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Hastings lifboat crew at work (photo: Paul Kelly).

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RNLI Lifeboat & RAF Rescue Helicopter Display

Sponsored beach clean in support of RNLI

A local decorating company is to hold a sponsored beach clean this Sunday in aid of Hastings Lifeboat Station, as the Hastings branch of the RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Institution – reports.

Posted 09:04 Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 In: Grassroots
Ore Community Centre

A visit to Ore Community Centre

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The monthly street market in King's Road, a hot spot for new businesses. What do you think of it all?

Come along and talk to us about your town

St Leonards-based social enterprise Coastal Action is currently researching a major project on social change and gentrification in the town and is looking for help from local people happy to talk about their experience of what is happening where they are, as Chris Connelly explains.

Permaculturist Anna Locke

Transition Town news

Transition Town Hastings (TTH) is part of the national network of Transition Towns, a local non-political group of volunteers formed to respond to climate change and over-dependence on fossil fuels, campaigning for sustainable living and community participation, knowledge sharing and awareness raising. Here’s their latest news update about events happening locally.

Field 2015

Trees in art and nature

In and around Hastings we are fortunate to have so many trees and woods. Trees mark the changing seasons, the cycle of life. Always changing.  But how often do we think – or even know – about trees? HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talks to one person who does, Jim Roseveare, tree surgeon, artist and tutor of Looking At Trees with the Workers’ Educational Association, WEA.

The pier on the day it reopened in April 2016. Friends of Hastings Pier's attempts to keep it in community hands now hang in the balance.

Do-or-die time for the pier

The Friends of Hastings Pier (FoHP) have been told they need to prove their ability to raise at least £1 million by next Tuesday to remain in the bidding race. It’s do-or-die time for keeping the pier in community hands. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:04 Friday, Apr 20, 2018 In: Grassroots Tags: , ,
Council leader Peter Chowney shakes hands with Ian Sier, Ore CLT's special projects officer. Next to him is the group's secretary, Becky Polian, and Heather Bishop, Labour candidate for Ore ward.

Ore CLT takes over parts of Speckled Wood

Ore Community Land Trust have taken ownership of parts of Speckled Wood from the council. As they prepare to receive further plots, work is under way to clear accumulated rubbish on their new land. Nick Terdre reports.

Free Santa's Grotto.

It’s all systems go for Christmas charities

Christmas is a busy time for charities working with homeless people and families short of the resources to provide for themselves at the toughest time of the year. This is especially true for those charities with a Christmas focus, such as Surviving Christmas, which will be providing its usual seasonal hospitality. Another event has been arranged at the YMCA. Nick Terdre (himself a Surviving Christmas volunteer) reports. Photos by Surviving Christmas.

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