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“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

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

Warm welcome for decision to drop solar farms proposal

Hastings Borough Council’s decision to drop its proposal to install solar farms in the Country Park has been widely welcomed. HOT has now received comments from Tory councillor Andy Patmore and the Green Party’s Julia Hilton. Nick Terdre reports.

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.

Caroline Lucas to launch local Greens’ election campaign

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP, will return to Hastings in late March to launch the party’s local election campaign in which the Greens will stand candidates in all wards. Nick Terdre reports.

Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope

Jonathan Essex of Green House Think Tank will be giving a talk on a new book called Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope. Hosted by Hastings Green Party, the talk is open to all. Tuesday 26 November at the Pig’s Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings 7 – 9.00 pm. Julia Hilton writes.

Posted 19:20 Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Hastings Green Party Julia Hilton

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.

Liberal Democrats and Greens move into campaigning mode

As a frustrated prime minister Boris Johnson threatens to force a general election, local parties are moving into campaigning mode. The Liberal Democrats have circulated a flyer and upped the publicity over their anti Brexit stance, while the Green Party, which has its eye on next May’s local elections rather than the forthcoming general election, are bringing their local MEP to town next week. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:06 Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 In: Politics Tags: Alex Phillips Coastal Action election Green New Deal Green Party Julia Hilton Liberal Democrats Nick Perry Nick Terdre Peter Chowney
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