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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?

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

999 Emergency Services Display
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.

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