Council’s bid for money to help tackle climate change

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COUNCIL bosses have applied for more than £175,000 of European funding to help Hastings tackle climate change.

At a cabinet meeting on Monday, councillors voted unanimously to submit a bid for the cash so it can be used towards projects in Hastings designed to reduce carbon emissions and save energy.

The money is from a project called Future Cities: Urban Networks to Face Climate Change, set up by the European Union (EU) to allow cities and towns in the UK and north-west Europe cope with the predicted impacts of such change.

These include making building more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

One example has been the eco-retrofitting of a Victorian property in Cambridge Gardens, making it more environmentally sustainable.

The project was carried out by the Hastings Trust and some of the money came from the Future Cities project.