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Volunteers needed for Sustainability-on-sea Festival!

Last year Transition Town Hastings (TTH) and Energise Sussex Coast presented the Sustainability-on-sea Festival; a collaboration which explored ideas and initiatives to help to build a sustainable future for the current and next generation of residents in Hastings and St. Leonards. TTH are now seeking volunteers to help make this year’s festival an even greater success. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

If you are concerned with matters about preserving the sustainability of our local environment, or simply willing to lend your expertise to an important cause, then you are welcome and encouraged to attend the Sustainability-on-sea Festival planning meeting, this Wednesday 20 March, 7:30 pm at the White Rock Hotel (ask at reception for location).

Local resident, Zelly Restorick, speaking at last years SOS festival

Local resident and HOT member Zelly Restorick speaking at last year’s SOS festival.

Seeking to build upon last year’s success, Sherry Clark, the co-chair person of Transition Town Hastings remarked, “We really want to continue this important, colourful and inspiring community events, but we need some more helpers and the big plus is, it’s so much FUN and you get to meet new people!”

She continued, “We really need a team of committed volunteers to make this happen. Please come along to the meeting if you can commit ANY time to help make this years’ festival an even BIGGER success!”

In particular, TTH are seeking:

  • A lead coordinator and a team of support coordinators
  • A media and publicity volunteer
  • A fundraising/sponsorship volunteer.
  • Volunteers to collate the information for the Green Guide
  • A volunteer to keep the WordPress website updated with Green Guide entries and events.

However, any means of support you can offer would be much appreciated!


Musical entertainment from the East Hill Sunshine Band at last year’s event.

Last years event saw a number of local organisations present means in which we can
create a sustainable future. The United Nations Association of Hastings and Bexhil
presented the Ocean Symposium at St. Mary in the Castle, covering our oceans and global issues. Demand Energy Equality hosted a workshop showing attendees how to build their own solar panels, while the EU Interreg Climate Active Neighbourhoods Project discussed the pros and cons of renewable energy.

The festival concluded with the Big Green Fair on the Stade Open Space and Stade
Hall where there were  a variety of stalls selling eco-wares and presenting information on topics such as transport, waste, energy, food and housing.

The Sustainability-on-sea Festival planning meeting takes place Wednesday 20 March, 7:30pm at the White Rock Hotel.

If you are are unable to attend, you can contact the Transition Town Hastings team at

Or through social media; on Twitter @TTHastingsUK and Facebook by clicking here.

Posted 12:14 Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 In: Energy

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