where do the Eastbourne General Election candidates stand on the key environmental issues?

  Candidates’ positions on environmental questions. Eastbourne and District Friends of the Earth had to cancel the environmental hustings it had organised the day after the Manchester bombings due to electioneering being suspended that day. As so many people were disappointed to not be able to hear the candidates’ views we asked all candidates to […]

Eastbourne General Election Special on Environment

Eastbourne meeting gets to grips with some big local environmental issues A minute’s silence in solidarity with the people of Manchester marked the start of the special General Election meeting on the environment that Eastbourne Friends of the Earth and Eastbourne United Nations Association co-hosted at Eastbourne Town Hall on Tuesday May 23rd, the day […]

In the aftermath of victory, quo vadis?

Here’s a message from our Co-ordinator, Andrew Durling: So the struggle to save Eastbourne’s downland from being flogged off by Eastbourne Borough Council is over. A famous victory for people power has been won. Our rare and fragile downland, rich in wildlife and natural beauty, and much loved by people around the world, remains in […]

Sussex Ramblers urge Eastbourne Borough Council not to sell off the downland

We’ve just received the text of a letter written by Sussex Ramblers, urging Eastbourne Borough Council not to sell off the local downland:   Cllr David Tutt, Eastbourne Borough Council 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne 2 March 2017 Dear Cllr Tutt On behalf of Sussex Ramblers, I am objecting to the proposal by Eastbourne Borough Council […]

Letter from an Eastbourne resident about the downland sell-off

During the course of the Keep Our Downs Public campaign to stop Eastbourne Borough Council going ahead with its plan to sell off 75% (about 3,000 acres) of the Eastbourne Downland Estate, countless letters have been written by Eastbourne residents to Eastbourne Borough Council and its individual councillors, urging the council to halt the sell-off. It’s […]