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Posted 19:08 Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 In: The HOT Planet

“Lack of vision” in HBC’s climate change strategy

Hastings Borough Council says it is taking steps to implement its climate change strategy, including establishing an internal board, and calls on residents to play their part. Its actions have drawn scepticism and criticism from some quarters, including the claim that its plan lacks vision and ambition. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:57 Friday, Jul 17, 2020 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Chris Lewcock climate HBC Julia Hilton Kim Forward Local Strategic Partnership Maya Evans Nick Terdre Russell Hall

Council encourages residents to take part in ‘No Mow May’

In a bid to help tackle climate change Hastings Borough Council is encouraging residents to do their part by not doing anything at all! Though many have time on their hands and the weather currently on their side, the council has issued a release hoping that residents will neglect their lawns for this month in order to support pollinating insects and do their part for the environment.

Posted 10:51 Thursday, May 21, 2020 In: The HOT Planet Tags: climate change Every Flower Counts Hastings Borough Council No Mow May Plantlife

Post-Covid reboot needed to orient town towards climate change objectives?

Now that the council’s climate change strategy is in the public domain, the voices omitted from helping to form it can be heard. Chris Lewcock, former chair of Hastings Urban Design Group, local government town planner and lecturer in the built environment, wonders whether, when we are past the Covid-19 crisis, a Hastings reboot conference open to all could help us put the climate emergency centre-stage. Below, the Green Party’s Julia Hilton calls for concrete goals and localist action.

Posted 15:33 Friday, May 15, 2020 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Chris Lewcock climate change HBC Julia Hilton Maya Evans Town Board

Council’s roadmap to carbon-neutral Hastings

Armed with a climate change strategy and action plan, Hastings Borough Council has embarked on a journey to make the town carbon-neutral by 2030, as called for in the climate emergency motion approved last year. Nick Terdre describes the main features of the plan.

HBC adopts climate strategy and action plan

Following up on its declaration of a climate emergency early last year, Hastings Borough Council has agreed a climate strategy and action plan to help take it to its target of achieving carbon neutrality in the town by 2030. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:55 Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020 In: The HOT Planet

HBC and ESC sign landmark pact to tackle climate change

Hastings Borough Council and Energise Sussex Coast have signed a landmark agreement to work in partnership to tackle the impact of climate change in the town, as the council’s communications department explains in a statement.

Greens and HBC’s climate champion differ over climate emergency record

A year after Hastings Borough Council unanimously passed a motion declaring a climate emergency and committing itself to taking action to make the borough carbon-neutral by 2030, what has happened? Not enough, says a disappointed Hastings Green Party. Quite a lot, even if not in public view, says the council’s climate champion, Cllr Maya Evans. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:28 Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 In: The HOT Planet
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