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Heritage weekend raises money for Alexandra Park Greenhouse

As part of the Heritage Open Days event, the Alexandra Park greenhouse opened its doors last weekend to a host of visitors in a continued bid to help raise money for the ‘Lets Raise the Roof’ campaign. The event helped contribute £900 to the campaign’s £10,000 target which of writing stands at £9,309. Donations are still welcome as the campaign has been extended until 30 September. The Alexandra Greenhouse Group recently issued the following release giving thanks to those who pledged their support over the weekend. Words supplied by Lynda Foy, pictures by Colin Foy.

Posted 12:11 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 In: Grassroots Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Cllr Margi O' Callaghan Cllr Nigel Sinden Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days at the Alexandra Park Greenhouse

As part of England’s annual heritage 

Posted 12:56 Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 In: Grassroots Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group British Cacti and Succulent Society Heritage Open Days

Help raise the roof for the Alexandra Park Greenhouse!

A campaign to help put a permanent roof on the Alexandra Park Greenhouse continues to blossom but still needs support. The Let’s Raise the Roof crowdfunding campaign began last August and has thus far accumulated £4,939 of its £10,000 target. There is still two weeks left to offer any support you can to help complete the project and restore the structure to its former glory. The Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group have issued the following appeal. Words by Lynda Foy, photos by Colin Foy.

Posted 12:20 Friday, Sep 4, 2020 In: Grassroots Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group

Land for the people: the story of community land trusts

On Common Ground is a collection of essays about community land trusts (CLTs). Its many voices range from academics to professional organisers and community activists. Together, they tell stories which explain what CLTs are, how they work and why they matter. Shelley Feldman, herself a member and employee of the Heart of Hastings CLT, found the book a fascinating and inspiring read.

Posted 11:03 Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 In: Grassroots Tags: CLT Dave Smith John Emmeus Davis On Common Ground Shelley Feldman

The Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas: 4

The Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas. Imagining life beyond lockdown. Our weekly community conversation on Isolation Station Hastings.

Posted 13:27 Thursday, May 28, 2020 In: Grassroots Tags: The Common Treasury of Ideas

Headway East Sussex launches fundraiser challenge

Since the coronavirus struck, many charities have been deprived of their main source of income – fundraising through public events such as the London Marathon, which was due to be held today. One such is Headway East Sussex, which supports survivors of brain injuries. Now they have got together with other charities in the same boat to launch the 2.6 Challenge to raise funds, as they explain.

Posted 20:16 Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 In: Grassroots Tags: 2.6 Challenge Headway East Sussex Jenny Musgrove London Marathon Michael Gaughan

Strandliners: Cleaner Rivers, Cleaner Seas

Everyone at Strandliners sends best wishes and good health to all at these strange and uncertain times. They are in the process of creating some new methods of sharing news, activities and support for all, including those who may not be able to access the outdoors as usual. Andy Dinsdale writes.

Posted 15:16 Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020 In: Grassroots,Nature Tags: Strandliners

Grassroots initiative to identify what West St Leonards community really wants

Prompted by what are widely seen as inappropriate council plans for the old bathing pool site in West Marina, the West St Leonards community is now seeking to organise itself to have a greater say in what happens in its area. These efforts are being headed by the West St Leonards Forum, on whose behalf Bryan Fisher has issued this press release.

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