The first meeting of a group hoping to encourage local people to get out of the cars and walk a bit more is being held later this month
Living Streets is the UK charity for everyday walking with an ambition to get people of all generations to enjoy the benefits that walking brings. Their mission is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more.
So if you want to improve the pedestrian experience in Hastings; are you concerned about speeding cars, lack of zebra crossings or just want to make the town’s streets more accessible and welcoming so we all feel encouraged to walk more this event could be for you.
It also hopes to attract people who were inspired by Hastings first Car Free Day and who fancy trying out having a play street in their neighbourhood for a few hours?
The first meeting of a local Living Streets group will be held on January 25th from 10.30am until 12.30 pm at the Salvation Army Hall in St Andrews Square. everyone is welcome to come and share their views over tea and cake. For more information email Julia@greendreams.org.uk who says: “Please let us know you are coming by reserving a place.”
Follow this link now to reserve your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-of-local-living-streets-group-tickets-88275312837
This first meeting will identify everyone’s key concerns and set some priorities for campaigning.
A local Living Streets group might bring together all the various groups in Hastings who are already campaigning on related themes, eg the Ramblers, The Greenway Group and Community Speedwatch as well as Transition Town Hastings and St Leonards. By coming together to campaign with the support of a national charity we hope we can make our voice louder.
And remember in 2018 Hastings Old Town won the Ramblers award for the Best Walking Neighbourhood – something to build on surely?