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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

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.

Posted 04:11 Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Central England Co-operative East of England Co-op Energise Sussex Coast Scotmid Co-operative Southern Co-op The Channel Islands Co-operative Society The Co-op The Midcounties Co-operative Trinity Wholefoods

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: Sophie Negus Universal Credit

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.

Posted 11:15 Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Alison Paule Common Treasury Energise Sussex Coast Hazel Tilley Kate Tym Maff Potts Melissa Mean Nick Terdre Power to Change Stella Duffy

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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