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Walkers outside the Filo for the 2018 event (photo: LLST).

Hastings lawyers step out to promote access to justice

On Monday 9 September lawyers from Hastings along with colleagues and friends will be taking part in the annual Hastings legal walk to support local free legal advice centres. Nick Terdre reports.

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Busy year for Women’s Voice

2019 has been a busy year for Women’s Voice. Thanks to a grant from the Tampon Tax Fund, via Sussex Community Foundation, the group has been running a project entitled Finding Our Voices. And as this project draws to a close, Women’s Voice has received another grant, this time from Rosa, the UK Fund for Girls and Women, to run a trailblazing programme that will make it easier for migrant and refugee women to access health provision. Ann Kramer, chair of Women’s Voice, explains what’s been going on.

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Wanted: new members for samba drumming band

Sambalanco, Hastings’ community samba drumming band, are holding an open night on Wednesday September 4 to drum up new recruits. The event will take place at the band’s regular rehearsal location, the first floor of the Carlisle pub at 24 Pelham Street on the seafront, starting at 7.30pm, says band member Julian Norridge.

Posted 18:50 Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: , , , ,
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MP impressed with community support for Marshlink stations

Hastings & Rye MP Amber Rudd, who has lobbied the government for improved rail links to London, has been given a whistle-stop tour to view community work, including artwork by schoolchildren, being undertaken at some of the Marshlink stations between Hastings and Ashford.

Meet local co-operative members during Co-op Fortnight

Meet the co-ops

Co-operatives up and down the country are coming together in two weeks of unity during national Co-op Fortnight (24 June to 7 July). Local co-ops in Hastings and St Leonards – Trinity Wholefoods, Energise Sussex Coast, Walden Pond and Wave – are joining a nationwide drive to bring people and communities together by holding a drop-in afternoon. Felix Lozano writes.

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Are you on Universal Credit? Your experience is wanted

Introduced by the government in recent years, Universal Credit is already a reality for many working-age claimants in Hastings and will become so for many more in the future. Sophie Negus, a PhD student at Sheffield Hallam University, is investigating how this new form of benefit is impacting the lives of those who receive it. She has decided to carry out her research in Hastings, her home town, where she wishes to speak to recipients of the benefit, as she explains.

Posted 10:07 Friday, May 10, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: ,
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The Common Treasury could be your source of inspiration!

Feeling overwhelmed, paralysed, fearful about the future and looking for a way to take action? The Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas could be your source of inspiration. Nick Terdre reports.

Council leader Peter Chowney, right, and pier owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar on the occasion of the Join the Queue event.

Yet another date for pier reopening – Monday 1 April

After much toing and froing, a new date for reopening Hastings pier has finally been set – Monday 1 April. In the face of criticism from local MP Amber Rudd and council leader Peter Chowney, pier owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar has issued a defence of his management of the pier. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Cliff van Coevorden.

Posted 19:57 Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 In: Grassroots
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