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									                                                                            Contact:     Mrs Nicola Evans                      Tel   07891 039334
1066 Childminding Association                                               Position:    Chair
Contact:     Mrs Charlotte Barcellona              Tel   07930 971999
                                                                            Address:     24 Hazelwood Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7HL
Position:    Treasurer
                                                                            Contact Information:
Contact Information:
                                                                            We have quarterly team meetings for the members who are raising
Contact mobile for more information.                                        funds. We vary the nights of week and venues around Hastings,
What We Offer:                                                              Bexhill, Battle, Eastbourne. So for those who aren't able to come one
                                                                            month can get to us at another meeting. We meet in pubs / church
Our aim is to support childminders and their children, providing            halls etc. You can always email or tel any time. There is a quarterly
resources and drop-in activities, enabling children to be a part of a       newsletter sent out too. We have access for all inc disabled toilets, etc.
larger group and have a wider range of curriculum based activities. This    As we want everyone to be involved with bringing community spirit back
prevents childminders from feeling isolated and we hope to seek             into 1066 Country.
additional training and workshops for our members. We have a vacancy
and information support line for both childminders and parents seeking      What We Offer:
childcare.                                                                  1066 Fundraisers are a non profit making association. We recruit team
                                                                            members who raise funds throughout the year to encourage community
1066 Country Olympic Focus Group                                            togetherness as well as raising funds for charities nominated by our
                                                                            members. At the end of the year there is a celebration weekend where
Contact:     Mr John Hodges                        Tel   01424 429126       the teams come together to celebrate their achievements, by taking
Position:    Chair                                                          part in a 20 hour relay in honour of those touched by the nominated
                                                                            charities. The 1066 Fundraisers Teams organise fundraising activities
Address:     Summerfields Business Centre, Bohemia Road, TN34 1UT
                                                                            for their nominated charities. It can be as simple as a raffle or coffee
eMail:                                      morning. We are about raising awareness, having fun as well as raising
Website:                                   funds. We require general help and volunteers/people who would like to
                                                                            be more involved can join the committee to help with event organising,
Contact Information:                                                        team recruitment, publicity, finance.
As the Chair I can be contacted at any reasonable time. Our meetings
are held at Summerfields Business Centre and if anyone out there has        1066 Specials
a will to see Hastings prosper, and has any bright ideas loosely
connected with the focus of the Olympics that is currently falling on the   Contact:     Mr Barry Elphick                      Tel   01424 214280.
UK (WE ARE NOT A SPORTING GROUP) please contact me as they                  Position:    Chair
are welcome to come along.                                                  Address:     1 Wentworth Close, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2PQ
What We Offer:                                                              eMail:
To promote Hastings and Rother to the world through building a              Website:
composite but unique picture. This will be achieved by combining many
aspects of life, cultural, sporting, historical geographical,               Contact Information:
environmental,social and including health and education and a directory     First and last Saturday of the month at Bexhill College, Penland Road,
of every business that is present in the area. We believe that by           Bexhill.
creating this view of Hastings we can attract inward investment either      We have three sessions 9:30am - 12:30pm
through the permanent relocation of new businesses, or through the
occasional presence of tourism. The Olympic Focus Group sit as              What We Offer:
enablers within a much larger strategic plan that features Jerwood,         Provide football coaching and competition for young people with
UCH, Sussex Coast College, Enviro Park, arts & media etc, all is            disabilities from ages 7 - 16 and 16+, in a safe, friendly environment.
directed to creating a better, more prosperous Hastings for everyone.
