As part of Cycling UK’s ‘Big Bike Revival’ programme of events, Bike Lab Hastings (aka ‘Labyrinth’) is opening its doors on Sunday afternoons in autumn. Visit them 2-5pm if you’d like help repairing or building a bike, or if you want to donate any unwanted bikes or parts.

To find out more about cycling provision development in Hastings, join Hastings Urban Bikes (HUB). Visit their FB page or sign up to the HUB mailing list.

Hastings’ not-for-profit community energy co-operative, Energise Sussex Coast, has produced a short promotional video about their community share initiative to fund 1066 solar panels (250 kW) on roofs in the Ore Valley, including Sussex Coast College. Coordinator Sarah Macbeth explains: “Not everyone can afford solar panels, so we’re working with churches and other groups to use their buildings to benefit the whole community”. The panels will save 26,350 kg of carbon every year.

Sussex Chamber of Commerce and The Creative Group are working together to raise awareness of the catastrophic effects of plastic pollution. The two organisations will be organising several beach cleans across the region and hope to expand to parks and villages in an effort to clean up Sussex’s award-winning natural spaces. They’d like other organisations to get involved, particularly those interested in partnering or sponsoring the events.

The two organisations have also committed to reducing plastic waste in their offices and have already started putting measures in place to recycle any rubbish and to limit the use of single-use plastic.

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