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Surviving the Streets’ invite to Christmas cheer at the YMCA

Once again Surviving the Streets UK will be opening the doors of the YMCA over the Christmas period to provide some seasonal cheer to the growing number of local residents marginalised by poverty. Co-founder James Robinson brings Nick Terdre up to date with the charity’s activities.

Posted 13:35 Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Asda Christmas homelessness Jeremy Corbyn More Radio poverty Tesco

The environment and quality of our lives

The theme of Hastings Voluntary Action’s next community network gathering will be the environment: ‘How can improving the environment benefit our health and quality of life?” Please spread the word. Julia Hilton writes.

Posted 12:05 Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 In: Grassroots

Can you spare some of your free time?

Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA) would like to encourage more people to volunteer, and they have found that people often don’t know what opportunities are available or how to get involved. 

Posted 16:18 Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 In: Grassroots

Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas: Event 2

A year of events to introduce inspiring community business ideas from

Posted 08:40 Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas

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.

Posted 12:18 Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Bob Nightingale Citizens Advice 1066 Elaine Parkes Solicitors Hastings Advice and Representation Centre Hastings Advice Hub Heringtons Solicitors legal walk London Legal Support Trust Nick Terdre

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.

Posted 11:49 Friday, Sep 6, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Active Hastings ann kramer Eggtooth Finding Our Voices Ground Control Kitchen Lorna Vahey Rosa Rossana Leal Women on the Frontline Women's Voice

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: Carol Widdows Julian Norridge Pete Haddon Sambalanco Tony Fox

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.

Posted 11:22 Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Amber Rudd Baird Academy Carly Welch John Spencer Kevin Boorman Marshlink Trevor Davies
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