                                                                            1st Battle Scout Group
1066 Enterprise                                                                          Mr Matthew Lock                             01424 421938
                                                                            Contact:                                           Tel
Contact:     Mr Graham Marley                      Tel   01424 205500       Position:    Scout Leader
Position:    Chief Executive                       Fax   01424 205501
                                                                            Address:     St Mary's Church Hall, Upper Lake, Battle, TN33 0AN
Address:     Summerfields Business Centre, Bohemia Road, Hastings,
             TN34 1UT                                                       eMail:

eMail:                                                                      Website:
Website:                                       Contact Information:

Contact Information:                                                        Beaver Scouts (6-8 years), Monday 16:30 - 17:30
                                                                            Cub Scouts (8-10 years), Monday 17:45 - 19:15
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm. Closed on Public Holidays                Scouts (10-14 years), Friday 19:00 - 21:00
What We Offer:                                                              Best to contact landline in evening and leave a message

Ten Sixty Six Enterprise is the enterprise agency for Hastings and          What We Offer:
Rother, and the delivery arm for Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce.         All members take part in a balanced programme of activities suitable
We have a comprehensive strategy for helping those who wish to start        for their age. The key focus is to have fun whilst improving confidence
up new businesses and also provide on-going guidance and support for        and developing life skills. We are a uniformed charity where members
established businesses.                                                     receive badges to acknowledge their achievements. Younger members
                                                                            tend to take part in more craft activities with increasing progression to
We are an ILM accredited training provider and the main point of            outdoor activities as members get older. A Beaver might have a one
contact for business support services in Hastings and Rother, and work      night sleepover, a Cub a weekend camp and a Scout would take part in
with partners throughout Sussex, Kent and Surrey to ensure that             a week long activity camp enjoying air rifle shooting, kayaking,
businesses get the best possible help available.                            abseiling, hiking, ice skating, caving, rafting and quad biking amongst
                                                                            many others.
1066 Fundraisers (formally Cancer
Research UK Relay for Life Hastings)                                        73a Centre
Contact:     Liz Cara                              Tel   01424 213099        Website:
Position:    Project Co-ordinator                  Fax   01424 731867        Contact Information:
Address:     73a London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3LB
                                                                             This is a part-time project but messages will always be picked up and
eMail:                                    acted on quickly.
Website:                                             What We Offer:
Contact Information:                                                         The Rother Volunteer Support Project supports voluntary organisations
                                                                             in rural Rother. Sharing information about health issues, good practice,
Monday – Friday 10-4pm                                                       training, funding and will assist with volunteer recruitment. It also liaises
Weekly drop ins Battle Friday 10-12.30pm Rye 10-12.30pm                      with Statutory Agencies to work jointly for the benefit of rural people.
What We Offer:
We provide support to individuals experiencing mental health issues in       Action in Rural Sussex - Village Care
Bexhill and rural Rother. The centre offers a range of activities in a
supportive setting and works with individuals to enhance their quality of    Programme
life by developing confidence and daily living skills.                       Contact:       Caroline Scotter                      Tel    01273 473422
AAAC Counselling Service                                                     Address:      Sussex House, 212 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2NH
Contact:     Ms Deborah Cullen                     Tel   01424 839130        eMail:
Position:    Service Director                      Fax   01424 882799
Address:     Astec House, 10-12 Sedlescombe Road South, St                   What We Offer:
             Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 OTA
                                                                             Supporting older people and carers to retain their independence and
eMail:                                     lead active, healthy lives by helping to set up or support lunch clubs,
                                          social groups, befriending, volunteer driving scheme run by volunteers
                                                                             in villages. Helping to co-ordinate services in rural areas.
Contact Information:
Open during office hours Monday to Friday 9 - 5pm by appt. Only.             Activ8 (Hastings & Rother Mind)
Messages can be left at any time.
                                                                             Contact:      Ms Su Barnicoat                        Tel    01424 442435
What We Offer:                                                               Position:     Development Manager
Currently to access the service referrals must be made by GP's or            Address:      6 Trinity Street, Hastings, TN34 1HG
Health Professionals.
AAAC Counselling provides short-term counselling at venues in St             eMail:
Leonard's, Bexhill or Battle for Adults (18+) who have been Abused as        Website:
Children or who have suffered other Traumas, either as a child or as an
adult                                                                        Contact Information:
We have Female and Male Counsellors on the team.                             Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm are core times. Open at other times.
