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 […]

A day full of family fun – Fun Palace arrives in Ore…

Plans for the first ever ‘Fun Palace’ in Ore next month will create a ‘lasting cultural event’ in the community organisers hope. Saturday October 5th is the date the event is planned to take place between 11am and 3.30pm at Ore Community Centre in Old London Road. “There will be a day full of fun […]

Money helps make lives ‘that bit better’

More than £100,000 has gone in to projects in North-East Hastings in the last year making people’s lives, ‘that bit better’. Residents of North-East Hastings gathered at the Bridge Community Centre on Saturday for the Annual General Meeting of Big Local North-East Hastings. In 2012, 150 areas in the country were granted £1 million of […]

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) […]

Ore Valley Campus is a ‘model of excellence’

Solar panels on the roof of the Ore Valley Campus of East Sussex College will save over £5,000 a year on energy costs. Hastings MP Amber Rudd is encouraging more schools and businesses to copy the example set by Ore Valley which at one stage this month was generating 76 per cent of its energy […]