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 […]

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as town’s trees arrive

Christmas trees for display in Hastings were delivered and put up in five locations across the town on Friday November 22nd in preparation for the festive season. The trees have been placed in the town centre (outside Debenhams), Courthouse Street, Butlers Gap (George Street), Kings Road and Hastings Cemetery. All of the trees are 15-30ft […]

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 […]

Greens are ‘more concerned than ever’ about Country Park solar panel plan

Around 20 Hastings residents took part in a walk organised by Hastings Green Party on Sunday to see for themselves the sites being considered by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) for a solar farm in Hastings Country Park. HBC is proposing installing solar panels on three sites in the country park and has committed £80,000 to […]

Green Party’s walk will visit solar panel sites in country park

Hastings Green Party is inviting local residents on a guided walk to see the sites being considered by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) for a solar farm in the country park. The walk is this Sunday (December 1st), starting at 10.30am from the top of the East Hill lift. Michael Moor, Chair of the Friends of […]