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Pension questions for ESCC

East Sussex County Council faces questions from more than 80 people about its pension fund’s investments in fossil fuel companies. Research has found none of the fossil fuel companies have policies that are aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Nick Terdre reports.

Walking and cycling: “ESCC’s lack of ambition dispiriting”

Funding for walking and cycling infrastructure provided by the transport ministry’s Emergency Active Travel Fund has given East Sussex County Council the opportunity to demonstrate its ambitions for creating safe and practical transport arrangements for pedestrians and cyclists alongside the traditionally prioritised road traffic. After years of interacting with the county council, however, cycling enthusiast Tim Godwin has lost all faith in its ability to provide good walking and cycling solutions. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:32 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 In: Transport Tags: active travel Department for Transport ESCC Nick Terdre Tim Godwin

Local groups propose new deal for West Marina

Can government intervention combine with local initiative to revive West St Leonards?  Bernard McGinley reports from Seaside Road, and also took the photos.

Posted 18:58 Friday, Aug 21, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: bathing pool site Bernard McGinley BP site Bryan Fisher ESCC HBC Homes England Selep SOBS Town Deal Town Deal Board West St Leonards Forum

Knotty problem of a mobile testing site for Hastings

While Hastings Borough Council and its partners review options for an alternative site for the mobile testing unit, the original choice of the Stade open space appears to run counter to one of the key criteria. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:01 Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: ESCC HBC Kevin Boorman mobile testing unit Nick Terdre Stephen Kellher Waltham Forest

£2 bn to fund “revolutionary” cycling and walking plan

The government has announced an ambitious plan for encouraging cycling and walking which could be truly transformative if the rhetoric translates into reality. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Russell Jacobs.

PSC calls for East Sussex pension fund divestments

Already under pressure due to its fossil fuel investments, East Sussex County Council now faces calls to divest from companies which the Palestine Solidarity Campaign says are involved in violations of Palestinian human rights. Nick Terdre reports.

Cycling/walking route among proposals for Hastings in new active travel funding round

East Sussex County Council is now preparing proposals for the second round of funding under the government’s active travel fund. Grassroots groups in Hastings are proposing a sea front-station walking/cycling route as well as cycle racks in strategic locations. Nick Terdre reports.

Coronavirus statistical update: teething problems for test and trace

The app which the government was trialling on the Isle of Wight has had to be abandoned – a setback for the test and trace system which lies at the heart of the government’s strategy for containing the spread of coronavirus while progressively relaxing restrictions and getting the economy and schools functioning again. Meanwhile the alert level has been reduced. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:53 Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: alert level corona virus covid-19 ESCC Nick Terdre test-and-trace
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