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 […]

The ‘green’ industrial revolution – Hastings rally hears Labour’s plans

The Labour ‘Roots’ event in Hastings at the weekend was attended by over 500 people. It featured speeches by party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott. In his speech, the Labour leader reiterated the party’s position on Brexit: a deal with Brussels within three months of coming to power and a referendum […]

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 […]

Maya Evans in conversation about Afghanistan

Click the link above to hear Maya Evans talking about new book, Afghanistan: hidden voices from a forgotten war published tomorrow! Hollington’s borough councillor Maya Evans is a renowned campaigner and telling people about how real people are surviving in Afghanistan is her passion. Tomorrow Maya’s new book, Afghanistan: hidden voices from a forgotten war and it […]

‘Car Free Day’ will kick-off week long sustainability festival

It’ll be ‘all-quiet’ on the eastern end of the seafront this weekend as Hastings and St Leonards takes part in Car Free Day for the first time. Sunday marks the start of ‘Sustainability on Sea’ and to kick things off a stretch of Hastings seafront from Warrior Square gardens to the pier will be closed to […]

Let the wagons roll! New cleaning contracts swing in to action

It was all change at the start of the month as a new contractor took over waste and recycling collection across Hastings and the borough council brought street cleaning back in-house. In his monthly report on council activities, Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney has put some detail behind why the changes had to take […]