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Hastings Food Hub and Pantry

The ability of local families to adequately feed themselves was the priority concern at a recent meeting of 15 local community organisations.  The Hastings Food Hub network are dynamic in their efforts to ensure that individuals and families on low incomes are able to access all household essentials that many of us take for granted. 

Carers' Rights Day

Carers’ Rights Day 2018

Are you a carer? Do you know your rights? Care for the Carers is getting ready for Carers’ Rights Day 2018, a national campaign taking place on Friday 30 November which will bring organisations together to help carers in their local community know their rights.

Peace Pledge Union

White poppies for peace

You’ll have seen many red poppies around, as we approach Remembrance Day but white poppies are also available. They represent remembrance for all victims of war, military and civilian, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Queensbury House, Hastings

Destruction and robbery at Queensbury House

Hard to comprehend, but Queensbury House, home to many charities and not-for-profit organisations was broken into, vandalised and a lot of valuable, valued and necessary equipment stolen. Not that these actions would be okay in any circumstances, but in this case, whoever carried out this mindless vandalism can have no conscience and must have been pretty desperate, as they targeted young people, artists  musicians and the homeless. Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 20:34 Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 In: Campaigns
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Catalysing economic change

Join the movement to create a fairer, more thoughtful economic system. Word is spreading that an alternative, local financial system is entirely possible: it’s already happening in other parts of this country and around the globe, so why not here? HOT’s Zelly Restorick encourages your active involvement and participation – and to not underestimate your individual personal power to change things for the better. 

Posted 11:29 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
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Walk-in Centre campaign gets Swish!

Saturday’s ‘get-together’ outside the Walk-in Centre at Station Plaza was the third and biggest of the campaign’s well-mannered protests so far. Over 70 people gathered outside the Walk-in Centre and shared their experiences of using the facility and why it was important that it remain in the town centre.

Dr David Warden accepting the 4000 strong petition from Peter Chowney, Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate

Campaigners to protest against closure of Hastings’ Walk-in Health Centre this Saturday

Campaigners aiming to keep open the Station Plaza Walk-in Health Centre in Hastings town centre will meet outside the Walk-in Centre this Saturday, 13 October, to publicise the threatened closure.

Posted 19:54 Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 In: Campaigns
Dawn Butler MP and Peter Chowney, parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party (centre) with Walk-in Centre campaigners last Saturday

Location, location, location: good news for the Walk-in Centre

Local residents’ concerns about the Walk-in Centre appear to have been heard by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) officers who have been pushing to replace the popular town centre resource with an Urgent Treatment Centre at the Conquest Hospital. Campaigning continued this Saturday with a Labour Party petition drive in the town centre, and a gathering outside the Walk-In Centre with Dawn Butler MP, shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, joining the campaign. Erica Smith reports.

Posted 23:29 Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
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