Reducing food waste this Christmas

People in East Sussex are being urged to play their part in reducing food waste this Christmas – and save themselves a few quid while they’re at it. Across the county, food accounts for more than a third of waste in black bags, with bins bulging even more during the festive season when families come […]

Have a ‘naked’ Christmas – ditch the wrapping!

Dog walking, cleaning and childcare top Christmas lists in Sussex this year yet we will still bin up to 136,000 rolls of wrapping paper over the holiday season. A recent survey in Hastings revealed that the majority of adults would prefer to receive ‘help’ rather than a gift this Christmas. The survey, conducted by Hastings […]

Passionate presenters provide the inspiration at second Common Treasury

What happens when you combine the energy of over 100 local people with five inspiring examples of social change, delivered by a group of passionate presenters, in the awe-inspiring setting of St Mary’s in the Castle? What happens is that people find common ground – weaving a web of new connections by having creative conversations […]

A little inconvenience now might pay dividends in the future

When Maya Evans became Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) cabinet member with special responsibility for climate change many thought the appointment a piece of window dressing. Maya took up her cabinet role in May following the council’s approval of a motion declaring a ‘climate emergency’ earlier in the year. At the time council leader Peter Chowney […]

Fresh approach to funerals puts local women in line for top award

Two women, passionate about changing the way we think about funerals, are in line for a top industry award. Independent celebrants Kate Tym and Kate Dyer have won their way through to the finals of The Association of Green Funeral Directors, Good Funeral Awards, in the category of Funeral Celebrant of the Year. The Kates […]

The Environmental Paradox in Hastings Country Park

We live in an age where there is increased awareness and understanding of the natural world and the damage that humans are doing to it writes Andy Patmore. At the Paris summit in December 2015 the nations of the world agreed to try and limit global increases in temperatures to less than 1.5 degrees celsius. […]

The Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas… part two

Common Treasury Two is coming to Hastings on October 24th. The day will include speakers talking about and demonstrating the inspiring ideas they’ve contributed to thriving communities elsewhere. This time there is a big emphasis on the idea of a ‘circular economy’ with less waste and the sharing of resources like the Library of Things […]

Award-winning Seaview and the essential work it does every day

Tomorrow night will see a group of hardy souls gather at the Stade and spend the night in cardboard boxes, sleeping rough! It’s the annual Hastings Big Sleep, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Seaview Project based in Hatherley Road St Leonards. Tomorrow also sees the arrival of Seaview’s new Chief Officer Dave […]

‘Car Free Day’ will kick-off week long sustainability festival

It’ll be ‘all-quiet’ on the eastern end of the seafront this weekend as Hastings and St Leonards takes part in Car Free Day for the first time. Sunday marks the start of ‘Sustainability on Sea’ and to kick things off a stretch of Hastings seafront from Warrior Square gardens to the pier will be closed to […]