Developing workshops to support counsellors within their practice,i.e:       Phone to check availability of activities.
Safeguarding for Counsellors
                                                                             What We Offer:

Action for Change                                                            We support people to maintain or improve their 'health and wellbeing'.
                                                                             Creative opportunities such as art, craft, photography, pottery, yoga,
Contact:                                           Tel   0300 111 2470       creative writing, music as well as volunteering is available. CAB-links
Position:                                          Fax   01424 430874        and Focus Peers are other initiatives where volunteers support people
                                                                             with practical tasks that help 'move their lives forward'. Training and
Address:     1st Floor, Hanover House, Marine Court, St Leonards-on-
                                                                             mental health information available.
             Sea, TN38 0DX
eMail:                              AD/HD Adult & Adolescent Support
Contact Information:
                                                                             Contact:      Mrs Judith Monk                        Tel    01424 420767
There are regular information and advice centres throughout the
                                                                             Position:     Facilitator                            Fax    01424 202933
Hastings and Rother area, as well as the rest of East Sussex. Hanover
House has a clinic every Friday morning and Wednesday evening.               Address:
Please call us for the latest information or check the web site.             eMail:
What We Offer:
                                                                             Contact Information:
Action for Change offers a range of educative, preventative,
counselling, group work and treatment services for people over 18 who        Office hours, except in an emergency - then 'til 9pm.
are having problems with their alcohol consumption. This service now         What We Offer:
includes the provision to offer clients a detoxification service. This can
be at home or at the main office or in-patient, depending on the needs       This Network exists to give advice and support to adults and
of the individual. Our core purpose is to help bring about a change in       adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyper-activity Disorder and their
their use of alcohol, enabling improvements in the quality of peoples        families and carers.
lives. We also provide a service for families and relatives of people who    We do this by:* early intervention training with Challenging Children
have problems with alcohol.                                                  courses for parents of younger and adolescent children with AD/HD and
                                                                             awareness training in schools. * assisting with connecting people with
                                                                             AD/HD to sympathetic and knowledgeable services and professionals *
Action in Rural Sussex                                                       offering AD/HD Awareness Training to organisations such as probation,
Contact:     Mrs Nan Hacking                       Tel   01424 882026        the police, social services, dentists and any others for whom contact
                                                                             with AD/HD can provide a challenge. * offering support in Police
Position:    Development Officer                                             interviews where an appropriate adult with AD/HD knowledge is helpful
Address:     Rother Village Care Team, c/o Billingham Farm, Udimore,         * mailing information as required, to help sufferers of AD/HD access
             Rye, TN31 6BD                                                   the help they need and we assist in filling in Disability Benefit forms. *
eMail:                                                                       help in any and every other way possible within our finances!

                                                                              Neighbourhood Office, Kennedy Court, Stonehouse Drive. Open 9am-
ADHD Support Group                                                            1pm, Mon, Tues & Thurs * Hastings Neighbourhood Office, 46-48
Contact:     Mrs Isabel Foreman                    Tel   01424 430641         Chiltern Drive. Open 9am–1pm, Mon, Tues & Fri * The Watch Oak,
                                                                              Chain Lane, Battle, TN33 0YA. Open 9am-4pm * Sussex House,
Position:    Facilitator
                                                                              Ninfield Road, Sidley, TN39 5AE. Open 10am-4pm
Address:     16 Gillsmans Park, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0SW
                                                                              What We Offer:
                                                                              Amicus Horizon is a housing association which owns properties across
Contact Information:                                                          the South East of England. We are the main provider of rented housing
                                                                              in Hastings and St Leonards - with around 4,000 homes in the town.
