Divestment motion tabled for Hastings Council meeting on 13 April – contact your Councillor now!

399px-US-WA-Olympia-Capitol-StopCoalTrain-2013.01.14-007A fossil fuel divestment motion (see text below) has been tabled for the Full Council meeting of Hastings Borough Council on Wednesday 13 April (6pm @ Hastings Town Hall). Please put this date in your diary now and contact your Councillor to urge them to support it! Please spread the word and encourage others to attend – the event lives on Facebook here.

Template letters for Labour and Conservative Councillors are available here:

  • template letter for Labour Councillors;
  • template letter for Conservative Councillors

    If you don’t already know the name of your ward then you can use this site to find out (you’ll need to have your postcode handy). You can then click here to find the names and contact details of your Councillors. Ideally, it’s best to send them a (snail mail) letter through the postal system, as this will have more impact, but if you can’t do that then please make sure to email them. Councillors contact details can be found via the aforementioned web-site (just click on the Councillor whose contact details you want to bring this information up).

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Model divestment resolution for Hastings Borough Council

East Sussex County Council currently has £172m of local people’s pensions invested in the oil, coal and gas industries.
East Sussex County Council currently has £172m of local people’s pensions invested in the oil, coal and gas industries.

Fossil Free Hastings has drafted the following model divestment resolution, a variant of which it is hoping to have voted on at Hastings Borough Council’s full council meeting on Wednesday 13 April (6pm @ Hastings Town Hall, Queens Square Hastings East Sussex TN34 1TL). Please put this date in your diary now and check-back later this month for more info. Thanks to Thad Skews for his artwork! Continue reading Model divestment resolution for Hastings Borough Council