Community is working together to help protect the future of Speckled Wood

A primary school, a business and the Ore Community Land Trust (Ore CLT) have come together in a unique way to help protect the environment. Banfield and Pomphrey Funeral Directors’ shop window in Old London Road was transformed with a wildlife window display put together by Ore Community Land Trust (Ore CLT) and pupils of […]

Labour’s bucking the national trends in Hastings – but not in a good way

Labour politicians in Hastings appear reluctant to accept any responsibility for the losses suffered by the party at the local elections held a month ago today. Instead local Labour cites ‘national trends’ for its poor showing which included the loss of four seats to the Tories and one to the Greens at borough level and […]

Big Local’s small grants to benefit North-East Hastings residents

At a recent meeting of its Small Grants Sub-Committee, Big Local North-East Hastings agreed to grant more than £15,000 to 14 organisations to offer a wide range of services and events to local residents in the coming months. These included:  Hastings Storytelling Festival for two performances of Ling Nose puppets at Sandown School as part […]

Ore Library finally reopens to community after long wait

By Tom McCann Ore Village Library reopened to the public on Saturday for the first time in three years – since it was closed by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) in 2018 as part of a programme of cuts. Almost as soon as the doors closed for the final time a campaign was started by […]

Teamwork brings in ‘Ore-some’ results at station

A team of volunteers from Greener Futures worked for two days at Ore station on a large scale litter pick, they renewed the planter plants and raked over the soil. Co-operation between Southeast Communities Rail Partnership (SCRP), Groundwork South – Greener Futures, train operating company Southern and Network Rail has brought about significant improvements to […]

Will Martineau Lane mega-build be planning councillors’ ‘line in the sand’?

Councillor says planning committee has to draw ‘a line in the sand’. Tired of committee being branded ‘toothless‘ and ‘spineless’. Council’s planning officers may be unwilling or unable to support councillors’ decisions. It’s time to draw a line in the sand on planning matters within Hastings in an attempt to change the public’s perception of […]

Your chance to shape the future of your town!

You have two weeks left to have your say on the document that will shape the town right through until 2039. In January Hastings Borough Council (HBC) launched its consultation on the Draft Local Plan. As the end of the eight-week consultation approaches, the council says it wants to ensure that everyone has a chance […]