Meets every Tues, 9.30 - 11.30am at the Elphinstone Family Centre,
                                                                              We provide another 4,000 homes in towns and villages across Rother
211 Elphinstone Road, TN34 2AX
                                                                              and over to West Sussex. 1,000 of these offer independent retirement
What We Offer:                                                                housing in safe, friendly sheltered housing schemes. All our properties
                                                                              in Sussex are let through the Sussex Homemove scheme which you
We support parents/carers, offering written and verbal information to
                                                                              can join by going to We reinvest all the rent we
empower them, to ensure their childrens needs are met. At time of
                                                                              receive from our tenants back into neighbourhood services. These
family stress we can offer help and support. The group plan outings
                                                                              include the country's first Residents Services Organisation, which
during the year which gives the children an opportunity to interact and
                                                                              employs local residents to provide environmental and decorating
learn from each other. We welcome new comers.
                                                                              services. We work closely with residents and community groups and
                                                                              provide many community projects and activities. If you'd like any more
Age UK East Sussex - Hastings                                                 information, we'd be happy to help - or you'll find more on our website.
- Hastings                                                                    ARRCC (Activity Respite &
Contact:     Mr Steve Hare                         Tel   01424 426162
Position:    Chief Executive                                                  Rehabilitation Care Centre) (Rye)
Address:     50 Robertson Street, Hastings, TN34 1HL                          Contact:      Grace O'Neill                         Tel   01797 227939
eMail:                                                                        Position:     Chief Executive                       Fax   01797 229363
                                                                              Address:      1 Kiln Drive, Rye, TN31 7SQ
Contact Information:
Hastings Office Open for clients to call in - Monday to Friday 10am -
1pm Office has a 24 hour ansaphone service                                    Contact Information:
What We Offer:                                                                ARRCC is open 5 days a week from 9:30am - 4pm and has full
                                                                              disabled access.
Age Concern East Sussex - Hastings provides support and services for
older people locally through a network of staff and dedicated                 What We Offer:
volunteers. Services include: Information and advice, advocacy service,
                                                                              ARRCC provides a day-care service for adults with physical and
day care, befriending, home from hospital service, take home and settle
                                                                              sensory impairments living in Rural Rother and Hastings. We work in
service, toe nail cutting, benefits advice outreach, health and well
                                                                              partnership with other organisations to provide support and advice to
being, falls prevention advice and charity shops.
                                                                              both members and their carers. ARRCC has an holistic approach to
                                                                              care and offers tutoring in creative arts, ITC skills and creative writing.
Alexandra Park Miniature Railway                                              We have therapists for massage, reflexology and beauty treatments.
                                                                              Counsellors are available to help with the emotional well-being of our
Contact:     Mrs Jillian Leonard                   Tel   01797 226905
                                                                              clients and includes art therapy and music therapy. Outings are
Position:    Secretary                             Fax   01424 425756         organised and we are developing an outreach service to help members
Address:     27 Kings Avenue, Rye, TN31 7LU                                   with shopping, banking and leisure activities.
                                                                              Association of Carers
Contact Information:
                                                                              Contact:      Ms Sue Palmer                         Tel   01424 722309
Open to the public on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month, 12noon -            Position:     Services Manager                      Fax   01424 422522
2pm,(extended running in the summer months) weather permitting.
                                                                              Address:      Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN
What We Offer:
We operate the Alexandra Park Miniature Railway on a not-for-profit
basis. We are located a few hundred yards south of Bucks Hole                 Website:
Reservoir, just off St Helens Road. We aim to preserve, maintain and          Contact Information:
eventually extend the railway and give rides to the public at 50p to
cover costs. We encourage all miniature railway enthusiasts, model            Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm voicemail available at other times
engineers and families, and are always looking for volunteers to help.        What We Offer:
We have a membership scheme for those interested. £12 full member
£6 associate/family membership (up to 4 people) for the year or part          The Association of Carers is a Charity that was set up in 1987 to
thereof.                                                                      provide a free respite service to family Carers in Hastings and has in
                                                                              recent years expanded into the whole of Rother, we match volunteers
                                                                              with the cared for person for three hours a week so that the Carer can
AmicusHorizon                                                                 get a break from their caring role.
