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: […]

Local parks among the ‘best in the world’

Alexandra Park, St Leonards Gardens and Hastings Country Park have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. The three sites in Hastings and St Leonards are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in 13 other countries around the world that […]

Greenway walkers enjoy day out in Hastings Country Park

Hastings Greenway Group staged one of its very popular guided walks last weekend, this time heading across Hastings Country Park from the East Hill to the Coastguard tearooms. Greenway Group chair Tony Plain says: “We had about 40 people on the walk…. and it was a lovely day as you can see from the photographs. […]

Meeting the heavy horses in Warren Glen

Frankie Woodgate and her heavy horses will be back in Hastings Country Park this month. And Hastings Borough Council is hoping as many people as possible will come along to meet Frankie and her horses at an open day on Friday June 14th from 11am to 1pm in Warren Glen. Those going along will find […]

A walk on the wild side! Greenway Group heads for the Country Park

The Hastings Greenway Group is staging one of its very popular walks on Saturday, this time through Hastings Country Park. The Hastings Greenway Project is an innovative network of linked, almost traffic-free, routes that everyone can enjoy for leisure, amenity and utility walking, as well as cycling and the Greenway Group’s regular organised walks are all about […]

Council’s official statement – straw bale visitor centre gets underway

AS we reported last week work has begun on the new eco-friendly visitor centre at Hastings Country Park. Yesterday Hastings Borough Council issued a press release about the project which we publish here in its entirety.   Work is now underway to build a new visitor centre for Hastings Country Park nature reserve. The centre will […]