Unique alliance keeps track on Country Park cattle

Belted Galloway cattle roam free in Hastings Country Park to help restore threatened heathland and coastal grassland habitats.  Now Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has received support from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, to help monitor the grazing cattle. The animals had been fitted with radio tracking collars but the council found the antennae they were using […]

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 […]

Boxing Day lift for Hastings Old Town

Hastings’ East Hill lift, the country’s steepest working funicular railway, will be opening on Boxing Day this year. Kevin Boorman, marketing manager for Hastings Borough Council, which owns and operates the lift, explained: “We have opened the West Hill lift on Boxing Day for a few years now and it has proved popular with locals […]

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 […]

A little inconvenience now might pay dividends in the future

When Maya Evans became Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) cabinet member with special responsibility for climate change many thought the appointment a piece of window dressing. Maya took up her cabinet role in May following the council’s approval of a motion declaring a ‘climate emergency’ earlier in the year. At the time council leader Peter Chowney […]

The Environmental Paradox in Hastings Country Park

We live in an age where there is increased awareness and understanding of the natural world and the damage that humans are doing to it writes Andy Patmore. At the Paris summit in December 2015 the nations of the world agreed to try and limit global increases in temperatures to less than 1.5 degrees celsius. […]

What about Pebsham tip – why can’t solar panels go there?

Why can’t the former tip at Pebsham be used as the site for the ten acres of solar panels that Hastings Borough Council (HBC) wants to put on the town’s country park? That’s the question that’s been asked of council leader Peter Chowney this week by local MP Amber Rudd who says in her letter: […]