Contact:                                           Tel   0800 121 6060        We also have a telephone talk and support service where we match a
                                                                              Carer with a befriending volunteer who will telephone the Carer at an
                                                                              agreed time to discuss their caring role in confidence.
Address:     PO Box 322, Sittingbourne, ME9 8PQ                               Other services are a computer help at home service for carers to be
eMail:                                   helped to use a computer and a young carers project to enable a young
                                                                              carer to get a break from their caring responsibility.
Contact Information:                                                          Autism Sussex Ltd
We have five local offices, all of which are open to the public and are       Contact:      Mrs Jean Rose                         Tel   01424 773366
accessible by people with disabilities: * Queensbury House, top of            Position:     Chief Executive Officer               Fax   01424 773322
Havelock Rd, Hastings TN34 1BP. Open 9am-5pm * St Leonards
Address:      Sussex House, Tills Courtyard, 19 High Street, Battle,         available for private group hire for organisations, and include wheelchair
              TN33 0EA                                                       accessibility. We run monthly shopping trips to Eastbourne, Rye and
                                                                             Tunbridge Wells.
                                                                             Battle Museum of Local History
Contact Information:
                                                                             Contact:                                            Tel   01424 775955
Head Office open hours Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm                       Position:
What We Offer:                                                               Address:      The Almonry, High Street, Battle, TN33 0HN
Autism Sussex is an independent, not for profit organisation, formed in
1989. The Organisation's aim is to provide a range of opportunities for      Contact Information:
adults, young people and children with Autistic Spectrum Condition           1st April 2011 - 31 Oct 2011 10am -4.40pm Mon-Sat.
(ASC) and to promote and provide individualised quality services based       1 Nov 2010 -30 Mar2011 contact by mobile tel No. 07535 576740
on understanding the needs of people with ASC. We currently provide
residential,supported living, outreach support, resource centres, aiming     What We Offer:
high and a family support centre across Sussex for approx 120                To maintain and develop static displays of artefacts from the museum
people , with the numbers rising continuously. The services provided         collection.
are autistic-friendly, person centred,needs led, structured, predictable     Developing a digitised catalogue of entire collection for greater
and low arousal which enables the individuals to manage their                accessibility by schools, outlying local communities, non UK visitors
anxieties, stress and social interactions more successfully. Further         and special needs groups. Development of slideshows and filmwork
information about Autism Sussex can be accessed via our new website          display.Charity-based and entirely run by volunteers. Special exhibitions
(see above) or by contacting head office and speaking to the General         and hands-on childrens/family events throughout opening months April
Manager Fabrizio Donati.                                                     to Oct .

Bangladeshi Association Hastings &                                           Better Braybrooke
Rother                                                                       Contact:      Mr Trevor Goodwin
                                                                             Position:     Treasurer
Contact:      Mr Siddiqur Rahman                   Tel    07946 168095
Position:     President                                                      Address:      Beechwood, 59 Baldslow Road, Hastings, TN34 2EY
Address:      177a Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1RN                           Website:
eMail:                                       Contact Information:
                                                                             5 Committee Meetings and 5 General Meetings open to all residents of
What We Offer:                                                               Braybrooke Ward. Pocket Park open during daylight hours, availability
The Bangladeshi Association activitely promotes supporting its Bengali       of keyholders permitting.
community within Hastings and Rother, by providing a postive inclusive       What We Offer:
enviroment for women, men and children regardless of faith, disablity
etc.                                                                         Our object is to improve the Braybrooke Ward environment and
The Association also provides cultural entertainment events ( music &        neighbourhood without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, race or
Dance)and it strongly believes in working in harmony with the local          nationality, by associating with local authorities, voluntary organisations
community..                                                                  and inhabitants in a common effort to improve the Ward area. Also to
                                                                             campaign on issues affecting the quality of life and interests of
                                                                             residents. We have established a Pocket Park which we maintain and
Barbarian Swimmers' Club                                                     manage, and is available to access for all.
