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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?

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: 1066 Local Energy Energise Sussex Coast Transition Town Hastings

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

A visit to Ore Community Centre

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Posted 13:11 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 In: Grassroots Tags: community ESCC Free food event Hastings health hub Ore Community Centre Ore Library Ore Village school toddler group volunteers What's on in Hastings

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.

Posted 19:28 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 In: Grassroots Tags: Chris Connelly Coastal Action focus groups gentrification James Prentice St Leonards

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.

Posted 08:58 Thursday, May 3, 2018 In: Grassroots Tags: Abby Nicol Anna Locke bohemia walled garden Energise Sussex Coast Green Drinks Interreg North West Europe Ore Valley Greenway Pea Pod Veg SHINE Sustainability Week Sustainable Food Trust The Beacon The Big Lunch Transition Town Hastings
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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.

Posted 19:51 Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 In: Grassroots Tags: Andrew Kotting Danny Pockets Jim Roseveare Looking At Trees WEA Workers Educational Association yumino Seki

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: Friends of Hastings Pier Hastings Pier Shareholders
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