The right to a local supply of clean renewable energy

A motion asking Hastings Borough Council (HBC) to back a drive for the creation of local renewable electricity supply companies has won the backing of local MP Sally-Ann Hart. Speaking to Hastings In Focus Mrs Hart said today: “I am encouraged by the motion being laid before HBC this week, as the support would be […]

EV driver says council’s new charging points aren’t up to the job

Are new charging points for electric cars being installed on the seafront actually up to the job? Owners of electric vehicles have been in touch to say the points that have been installed by Hastings Borough Council, combined with the restrictions on how long you can park beside one, make them virtually useless. Paul Cockerton […]

Unique alliance keeps track on Country Park cattle

Belted Galloway cattle roam free in Hastings Country Park to help restore threatened heathland and coastal grassland habitats.  Now Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has received support from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, to help monitor the grazing cattle. The animals had been fitted with radio tracking collars but the council found the antennae they were using […]

New electric vehicle charging station in Hastings

Hastings has a new rapid electric vehicle charging station at Morrisons in Queens Road. The charging station has been positioned in the centre of the car park – away from the entrance of the supermarket – and offers residents and visitors to the town two connections; one CCS and one Chademo @50Kw. The parking for […]

Demand for an end to pesticide spraying in Hastings

Petition launched against ‘probably carcinogenic’ pesticide being used in the town… Hastings Green Party has launched a petition calling on East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to stop spraying verges, pavements and other areas in Hastings with glyphosate weedkiller. In recent days, mini tractors have been seen spraying glyphosate in various areas of the town. In […]

Is council’s new leadership no longer committed to action on climate change?

Last year then council leader Peter Chowney said climate change was “The biggest challenge facing the council.” Just 15 months after passing what was seen to be a radical climate emergency motion and appointing a special cabinet member with responsibility for climate change there’s grave concern this week that Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is back […]