Contact:      Mr Lawrence Treen
Position:     President/Training Officer                                     Bexhill & Battle Under Fives
Address:      49 Amherst Road, Hastings, TN34 1TX                            Association Ltd
                                                                             Contact:      Mrs Helen Atkin                       Tel   01424 870888
Contact Information:                                                         Position:     Manager
Summerfields Leisure Centre Friday evenings 6 - 9pm. Phone above             Address:      Unit 43 Vinehall Business Park, Vinehall Farm,
number for information. Disabled people are catered for.                                   Whatlington, Robertsbridge, TN32 5JW
What We Offer:                                                               eMail:
The Club is non-competitive. We teach children between the ages 5 -          Website:
16 the arts of swimming, diving, life-saving, water survival and water       Contact Information:
safety. All our staff are volunteers, including the teachers. This enables
us to teach those children who could not normally afford swimming            Services provided operate across the local area mostly within childrens
lessons. The more advanced swimmers (teenagers) are given further            centres and early years provision, offices and administration are open
instruction and become, in their turn, student teachers.                     weekdays during term time, email contact preferred.
                                                                             What We Offer:
Battle Area Community Transport                                              “Supporting, developing and advising Early Years settings, Practitioners
Contact:      Ms Val Greenwood                     Tel    01424 772001       and Families”. BBUFA is a registered charity established in 1993 as a
Position:     Office Manager                              01424 772001       local group to support childcare providers. The aim of our organisation,
                                                                             taken directly from our constitution which gives us our charitable status,
Address:      Unit 8, Rutherford Business Park, Battle, TN33 0TY             is to “enhance the development and education of children under school
eMail:                                       age by encouraging parents to understand and provide for the needs of
                                                                             their children through community groups”. To enable us as an
Website:                                          organisation to reach these aims we employ a team of dedicated staff
Contact Information:                                                         in a range of early years services which include the following:
                                                                             Development Work; Activity Groups (Pea Pods and Little Monkeys);
Office Hours Mon-Fri 10am - 1pm. There is an answerphone.                    Toy Library; Crèches (Bexhill, Rother, Hastings and St Leonards).
What We Offer:
Bus Service in rural Rother villages; Our 16-seater vehicles are also        Bexhill Caring Community
Contact:      Mr Martin Turner                      Tel   01424 215116
Position:     Manager                               Fax   01424 224278         Bohemia Area Association
Address:      25 Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JD                      Contact:      Mr Peter Holland                     Tel    01424 445086
eMail:                                Position:     Chair
Website:                                 Address:      21 Bohemia Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6RA

Contact Information:                                                           eMail:

Our offices are open from 9am to 12 midday (but often until 3pm).              Contact Information:
There is a day centre in operation every day from Monday to Friday.            Meetings held 3rd Monday of each month in the vestibule of Methodist
What We Offer:                                                                 Church, Upper Park Road at 7pm.
                                                                               Disabled access and toilets available.
To help residents of Bexhill remain in their own homes by providing
necessary services, including shopping, visiting, home library service,        What We Offer:
equipment loan, dial-a-ride service, help with form filling, odd jobs,         We seek local opinions and represent them to others. We act as a local
gardening, home help, a community car service for medical                      pressure group and also plan events. We emphasise the positive
appointments and general caring. We also administer 6 day centres              aspects of living in Bohemia and provide feedback of our projects and
throughout the town.                                                           campaigns to the local community.

