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HFS launches mobile training

With the support of Sussex Freemasons, Hastings Furniture Services has set up a mobile workshop to take training opportunities to people unable to come to them, as the charity reports.

St Richard's Catholic College is one of many educational institutions which support Surviving Christmas.

Surviving Christmas in top gear

This week the Surviving Christmas charity is in top gear, with a focus on packing and delivering hampers across Hastings and Rother ahead of opening its doors on Christmas and Boxing days to provide festive hospitality to those who would otherwise miss out. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Surviving Christmas.

The peir's owner is seeking planning permission for the ice cream shop, which was installed without permission, and four new kiosks.

Pier friends opt for new role

Nearly six months on since the pier passed into private hands, the Friends of Hastings Pier have decided they still want to be involved in helping to ensure the pier’s long-term future. They would like to cultivate a constructive relationship with the new owner but also to perform a watchdog function over matters such as maintenance which are essential to the survival of the iconic structure. Nick Terdre reports.

surv the streets poster

Surviving the Streets to provide Christmas cheer at the Y Centre

The Y Centre will be open over Christmas as local charity Surviving the Streets provides seasonal cheer for the homeless, the lonely, the elderly and anyone unable to provide for themselves. Nick Terdre reports.

From the West Hill

Can Hastings show global community its value?

Hastings is at the centre of a richly historic area, with a heritage of enormous potential, worthy of conservation. Does it have what it takes to become a UNESCO World Heritage Centre?

Posted 11:18 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Grassroots
Hastings Democratic Alliance

Could the Hastings Democratic Alliance be revived?

In 2005 the Hastings Democratic Alliance (HDA) was formed, aiming to promote participation and involvement in the democratic process, and to maintain a watching brief on the activities of public and private bodies. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews former local councillor, Sue Palmer, and artist and activist, Colin Booth, both founder members of the HDA. They discuss the background of HDA, the achievements of the alliance and the prospect of its revival.

Stade Open Space 1066 Local Energy event (Energise Sussex Coast)

SOS: Seeking smiley volunteers!

SOS = Sustainability on Sea! Transition Town Hastings & Energise Sussex Coast are holding their first 10 day long Sustainability-on-Sea Festival from 21 – 30 September (full details below) – and are looking for smiley volunteers for their big finale day on 30 September at the Stade. Can you help?

Photo from Moneywise

SOS: Sustainability On Sea

Whether you believe in climate change or not, living our lives more sustainably surely makes good common sense, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. SOS: Sustainability on Sea is a full programme of events jointly organised by Transition Town Hastings and Energise Sussex Coast covering issues such as food, energy, water, waste, community gardens, transport, beach cleans, fishing, economics, etc – exploring ideas, initiatives and innovations designed to develop and evolve a more sustainable future for Hastings and St Leonards.

Posted 08:24 Friday, Aug 24, 2018 In: Grassroots Tags: , ,
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