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More than 50 lend a hand in Speckled Wood spring clean

There was a good turnout of folk to help clear rubbish from Speckled Wood in Ore last Saturday morning as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean. Ore Community Land Trust, which owns part of the wood and is seeking to buy the remainder, reports.

Posted 17:57 Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Great Spring Clean Jim Breeds Keep Britain Tiday Ore CLT Speckled Wood

Well-attended vigil attests to town’s solidarity with Muslims

A large crowd gathered outside Hastings Mosque on Friday to show solidarity with our Muslim fellow citizens in the wake of the murderous assaults on mosques in New Zealand the week before. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 07:29 Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Hastings Community of Sanctuary Imam Sheikh Ismail Yusuf Jane Grimshaw mosque Muslims Nick Terdre Nigel Sinden Rachel Lever

Vigil to be held for victims of Christchurch attack outside Hastings Mosque on Friday

Hastings Community of Sanctuary, Hastings Supports Refugees and Hastings and Rother Refugee Buddy Project have organised a vigil outside the mosque in St Leonards on Friday 22 March. Nick Terdre reports.

Calling all keen gardeners in Hastings and beyond!

Simone Brookes of the Education Futures Trust has an appeal for all keen gardeners in Hastings and its environs to help build its Secret Garden project.

Posted 16:55 Friday, Mar 15, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Education Futures Trust Secret Garden Simone Brookes

Hastings pier owner fined for tax offences in Eastbourne

Sheikh Abid Gulzar, the owner of Hastings and Eastbourne piers, has been fined for tax offences deriving from the non payment of Paye and national insurance contributions in connection with his business interests in Eastbourne. Back in Hastings he faces proceedings brought by former pier employees, and has already lost one such case. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Cliff van Coevorden.

Posted 17:39 Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Amber Rudd Cliff van Coevorden Gulzar Hastings Pier Charity NICs Paye pier

Dog attacks leave sheep dead in the Country Park

Twelve sheep, all in lamb, died and others were injured when two out-of-control dogs got into their field on Sunday morning, HBC communications department reports.

Posted 16:22 Monday, Mar 4, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Colin Fitzgerald Country Park dog attack

HFS launches mobile training

With the support of Sussex Freemasons, Hastings Furniture Services has set up a mobile workshop to take training opportunities to people unable to come to them, as the charity reports.

Posted 17:51 Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 In: Grassroots Tags: Hastings Furniture Service HFS Masonic Charitable Foundation Mike Harris Naomi Ridley Sussex Freemasons Workshop on Wheels

Surviving Christmas in top gear

This week the Surviving Christmas charity is in top gear, with a focus on packing and delivering hampers across Hastings and Rother ahead of opening its doors on Christmas and Boxing days to provide festive hospitality to those who would otherwise miss out. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Surviving Christmas.

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