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 […]

There will be NO solar panels on the country park

There will be no solar panels on Hastings Country Park and Nature Reserve, Hastings Borough Council has announced this afternoon it is abandoning plans first put forward in January last year. It was at a council cabinet meeting in January 2019 that councillors agreed to spend more than £80,000 investigating the possibility of housing ground […]

New deal will ’empower local people’ in bid for town’s carbon neutrality

A new deal thrashed out between Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and Energise Sussex Coast brings the goal of making Hastings carbon neutral by 2030 one step closer. HBC and Energise Sussex Coast have signed what they describe as “a landmark agreement” to work in partnership to tackle the impact of climate change in the town and to help achieve Hastings’ ambition […]

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 […]