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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

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.

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.

Posted 18:44 Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 In: Grassroots Tags: Child Support Agency Dom's Food Mission Fair Share Hastings Furniture Service HSBC Martin Hyland Morrison's Paul Tablord Saico Sainsbury's Salvation Army Soul Express Sue Evans Surviving Christmas Sussex Coast College Tesco Walker's restaurant Xtrax

Philosophy and coffee – and more – on the menu at Grand Rue de Pera cafe and shop

Among the varied programme of events at the Grand Rue De Pera shop and cafe on Queen’s Road is the Philosophy Coffee Club. Hanik Blackman has been along for a taste of the debate (not to mention the coffee) and reports back.

Posted 19:54 Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 In: Grassroots Tags: Hanik Blackman Philosophy Coffee Club Shelley Feldman

Carol concert coming as Seaview’s work goes on

As Seaview prepares for its Christmas carol concert, the annual general meeting has learnt how the charity continues to find a way to provide a vital service to homeless and vulnerable people despite reduced government funding. Report by Nick Terdre, photos by John Stiles.

Posted 15:18 Monday, Dec 4, 2017 In: Grassroots Tags: Annie Whelan Big Sleep Chris Whelan Now and then rough sleepers Seaview Sound Waves talent Time To Shine
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