Culture and community

Urban Design Group
Our overall objective is to improve and enhance our existing environment by achieving a better standard of design for future developments in the area. Geographically our principal interest is development within Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, but also extends to significant issues within Bexhill, Battle, Rye and other areas of East Sussex.
Transition Town Hastings
Transition Town Hastings (TTH) is part of the Global Transition Network. Transition is a movement that has been growing around the world since 2005. It’s about communities stepping up to address the global challenges we face by starting local.  By coming together, we are able to crowd-source solutions. We seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other, […]
Hastings/Ore WI
Founded in 2011, Hastings Ore WI is a large, informal, non-traditional WI  group appealing to women from all backgrounds and ages. The majority of our members live in Hastings and St Leonard’s. We organise a wide variety of events, outings and activities for our members,  fund-raise for local charities, and members can alos apply for […]
Christ Church Hall, Old London Road, Hastings
TN35 5BG
Common Treasury
Share Your Great Idea In Our Treasure Chest Welcome to the Common Treasury, a place to share any inspiring ideas that you come across on your travels that could make Hastings a happier healthier town. Let’s build this into a treasure trove of adaptable ideas for a local economy that works within planetary limits and […]
C/o Energise Sussex Coast
Silchester Mews, 17a Silchester Road
St Leonards on Sea,
East Sussex

TN38 0JB
Arts on Prescription
Arts on Prescription CIC (AOP) is a not for profit organisation providing creative activities, reminiscence and confidence building workshops designed to enhance mental health, wellbeing and promote social engagement. An innovative community resource, AOP link art groups with health services to enable and promote wellbeing through creative arts-based workshops and inter-generational projects.  Residents of Hastings […]
Four Courts
Four courts community centre is situated in St Leonard’s on sea at the end of the large car park behind the high rise flats. With its good size hall you can fit plenty of bouncy castles and soft play packages. It suits children’s parties & offers a small gated outdoor space at the front. Below […]
Phone Number
02080362206
Sydney Cl, St Leonards, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea
TN38 9DD
The Yard Makers Markets
On the last Saturday of the month (between April and September), The Yard hosts the Hastings Makers Market. With almost 50 independent stalls and a plethora of open studios, the atmosphere is electric. A fantastic selection of small and local businesses, crafts people and artists sell at the market. With everything from hand baked dog […]
The Yard, Waterworks Road
Hastings, East Sussex
TN34 1RT
In2play
Who are we? In2Play is a community based play and activity group for your children and you. What do we do? We provide chances for local children,  (0-13 years) and parents and carers to have fun while they learn, play and grow. What can we offer your neighbourhood? Adventure Playground – an exciting indoor and outdoor playground to expand […]
Phone Number
01424 421 201
Hastings Adventure Playground
Broomgrove Road,
Hastings, East Sussex
TN34 3FW
Ore Community Centre
At Ore Community Centre our ethos is to ‘serve the local community’ by bringing together the local residents for educational, exercise, and social activities.  The Centre is run by the Ore Community Association which is a charity run by  local people and the users of the centre.    We have various rooms available to for […]
Phone Number
01424 432719
455 Old London Rd, Hastings
TN35 5BH
The Bridge
The Bridge Community Centre is open to all and based in Ore, in Hastings, East Sussex.
Phone Number
01424 433611
361 Priory Rd, Hastings
TN34 3NW
Cranbrook Farmers Market & The Fat Carrot Café
Open again every fourth Saturday 09.30 – 13.00 at the historic Grade II listed Vestry Hall, on the corner of The High Street and Stone Street, Cranbrook. At the heart of the community, the aim of the market is to support local producers and provide a Café area for local people and visitors to stop […]
Vestry Hall, on the corner of The High Street and Stone Street, Cranbrook.
Southeast Communities Rail Partnership
Sussex Community Rail Partnership works to connect communities and the railway across Sussex, Kent and Surrey. Community Rail is a nationwide movement, and you can be involved. Help shape the future of the railway, have your say, and bring your local station into the heart of the community.
Phone Number
07891 556897
Lewes Station, Station Road
Lewes, East Sussex,
BN72UP
Church Wood Community Orchard
In 2021 12 apple trees were planted. We are developing a local species wild flower meadow for pollinators. We hope the orchard will be a local resource for local residents and the public to enjoy. We need volunteers to maintain the site and help organize events. Also Contact us if you would like to visit.   […]
Phone Number
01424 852668
Church Wood /Local Nature Reserve in Hollington St Leonards East Sussex
Church in the Wood Lane, off Churchwood Drive, St Leonards.
Past Church Wood School and The Church to a parking area. Bus to Tesco.
TN38 9PB
Bohemia Walled Garden
The Bohemia Walled Garden Association was formed in 2009 in order to bring the Victorian Walled Garden in Summerfields back into active use for horticulture and associated educational and cultural activities. The Management Committee submits its annual report and financial statement for the Bohemia Walled Garden Association (BWGA) for each year ending 31st December. The garden is owned […]
Bohemia Walled Garden Association
Summerfields Wood Nature Reserve
Hastings
TN34 1ND
Goat Ledge
Located right on the beach in Warrior Square, St Leonard’s on Sea, Goat Ledge is a community café serving locally caught Fish baps, Delectable Cakes, Ice Creams, Waffles and Hot drinks. We also serve beer, wine and cocktails. Check Social Media for exact open/close hours. https://www.facebook.com/goatledge https://www.instagram.com/goatledge/
Goat Ledge, Lower Promenade,
Warrior Square,
St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex,

