It’s up to us to ‘do the right thing’

Last week Sir David Attenborough spoke at the UN Climate Change Summit in Katowice as the representative of the world’s people and warned that climate change is the greatest threat to humanity and could lead to the collapse of civilisations. Four former presidents of the annual UN climate talks warned the ‘world is at a […]

Action is needed while a window of opportunity still exists

On October 8th the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) warned that  ‘rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ will be required in order to limit global temperature to 1.5oC above preindustrial levels; and that we have only 12 years in which we can realistically accomplish this. Even half a degree above that […]

Is our town ready to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Is it time that Hastings and St Leonards became a World Heritage Site? That’s the question up for debate later this month at an open meeting being staged by the Hastings and St Leonards Society and according to Julia Hilton of Hastings Green party making such an application could form part of  “a clear vision and framework […]

Number crunching – how the Greens pushed the Lib Dems into fourth place…

In all good elections it’s down to the number and after the campaigning and debate is over the numbers tell the story. At yesterday’s Hastings Borough Council elections a total of 45,810 votes were cast, each party’s share of the vote was: Labour 22,665 votes – percentage share 49 per cent Conservatives 14,684 votes – percentage share […]

Don’t forget to cast BOTH your votes on Thursday

Just thee days to go until polling day, until you can elect the councillors who will represent YOU on Hastings Borough Council. And don’t forget you have TWO votes to cast at this election. Each of the 16 wards that make up the borough has two councillors and because there have been some changes to […]

Vote Green for a new kind of politics on borough council says national leader

Click the link above to hear Caroline Lucas’ exclusive interview with Hastings In Focus Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas paid a visit to Hastings on Friday afternoon to help local party members cover the ground in the Old Hastings ward a seat they believe they have a real chance of stealing from Labour at Thursday’s […]