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 […]

Bid to reopen Ore library is on the right track at last

It’s all looking positive for community plans to reopen Ore library. Campaigners were able to get inside the building yesterday and local councillor Heather Bishop says the well stocked library is in great condition and could reopen tomorrow. At the same time they were able to chat to officials from East Sussex County Council (ESCC) […]

Protecting Ore’s ‘urban green space’

Ore Community Land Trust (OCLT) has been granted £20,200 by Big Local North East Hastings to progress its plans to buy three plots of land in Speckled Wood in Ore. Speckled Wood covers roughly 13 acres of woodland  in the upper Ore Valley which is the last remaining large green lung in the area. For […]

When will the doors of Ore Library finally reopen?

It’s a year since Ore Library closed its doors – the community facility was axed as part of a round of spending cuts by East Sussex County Council (ESCC). Shortly before its closure local Conservatives – during the election campaign for Hastings Borough Council (HBC) – proclaimed they had ‘saved’ the library for the community […]

Community’s effort to tackle ‘terrible’ litter problem in Ore

More than 50 people turned up on Saturday morning to help clear rubbish from Speckled Wood in Ore as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great Spring Clean. Cubs and scouts from the 4th Hastings group based in Ore joined their parents and more than 40 local residents along with their children and dogs. Between them […]