Culture and community
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.
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 […]
The Bridge Community Centre is open to all and based in Ore, in Hastings, East Sussex.
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 […]
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.
We are building on past community efforts to create a vibrant space in West Marina for visitors, local people and business owners.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Orchard trees were planted by Brighton Permaculture Trust (Stepfan and Robbie); HBC Officers Chris Wilken and Nick Hennessy; and TCV members Alex and Owen on Sunday 21st February 2021. The group plans to develop a local species, wildflower meadow and wildlife-friendly creative activities.
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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/
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]