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The Big Sleep 2018

The Seaview Project in St Leonards on Sea presents their annual Sponsored Sleep Out, raising funds and awareness of homelessness. You can participate as an individual or as a team – or you can sponsor one of the participants or make a donation. Every penny goes direct to Seaview and will support those who live on the margins of our community. 

Hastings pier has been closed pending its transfer to new - private - ownership.

FoHP still looking forward after pier sale

When it came last week, the news fell like a bombshell – Hastings pier had been sold to the owner of Eastbourne pier, Abid Gulzar. Despite the massive efforts of the local community, the Friends of Hastings Pier’s bid had been rejected. The Friends, however, are not going away – they intend to continue working to secure the best future for the pier, and are seeking an early meeting with the new owner. Nick Terdre reports.

Greenway supporters prepare to take the Ore Valley route (photo: Sid Saunders).

Greenway adherents to tackle western leg

It’s Hastings Greenway Group’s mid summer walk this Saturday, from Silverhill to the western end of the proposed Hastings network. Meanwhile, East Sussex County Council have confirmed that construction of the greenway route through Alexandra Park is due to start next year. Nick Terdre reports.

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Hastings women march in London – and on home ground

HOT’s Erica Smith was one of a group of 15 women who were nominated by other women in Hastings to work together and produce a banner commemorating the centenary of (some) women being given the right to vote. Last Sunday they took their banner to be part of the Processions march in London. If you missed out on that amazing event, there’s a second chance to see the banner and join in the Hastings Women’s March on Saturday 23 June. Read Erica’s report about the marches here.

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Insights into the arms industry

Hastings people were given an insight into the arms industry when Wendy Horler of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) spoke at a public meeting on on 5 June. CAAT campaigns to end arms sales where they might worsen conflict, assist oppressive regimes, or cause harm by diverting money from essential social welfare spending. John Enefer writes.

Posted 18:37 Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
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Debate or just Hate – A Woman’s Place UK

Last week HOT published an article about Woman’s Place UK coming to Hastings on 20 June. This week, we publish a voice from the other side of the debate – Natasha Scott is one of the organisers of Hastings Pride and a trans-woman.

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Friends make bold request to run the pier

While extending the Crowdfunding period, the Friends of Hastings Pier have made a bold request to the administrators to be allowed to run the pier during the second half of the year. Nick Terdre reports.

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HVA’s Volunteer Week (1-7 June) initiatives

On Wednesday 6 June, Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA) will be in Hastings town centre talking to people about volunteering and encouraging them to spare a little of their time to make a huge difference in the local community. On Friday 8 June, HVA will be in St Leonards town centre. Alternatively, if you can’t get to these locations and you want to volunteer or find out more about available opportunities, you can always contact HVA at their base or via their website. Zelly Restorick writes.

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