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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.

Posted 16:02 Sunday, Nov 29, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: Bryan Fisher Christine Boulton-Lane County Gate Sunley HBC petition West Marina Group

Saved at last

The Old Town’s much-loved Isabel Blackman Centre has been 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: Isabel Blackman

Campaigners keep pressure on ESCC ahead of Full Council

As it prepares for the next Full Council meeting on 1 December, East Sussex County Council continues to feel the heat from well-supported campaigns pushing for changes in its pension fund investment policy. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:57 Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: Divest East Sussex East Sussex Pension Fund Gerard Fox Nick Terdre PSC

Time to do our part to stop climate change

Whilst everyone knows that our climate is changing, there still doesn’t seem to have been many effective measures put in place by government to reduce CO2 emissions. HOT’s Erica Smith shares three simple ways that you can help get the message across to our elected representatives.

Posted 20:59 Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 In: Campaigns

Playing the Race Card, what does it mean to us in 2020?

The ‘Playing the Race Card’ project is to give BAME artists in the locality an opportunity to showcase their art and be in with the chance of winning an amazing cash prize of £500. There will also be online youth art workshops on Sunday 29 November. Nichelle Kelleher explains more about the ‘Playing the Race Card’ competition.

Posted 17:09 In: Campaigns Tags: Blacklivesmatter Campaigns

‘Playing the Race card’ is launched

Last Friday Mama Putt’s restaurant in Kings Road St Leonards hosted the launch of an exciting new project called Playing the Race card. HOT’s Erica Smith was lucky enough to be invited and went home clutching the best goodie bag in the world – and a whole plate of food for thought.

Posted 21:58 Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 In: Campaigns

XR rebel pleads mitigating circumstances

Last autumn, a Hastings grandmother was arrested in London during XR’s October Rebellion – a fortnight of direct action in London. Last Friday, over a year later, Marnie Johnson’s court case was finally held. She was allowed to read out a statement supporting her action:

Posted 21:03 Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 In: Campaigns

XR Hallowe’en

This Saturday, 31 October, Extinction Rebellion invites you to march through the Old Town “because The Earth is on Fire, because We Want to Live and to highlight the Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill”.

Posted 20:50 In: Campaigns
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