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 […]

Then and now – The Kings Head in Ore

Once again with grateful thanks to those who compose the Derelict in the UK website and social media pages we bring you another pub, this time The Kings Head in Rye Road. Derelict in the UK say it was difficult to find out much history of the The Kings Head although the first mention they […]

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 […]


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