Bexhill College                                                                Bohemia Counselling & Wellness
Contact:       David Fricker                        Tel   01424 214545
Position:     LRC Manager                           Fax   01424 215050
              Penland Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2JG                           Contact:      Mrs Sue Burrows                      Tel    01424 722923
                                                                               Position:     Practice Manager
                                                                               Address:      Church Buildings, Chambers Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
Website:                                                       TN38 9HY
Contact Information:                                                           eMail:
8:30am - 5pm Monday - Friday                                                   Website:
What We Offer:                                                                 Contact Information:
Providing high quality post 16 education to the young people and               11.00am - 5pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
community of Rother & Hastings.                                                24 hr voice mail - response within 1 working day
                                                                               What We Offer:
Bexhill Environmental Group                                                    We offer a full range of talking therapy. We work from the Carl Rogers
Contact:      Mr Michael Bernard                    Tel   07989 781199         Humanistic model, providing psychotherapy/counselling and lifestyle
Position:     Chair                                                            coaching. We are the local link to a world wide practice of psychology,
                                                                               at the forefront of research and good practice. With the addition of a
Address:      5 Hamilton Terrace, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3QW
                                                                               practical advice desk for clients with issues that require practical
eMail:                            support we feel we are the sole provider of this method of support
Website:                             package in this area. All our services are free at the point of delivery.
                                                                               We accept referrals from other agencies and self-referral. There are
Contact Information:                                                           also training and placement opportunities for counsellors, with group
In 2011, Bexhill Environmental Group meets at 7pm (refreshments from           and one-to-one supervision.
6.45pm) on the first Thursday of each month (except January) in The
Garden Room (enter through the garden gate in Sackville Road),                 Bohemia Walled Garden Association
Parkhurst Hall, Parkhurst Road, Bexhill-on-Sea. Telephone any day at
any time between 8am and 8pm.                                                  Contact:                                           Tel    07719 716264
                                                                               Position:     Secretary
What We Offer:
Bexhill Environmental Group is an environmental action group working
to protect and improve the Bexhill environment and promote a                   eMail:
sustainable green future. Bexhill Environmental Group plants trees,            Website:
cleans beaches, supports sustainable food, promotes walking and
cycling and collaborates in efforts to tackle climate change. Bexhill          Contact Information:
Environmental Group is a young organisation actively seeking out               Sunday 10am - 12 noon. Access is by paths within the Summerfield
opportunities to develop and grow and it will happily consider working         Wood.
co-operatively with other groups to meet its environmental objectives.
                                                                               What We Offer:

Bexhill Gateway Club                                                           The Bohemia Walled Garden Association aims to restore a neglected
                                                                               Victorian garden and to encourage residents in the
Contact:      Mrs Frances Rowland                   Tel   01424 223354         Hastings/St.Leonards area to become actively involved in growing
Position:     Club Leader                                                      some of their own food. The group is currently creating a network of
                                                                               paths and a layout of plots, demonstration areas and areas for future
Address:      Bexhill Youth & Community Centre, 10 Station Road,
                                                                               social & cultural events. Anyone wishing to join this community project
              Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1RE
                                                                               is welcome to visit and work in the garden with tools that are available
eMail:                                           on-site. The walled garden is open to the general public every Sunday
                                                                               morning from 10 until 12. To become a member (free), simply
Contact Information:                                                           complete the on-line application form using our website (see above).
Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 6.30-9pm                                   As well as supporting horticultural activities, the BWGA aims to raise
                                                                               awareness of local history. The Bohemia Walled Garden Association
What We Offer:                                                                 takes its name from the Bohemia Farmhouse that once welcomed
Bexhill Gateway Club is a social club for adults with learning disabilities,   visitors for bohemian-style cream teas; this was later transformed into
we operate on Monday evenings 6.30-9.00pm. We have disco's,                    the estate of Wastel Brisco and then into the Summerfields Estate,
quizzes, entertainment, bingo, talent evenings, sports evenings,               currently owned by the Hastings Borough Council.
fundraising evenings.
                                                                              bowling and swimming.
