One year on… Greens brand council’s lack of action as ‘tokenism’

“So far the climate emergency motion feels very much like tokenism from a council determined to carry on with business as usual.” A year after Hastings Borough Council (HBC) declared a climate emergency, the town’s Green Party has condemned the authority for its lack of action.  The climate emergency motion was passed unanimously by HBC’s […]

Hand-embroidered ties deliver climate message to councillors

Hand-embroidered ties were delivered to the five members of the East Sussex Pension Committee (ESPC) earlier this week alongside an invitation for them to stop funding climate change and join the fossil fuel divestment ‘club’. The ties, which have been embroidered by members of the Climate Craftivists, each bear the Divest East Sussex logo and […]

Facing up to climate reality – honesty, disaster and hope

Hastings Green Party is hosting a talk exploring some of the major challenges we must meet if we are serious about facing up to climate reality. The talk, next Tuesday (November 26th), is at 7pm at the Pig’s Palace in White Rock, Hastings. It is entitled Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope, […]

Discovery Centre tours show-off project’s progress

Sussex Wildlife Trust welcomed two groups for ‘hard hat’ tours of the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre build, expertly led by Baxall Construction last week.. Everyone donned hard hats and high vis vests, then Sussex Wildlife Trust Chief Executive Officer, Tor Lawrence, welcomed each group, which comprised members of the Discovery Centre Appeal Board, Friends of […]

The ‘green’ industrial revolution – Hastings rally hears Labour’s plans

The Labour ‘Roots’ event in Hastings at the weekend was attended by over 500 people. It featured speeches by party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott. In his speech, the Labour leader reiterated the party’s position on Brexit: a deal with Brussels within three months of coming to power and a referendum […]

Council’s ‘radical’ motion – what did it commit us to?

In February Hastings Borough Council passed a motion declaring a ‘climate emergency’. It has been described as more radical than similar motions passed by other councils so what did the council commit to? We thought you might like to read what your council actually approved and you can assess whether you think it’s achieving it’s […]