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 […]

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 […]

Facing up to climate reality – honesty, disaster and hope

Hastings Green Party is hosting a talk exploring some of the major challenges we must meet if we are serious about facing up to climate reality. The talk, next Tuesday (November 26th), is at 7pm at the Pig’s Palace in White Rock, Hastings. It is entitled Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope, […]

Passionate presenters provide the inspiration at second Common Treasury

What happens when you combine the energy of over 100 local people with five inspiring examples of social change, delivered by a group of passionate presenters, in the awe-inspiring setting of St Mary’s in the Castle? What happens is that people find common ground – weaving a web of new connections by having creative conversations […]

The wooing of the Greens – parties fight for rival’s affections

Who will successfully woo Hastings Green Party members? Or will they eventually decide to go it alone in a General Election?   It’s a great time to be Green in Hastings as politicians from both Labour and the Liberal Democrats attempt to woo Green party support ahead of a General Election. As we reported yesterday […]

Lib Dem/Green Party pact – voters are not a tradable commodity says councillor

Voters are not a commodity to be traded between political parties. That’s the view of Councillor Rob Lee who heads the opposition Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). Mr Lee was replying to the announcement yesterday that local Liberal Democrats had written to the Hastings Green Party offering them an electoral pact at next […]

Our council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030… What next?

In February – thanks in part to pressure from Hastings Green Party and our open letter calling on the council to declare a climate emergency – Hastings Borough Council (HBC) committed to making our town carbon neutral by 2030. Since then HBC has appointed Maya Evans as ‘climate champion’ with responsibility for climate change, biodiversity […]

Residents urged – burn ‘clean’ and improve air quality

“…people enjoy having an open fire in their home, but… it does come at a cost.”   Residents who burn wood or other solid fuels to heat their homes will be encouraged to cut down their use or switch to less polluting alternatives under a project running across Sussex. One in ten households in the […]

The Battle for Hastings… the winners and losers of the Euro poll

In the most hotly contested European Parliamentary elections ever the result in Hastings Borough mirrored the way the vote went nationally. The big winners were the Brexit Party, The Greens and the Liberal Democrats while the big losers were the Conservative and Labour parties The full breakdown of votes in Hastings borough was: The Brexit […]