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Active travel groups seize their moment

The coronavirus crisis has opened up a window of opportunity for proponents of active travel – walking and cycling. With government funding on offer to encourage and facilitate active travel, they are sending their ideas to ESCC, the highways authority, and hoping they are taken on board. Nick Terdre reports.

On yer bike, Hastings!

Cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable transport will be boosted by funding made available to local government. HBC says it is working with ESCC to find the best ways to make use of the money – when it arrives. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:20 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: cycling ESCC Grant Shapps HBC transport walking

Care homes in the spotlight: PPE lacking and death toll under-reported

Nearly four weeks after the UK entered into lockdown, care homes have finally hit the headlines, as issues such as the lack of personal protective equipment for staff and the substantial under-reporting of deaths among residents come to the fore. In Hastings grassroots suppliers are helping to fill the equipment gap, while East Sussex County Council is also taking action to improve the supply of PPE. Care sector sources are talking of fatalities in the thousands. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:05 Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: care homes Care Quality Commission ESCC Hastings Makers National Care Forum Nick Terdre PPE Reece Dreavyn

Key coronavirus message from the council

Hastings Borough Council has a leading role to play in combating the coronavirus, passing on advice from the government, liaising with local support groups and as a key point of contact in the community hub. Deputy leader Colin Fitzgerald provides an update on actions taken and urges everyone to keep following government advice. 

Posted 17:09 Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: CA1066 Colin Fitzgerald comunity hub ESCC Hastings Borough Council Hastings Community Transport heart HVA Kim Forward

Email Defra about the Country Park bylaws — or risk losing access to the coastal margin

The proposed new bylaws for Hastings Country Park are still causing concern, ‘Restriction of Access’ and all. Asked to pause their approval of these new bylaws at Full Council recently, for clarification of the issues, Hastings Borough Council (HBC) went full steam ahead. Now it is up to central Government to approve them, or not. Are these bylaws to be made official before the coastal path (and its margin) is made official? It matters, says Bernard McGinley, who explains that you can still object until 13 March.

Posted 17:28 Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Bernard McGinley Coastal Margin coastal path Country Park CRoW DEFRA England Coast Path ESCC ESLAF Hastings Country Park HBC LAF local access forum Natural England NE Nolan Principles planning

Greenway folk and others get ready for fresh campaigning

Walking, cycling and other forms of sustainable locomotion are in focus as Hastings Greenway Group holds its agm and calls for the reinstatement of £3m diverted by the county council from walking and cycling purposes, and a meeting is called to set up a local branch of the Living Streets movement. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:10 Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: Community Speedwatch ESCC Green Party Greenway Living Streets Nick Terdre Queensway Gateway Ramblers Transition Town

Climate campaigners dismayed by ESCC’s contradictory stance

Campaigners were left flabbergasted and angered when East Sussex County Council passed a motion acknowledging that a climate emergency exists but overwhelmingly rejected a motion calling for its pension fund to divest out of fossil fuels. Nick Terdre reports.

One closed Country Park footpath to be reopened

One of the public footpaths in Hastings Country Park which has been closed for several years because of landslips in Ecclesbourne Glen is to be reopened in November, says East Sussex County Council. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:27 Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Country Park Ecclesbourne Glen ESCC footpaths Nick Terdre Rocklands
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