Parchment Trust – providing ‘purpose, joy, skills and development’ says MP

‘Inspiring’ is how local MP Sally-Ann Hart described the work of The Parchment Trust after she paid a visit to the charity’s facilities in Ore last week. On her visit she says she heard about ‘the incredible work’ the charity is doing to support those with special educational needs with training and development to get […]

‘Ore-some’ leap in station usage

Almost a quarter-million rail journeys started or ended at Ore station in 2018/19, according to the latest official estimates of station usage from the Office of Rail and Road.  The 240,652 station entries and exits in the year to March 31st 2019 represent an annual increase of nearly 40 per cent. The Marshlink station is […]

More good news for community group planning library reopening in Ore

The community group working to reopen Ore Library are celebrating again having won a £6,000 grant from Big Local North East Hastings (BLNEH) to help cover some of their costs in the first year of operation. Juliet Harris, co-chair of Ore Community Library Group (OCLG) said: “We are delighted that BLNEH has granted our funding […]

Ore library – the hard work starts here

The men and women who have worked all summer to secure the reopening of Ore Library are ready for the next stage of their journey and acknowledge that the real work starts now. With the news on Tuesday that East Sussex County Council is willing to grant a lease to Ore Community Library Group it’s […]

It’s all systems go – Ore Library will be reopening thanks to community effort

It’s all systems go to reopen the doors of Ore library, a community facility that’s been lying locked and deserted since May 2018. Yesterday East Sussex County Council’s lead member for resources, Councillor Nick Bennett, approved a proposal to lease the Ore Library building to Ore Community Library Group. The newly-formed group will take on […]

County poised to green-light Ore library reopening plan

It’s all looking good for the reopening of Ore library. Papers made public this morning by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) show that officials are recommending approval of a plan to lease the Ore Library building to the Ore Community Library Group (OCLG). When he considers his decision next Monday, Councillor Nick Bennett ESCC’s lead member […]

Celebrating small shops’ place in the community

The search is on again to find the best small shops in the UK and local MP Amber Rudd says she hopes lots of local traders will enter. …get your entry in by Monday at www.bestsmallshops.co.uk The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their community […]