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 […]

Conservatives promise to fast track fast trains

Fast-tracking fast trains to Hastings will be top of the list for an incoming Conservative government. Yesterday Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, said he would ‘prioritise’ the introduction of the 140mph Javelin Trains on the Hastings line if his party wins the General Election next month. The announcement comes after lobbying from the Conservative […]

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 […]

Alexandra Park cycle path plan still ‘progressing’

In October last year we asked East Sussex County Council (ESCC) about progress on the Alexandra Park cycle path they told us: “We are now working on detailed designs for this scheme and hope to be in a position to construct the new cycle route in spring or early summer next year (2019).” A year […]

More good news for community group planning library reopening in Ore

The community group working to reopen Ore Library are celebrating again having won a £6,000 grant from Big Local North East Hastings (BLNEH) to help cover some of their costs in the first year of operation. Juliet Harris, co-chair of Ore Community Library Group (OCLG) said: “We are delighted that BLNEH has granted our funding […]

Ore library – the hard work starts here

The men and women who have worked all summer to secure the reopening of Ore Library are ready for the next stage of their journey and acknowledge that the real work starts now. With the news on Tuesday that East Sussex County Council is willing to grant a lease to Ore Community Library Group it’s […]

It’s all systems go – Ore Library will be reopening thanks to community effort

It’s all systems go to reopen the doors of Ore library, a community facility that’s been lying locked and deserted since May 2018. Yesterday East Sussex County Council’s lead member for resources, Councillor Nick Bennett, approved a proposal to lease the Ore Library building to Ore Community Library Group. The newly-formed group will take on […]

County poised to green-light Ore library reopening plan

It’s all looking good for the reopening of Ore library. Papers made public this morning by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) show that officials are recommending approval of a plan to lease the Ore Library building to the Ore Community Library Group (OCLG). When he considers his decision next Monday, Councillor Nick Bennett ESCC’s lead member […]

Ecclesbourne Glen – footpath to be reopened

One of the footpaths in Ecclesbourne Glen that has been shut since 2013 will be reopened next month. Campaign group Save Ecclesbourne Glen (SEG) said this morning that after an inspection in July by Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) Geotechnical consultants it has been announced that the path that runs across the landslip below Rocklands will […]