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Have your say on ESCC cuts

East Sussex County Council has issued a press release calling on residents to have their say on how the next round of budget savings – or cuts – are to be made.  A saving of £600 per household must be made, it says. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 14:14 Monday, Oct 5, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: budget Cllr Elkin cuts ESCC savings Zelly Restorick

Seaview’s Big Sleep proves a resounding success

Seaview Project’s Big Sleep initiative to publicise the growing problem of homelessness in Hastings proved a resounding success, and there is a good chance it may be repeated next year. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:59 Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Aesop Becky Powell Big Sleep Elaine Partington Half Burger Half Man homelessness King Size Slim Lisa Harmer-Pope Mighty Sounds Mouseview Nick Terdre Seaview Sue Burgess
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Hunting for herbs

Transition Town Hastings have once again joined (non-violent!) forces with local resident, Ben Fairlight Edwards, The Barefoot Herbalist, to organise a foraging herbal walk.

Posted 13:00 Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Ben Fairlight Edwards herbal walk Transition Town Hastings

Ready for the Big Sleep

This Friday evening the Seaview Project will throw the spotlight on the growing problem of homelessness in Hastings with an evening of music in the Stade Open Space followed by the Big Sleep, when some 150 fund-raising volunteers will bed down in the open to experience the reality of sleeping rough for a night. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:08 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Big Sleep Foreshore Trust homelessness King Size Slim Lisa Harmer-Pope Mighty Sounds Park Lane Group Pissarro’s Seaview Simply Italian Stade Open Space Stamco Sue Burgess Undercliffe House

Library plans on display at open days

You can get a sneak peek at the new plans to provide Hastings with an improved and enhanced library at two open days next month.

Posted 11:13 In: Home Ground Tags: Brassey Institute Cllr Chris Dowling East Sussex County Council Hastings library Lead member for Community Services library
Fun at The Pocket Park Photo Martin Styring

Autumnal abundance at The Pocket Park

The Pocket Park is a wildlife and community growing project, located off Hughenden Road in Hastings and they’re celebrating the approach of autumn with a day of abundance. 

Posted 07:47 Monday, Sep 21, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Autumn Abundance Hughenden Road The Pocket Park
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Huge boost to Xtrax

Hastings local charity, Xtrax Young People’s Centre, received huge boast this week from its new partners ‘The Community Shop’ in Ore with a donation of £1000.

Posted 07:30 In: Home Ground Tags: Jan Witcchy Karen Ironside Lisa Stretton Lore Duck The Community Shop Xtrax

Low Tide Cycle Race

HOT’s Bevali Francis finds out more about The Labyrinth’s Low Tide Cycle Race.

Posted 06:56 Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Bevali Francis Bottle Alley Bike Bomb Low Tide Cycle Race The Labyrinth
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