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 […]

Big-Local – making lives ‘a bit brighter’ in North-East Hastings

Residents of North-East Hastings can look forward to another varied programme of activities in the coming months following the awarding of over £14,000 in grants by the resident-led partnership that runs Big Local North-East Hastings. Each year £20,000 is allocated for bids to provide activities for local residents. In this year’s first round, 14 bids […]

Remembering the forgotten army – why it’s finally time for a day of commemoration

There’s an online petition demanding a national day of recognition to commemorate the often overlooked VJ day (Victory in Japan) on August 15th 1945, which marked the real end of the Second World War. Former Hastings Borough Councillor Richard Street has a special reason to feel passionately about the issue and below he explains why. […]

MP’s magical Marshlink tour – it’s the volunteers who make the difference

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd was given a whistle stop tour of some of the community work being undertaken at some Marshlink stations last Saturday. The tour was organised by John Spencer of Winchelsea, one of the volunteers working for the Sussex Community Rail Partnership, the community interest company which encourages community use of […]