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Nicholas Royle and Alex Lockwood

Nicholas Royle and Alex Lockwood

Transition Town Hastings news

In the coming weeks, there’s a lot going on in the town in connection with Transition Town Hastings (TTH). Take a look and see what catches your eye. Zelly Restorick writes. If you’re interested in finding out more about TTH or in volunteering with them, they’d be very pleased to hear from you. They’re a very friendly bunch 🙂

Climate Change, the Anthropocene, and Language: a conversation

A reminder about this event, happening this Friday 24 November at The Beacon. TTH are partnering with Energise Sussex Coast for this very exciting event, where two very interesting writers, Nicholas Royle and Alex Lockwood, will be talking about our relationship to animals, language and writing in a time of mass extinction. Are animals talking to us? How is writing adapting to dramatic environmental change?

The Beacon will also have a delicious vegan dinner available to purchase. This is a free event (although a suggested donation of £2 would be very welcome), please sign up via Eventbrite and to find out more visit the TTH website or the FB page.

solar-panels-943999-300x225TTH Energy Group

Keep up with the latest developments of the TTH Energy Group, where all kinds of exciting conversations are taking place around what’s possible for Hastings and St Leonards. Be a part of the drive to start our own community energy revolution!

Next meeting is Thursday 14 Dec 7.30pm – 9pm at The White Rock Hotel. All welcome.

Hastings Debates

Hastings Supports Refugees are taking a short break from their Hastings Debates series until the new year, when they have invited Clare Mosely, founder of Care 4 Calais, to lead a debate. Care 4 Calais is one of the key organisations supporting refugees in Calais. HSR require donations to aid refugees in Greece and Calais. You can donate here.

Hastings Greenway Group

Hastings Greenway Group will be holding their AGM at 7pm on 23 November at the White Rock Hotel. Website: Hastings Greenway.

Ore Valley Action

A public meeting regarding Gemselect’s proposed over-development of the Ore Valley and re-location of the Greenway. 10.30am 2 December at the Salvation Army Hall in Ore.

Hastings Sustainable Tranport Forum

Following their launch last month the STF will hold an open meeting at 7pm on 11 December at the White Rock Hotel. For more details contact or visit Hastings Greenway.

UnknownPermaculture Workshop

Anna Locke has another workshop coming up on Sat 25 November: ‘How to Plant a Forage Garden’. This workshop will teach you how to fill your garden with low maintenance and edible plants to pick all year round; what to plant with what, in a space suitable for you. For more info or to book contact Anna at or visit Anna Locke Permaculture.

TTH Community Garden

TTH want to give big thanks to all who came to their recent open day – and for all your generous donations! With donations and a raffle collection they raised a total of £74 – for buying some new tools!

Gardening sessions are now fortnightly, due to the colder weather. TTH are seeking volunteers to help in the garden and also to help us with their garden design plan and more creative tasks such as making signage for the garden.

imagesBulk Buying

There’s a potential bulk buying scheme on the cards for all your dried foods and domestic products. Chris Richards set up a similar scheme in Brighton 10 years ago which is still going now. The bulk buy will come from Infinity Foods in Brighton which also supply our local whole food store, Trinity.

Infinity Wholefoods deliver to the Hastings & St Leonards area on Wednesdays with a minimum order of £250. Therefore if 5 people ordered £50 of food it would cover the minimum order. This would only be for dried goods (no fruit and veg).

Benefits include; high quality (organic/fairtrade) foods at wholesale prices, fewer shopping trips, less packaging and is building community. If you’re interested in this scheme contact Chris directly at

The Transition Town movement

In case you want to learn more about the motivation for the movement or be inspired – here’s a Ted Talk from founder of the Transition Towns Movement, Rob Hopkins: ‘Transition to a world without oil’:

More info: Transition Town Hastings

Posted 10:11 Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 In: Energy Wise

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