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Local democracy suffers when a council is dominated by a single party, as in Hastings, the author maintains.

How would Tressell vote on 3 May?

How would Robert Tressell, author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, vote in the forthcoming local elections? More than a century after his death, Tressell’s legacy is disputed among those who call themselves socialists. Former Labour Party member Michael Madden wonders how he would find today’s Hastings.

Field 2015

Trees in art and nature

In and around Hastings we are fortunate to have so many trees and woods. Trees mark the changing seasons, the cycle of life. Always changing.  But how often do we think – or even know – about trees? HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talks to one person who does, Jim Roseveare, tree surgeon, artist and tutor of Looking At Trees with the Workers’ Educational Association, WEA.

Photo courtesy of A Wisemans Tour.

A Wiseman’s epic cycle for CALM: “Life’s too short and I don’t want to waste time.”

Harry Wiseman is 23 and recently set off from Hastings on a cycle ride. However, when HOT’s Bevali Francis went to see him she discovered this was no ordinary cycle ride. He’s cycling to China solo with only a tent and few provisions.

Advice service

NHS helps thousands with benefits advice project

The Benefits & Debt Advice Project for Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea offers invaluable help and support to local people on a whole range of issues. HOT has been in contact with Project Manager Barry Cooper and is keen to spread the word of what this service offers to the community.

Finished Greenhouse July 2017

Volunteer with Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group

Green-fingered? Green-minded? If you’re looking for a volunteering position and like the idea of supporting the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group (APGG), there might be something for you in the opportunities listed here.

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Take action to save local music service

Urgent! East Sussex Music Service under threat

East Sussex County Council is proposing to cut instrumental teaching from the East Sussex Music Service (ESMS), affecting the tuition of over 3,000 children. Local resident and mother, Andrea Needham writes passionately about the vital importance of the Music Service and urges you to take action to oppose the cut – urgently – as the vote is next Monday (30 April).

Sparkly Bird, based on a personal life experience

Sparkly Bird raising awareness

Sparkly Bird is a performance written and directed by talented local musician and singer-song writer, Kat Lee-Ryan, catalysed by her experience of her sister’s depression and heartbreaking suicide. Kat will be performing her show twice during National Mental Health Awareness week (14 – 20 May) alongside The Fabulous Red Diesel.

Plastic plastic plastic everywhere.

Plastic Drop Week

Do you buy veg and fruit and other items that have been clingfilmed? Shrink-wrapped? Wrapped in plastic bags? Starting from next weekend and marking the beginning of Zero Waste Week, here’s something you can do to draw attention to the vast amounts of plastic packaging used at your local supermarket. This message has been circulated via Transition Town Hastings on behalf of Rachel Lowden.

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