Roar Gill poetry Sussex Wildlife Trust Town parks Urban waterfall
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