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 […]

Sussex Police cash boost for Combe Valley warden service

Friends of Combe Valley have received a £500 donation from Sussex Police.  The donation is through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) and comes from monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold.   PCSO Daryl Holter, the Heritage Crime Officer and Advisor who secured the donation for Combe […]

Walkers will better understand the function of the wetlands

Wetlands are enormously important they help provide clean water, flood protection, provide food, capture carbon, promote biodiversity and provide an environment for quiet relaxation. So what exactly are wetlands? They are naturally low lying or water-fed areas of land which help store and filter huge amounts of water. In doing so, they enable wildlife to […]

Hastings council’s carbon pledge and the case for solar panels on the country park

Last year Councillor Maya Evans, lead councillor for climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development at Hastings Borough Council (HBC) outlined her vision for a carbon neutral Hastings and explained how that could be achieved. In the same interview Ms Evans explained why HBC wants to site solar panels on the country park. Listen to her […]

Launch of a local Living Streets Group

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 […]

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 […]