TN37 6FA
Printed Matter Bookshop
Independent bookshop selling new books ranging from sociology, philosophy, psychology, political science, criminology, social history, graphic novels, music, art & culture, economics, social geography, anthropology, nature, ecology, gardening, and fiction. Higher education, undergraduate and post-graduate books. Also sell vinyl. 10% Book discount for students with student ID (In-Store only) and 1066 Cards. Who am I? […]
Phone Number
01424 440466
185 Queens Rd, Hastings
TN34 1RG
Ore Community Land Trust
Ore Community Land Trust seeks to protect land in the Upper Ore Valley to save and enhance urban woodland and green space for community use and to protect animal habitat. We, therefore, campaign against development plans that would threaten the environment of the Valley. We also support positive regeneration plans and put forward ideas for […]
Phone Number
0738 3000 673
Ore Community Land Trust
c/o The Ore Centre
455 Old London Road
Ore
Hastings

TN35 5BH
United Nations Association (UNA)
These volunteer-run groups support our work by organising a diverse range of grass-roots activities. Ranging from speaker and fundraising events to film screenings and coffee mornings, these activities raise awareness and interest in the work of the United Nations at a local level across the country.
THE Y CENTRE
Hastings & Rother YMCA is a registered charity. It is a vibrant community and sports centre, which aims to help people of all ages to live a healthy lifestyle and to reach their full potential. The Y Centre offers a range of sporting activities, childcare and educational classes for the whole family. “The Y Centre […]
Phone Number
01424 429677
Y Centre, St Pauls Road
St Leonards, East Sussex,
TN37 6RS
Hollington Centre
Our community centre provides a welcoming space to enjoy joining in one of our classes or perhaps hiring some space to run one of yours. There’s just one thing missing: you! Contact us and become part of our community! We are always looking for enthusiastic VOLUNTEERS, please get in touch to find out more.
Phone Number
01424 852911 / 01424 852166 (evenings only)
1 Wishing Tree Rd N, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea
TN38 9LL
West St.Leonards Forum
The West St Leonards Forum has been created by local people, is a new initiative to bring together different local community interests and people to deal with the needs and challenges of our neighbourhood. We aim to tackle the area’s social, economic and physical issues and one way we can do this is by being […]
15 Seaside Road – St.Leonards-on-Sea – East Sussex
TN38 0AL
Alexandra Park Greenhouse
Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group sell plants nurtured in the greenhouse and with the support of local businesses, repairs have been carried out, borders restored, railings erected and cold frames built. Supermarket funding has enabled the group to commission restoration of most of the upper ironwork. Funding is currently being sought for repairs to the teak […]
Phone Number
07949 829 168
Upper Part of Alexandra Park
TN34 2LQ
Heart of Hastings
The Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust is a Community Benefit Society with a strong asset lock, so that means it’s all about long term community ownership. We operate in White Rock and Ore Valley. Our long term goals are to create affordable homes, spaces and opportunity. As a community land trust we ensure that our assets […]
Phone Number
07526 130778
Eagle House
27-29 Cambridge Road
Hastings
TN34 1DJ
West Marina Group
We are building on past community efforts to create a vibrant space in West Marina for visitors, local people and business owners.
Wood People Connective
A ‘connective’ of people who through our individual work, and projects we do together, inform and celebrate with the wider public the value of trees, wood and woodlands through creative and experiential methods (art, craft, music, bushcraft, story, play, activities and opportunities to learn new skills).
Coastal Currents Arts Festival
The 2020 Festival will take place if funding allows during the whole of September with the Open Studios on the weekends of 5/6 and 12/13. Please donate now to make 2020 happen https://www.gofundme.com/f/coastal-currents-2020 Submissions to Take Part will open in early 2020 website here coastalcurrents.org.uk/taking-part Our funding has been cut Support us here gofundme.com/coastal-currents-2020 Coastal Currents […]
This climate emergency strategy and action plan was developed to support the Climate Emergency motion Hastings Borough Council declared during 2019. Our vision is to make Hastings carbon neutral by 2030. It covers the borough of Hastings, however, to meet the target of carbon neutrality by 2030, the impact of this strategy, needs to ripple […]
Women’s Voice Hastings
Women’s Voice is a non-profit Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), run by women for women in Hastings & St Leonards. Women’s Voice seeks to: empower all local women, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexuality or ability encourage respect and awareness amongst all cultures and beliefs promote gender equality support equal opportunities for all women
Hastings & Rother Refugee Buddy Project
The Buddy Project is taking shape and growing every day. Volunteers have been carrying out ad hoc buddying activities with the newly arriving Syrian families, and in doing so, forming close and friendly relationships. The refugees usually arrive directly from refugee camps and arrive here with nothing. The Buddies help to prepare a new home […]
19 Grand Parade, St Leonards on Sea (Café)
Tidy Up St Leonards
Tidy Up St Leonards is a voluntary local action team organised by John Funnell, Richard Wesley and others who feel passionately about the state of their local streets. Yes, we pay council tax and the local council has a responsibility to clean the streets, but in the face of cuts in spending and services, it is […]