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Mayor leads energy price reduction scheme


Posted 08:41 Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 In: Green Times Tags: Mayor Alan Roberts Nick Terdre Switched on Hastings

Open doors at the Walled Garden on Sunday 15 September

The Bohemia Walled Garden, located in the middle of Summerfield Woods, a local nature reserve (LNR Site), was built in the mid-19th century as part of the Brisco Estate. The garden, along with a Roman Bath and the Ice House were also part of this grand holding. Over time, however, the garden became neglected and the house itself is now long gone. Christine Mbaye from the Bohemia Walled Garden Association writes about the next stage in the life of this remarkable space.

Posted 07:22 Sunday, Sep 8, 2013 In: Green Times Tags: bohemia walled garden Hastings Heritage Open Day Open Day Summerfield Woods Susan Thompson Victorian horticulture

Ore Green goes to local Community Trust

Hastings Borough Council have offered Ore Community Land Trust a 25-year lease on Ore Green, next to the Salvation Army Hall, boosting their campaign to protect Speckled Wood, writes Tony Polain, the trust’s vice chair.

Bexhill promenade cycling approved

It will now be legal to cycle along Bexhill’s seafront. Rother District Council’s cabinet this week approved the promenade between Galley Hill and the toilets on West Parade as a public cycle route, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 19:30 Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 In: Green Times Tags: bexhill promenade Cllr Carl Maynard cycling Rother District Council

Diggers, dumpers and the foundations of a better future

Pathway to Construction returns to Alexandra Park on Saturday 22 June from 10am-4pm. A FREE and fun-filled day for all the family celebrating and showcasing the skills and opportunities in the construction industry and the built environment – focusing on eco construction and sustainable technologies.

Posted 07:08 Friday, Jun 14, 2013 In: Green Times Tags: Alexandra Park building eco-build free event French participation green Pathways to construction

25 years of On Yer Bike

Last Sunday’s glorious weather was perfect for the 25th anniversary of the On Yer Bike Castle Cycle Challenge, organised by the Rotary Club of St. Leonards-on-Sea.  Funds were raised for St. Michael’s Hospice, Hastings Lifeboat and other local charities through sponsorship and entrance fees. Report by Pippa Cork and Duncan Hacon of Hastings Urban Bikes.

Posted 15:12 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 In: Green Times Tags: Bexhill Classic Cycle Group Castle Cycle Challenge Hastings Hastings Urban Bikes HUB St Michael’s Hospice

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

Local community gardens host Big Dig events

On Saturday 16 March The Moveable Feast Community Garden and Bohemia Walled Garden, both in St Leonards, and Bridge Gardening Project, Ore, will be opening their gates to fledgling green-fingered enthusiasts as part of the largest ever Big Dig community garden growing day, Mary Dawson tells HOT. 

Posted 16:24 Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 In: Green Times Tags: Big Dig
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