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 […]

Vandals force toilet closures just days after reopening

Vandals attacked five council owned public toilets at the weekend just days after the Hastings Borough Council bowed to public pressure and reopened them after the Coronavirus lockdown. Vandalism included extensive graffiti, damaged pipework, smashed cisterns and toilet pans leading to some of the facilities needing to be closed again for repairs.  Councillor Paul Barnett, lead councillor for urban […]

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 […]

Public toilets are open for your business – well some of them are

Public toilets around Hastings were reopened on Monday with no fanfare and no formal announcement from Hastings Borough Council (HBC). And as of 1pm on Tuesday there has still be no public statement from the council to say that the facilities have been opened up. No press release has been issued and there is no […]