Bridge Art Group (T-BAG)
Contact:      Tony Mitchell                                                   Broomgrove Residents Association
Position:     Secretary & Treasurer
                                                                              Contact:      Ms Gill Fulton                        Tel    01424 712696
Address:      2 Fairlight Road, Hastings, TN35 5EA                            Position:     Chair
eMail:                                                                        Address:      Broomgrove Community Centre, 85 Chiltern Drive,
                                                                                            Hastings, TN34 3PY
Bridge Community Enterprise Ltd
Contact:      Julie Sutton                         Tel    01424 433611        What We Offer:
Position:                                                                     Broomgrove Residents Association only exists to promote the benefit of
Address:      361 Priory Road, Hastings, TN34 3NW                             the inhabitants of the Broomgrove estate and the neighbourhood by
                                                                              associating with the local authorities, voluntary organisations and
eMail:                                           inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide
Website:                                     facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and leisure time
                                                                              occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said
Contact Information:                                                          inhabitants. Broomgrove Residents Association will establish a
9am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday. The building is fully accessible.               community centre to provide events and activities for the benefit of the
                                                                              inhabitants of the Broomgrove estate.
What We Offer:
The Bridge is a dynamic centre at the heart of the community where            Brownbread Horse Rescue
individuals are able to learn, develop and contribute within a safe
environment. The Bridge is a place for everyone and hosts a broad             Contact:      Mr Tony Smith                         Tel    01424 892381
range of weekly activities for all members of the community.                  Position:
                                                                              Address:      Brownbread Street, Ashburnham, Battle, TN33 9NX
Brighton Housing Trust                                                        eMail:
Contact:      Mrs Philippa White                   Tel    01424 718984        Website:
Position:     Manager
                                                                              Contact Information:
Address:      Finding Futures, 16 Havelock Road, Hastings, TN34 1BP
                                                                              Any time.
                                                                              What We Offer:
                                                                              Registered Charity 1029341, run mainly by volunteers, is principally
Contact Information:                                                          concerned with the prevention of equine abuse and neglect and may, if
We can be contacted Monday to Friday on the telephone number                  necessary, initiate prosecutions of offenders. The 60-acre sanctuary
above, please call us to make an appointment for a cuppa and an initial       may take in emergency cases where the animal receives 24-hour
interview. We are based in a large Victorian building so there are some       specialist care and rehabilitation. 40 voluntary Field Officers oversee
steps into the entrance, we have a stair lift to the first floor but access   their locality in the country but mainly in the SE. Two Open Days are
to the top floor training room is via stairs. We do not have disabled         held annually, 15th May and 11th Sept in 2011 with about 1,000 visitors
toilet facilities. Sessions are delivered Mon - Friday between 9.30am         on each day enjoying stage and arena performances as well as the dog
and 3.30pm.                                                                   show, classic cars, pony rides and a children’s corner. Stalls, £7, are
                                                                              available on the day but free to registered charities. The Friends Group
What We Offer:                                                                number about 1,000 who all receive three annual newsletters.
Finding Futures works with marginalised and vulnerable people across          Donations are gratefully received for raffle prizes, bricabrac and tack for
all age ranges and in a maximum group size of 4. Finding Futures              horse and rider; there is a tack shop on site that helps raise funds from
delivers STEADiH ( Support, Training Education and Development in             the donations.
Hastings) a Personal and Social Development programme to address
the issues of lack of confidence and self esteem, poor self worth, lack       BTCV
of employability skills etc as well as support with literacy and numeracy
and in particular for Dyslexia; we also offer a wide range of easily          Contact:                                            Tel    01424 446395
attainable qualifications.                                                    Position:
                                                                              Address:      Ninfield Study Centre, Potmans Lane, Catsfield, Battle,
Broomgrove Playscheme                                                                       TN33 9BJ
Contact:      Mrs Jackie Gaunt                     Tel    01424 427582        eMail:
Position:     Committee Member                                                Website:
Address:      Broomgrove Community Centre, 85 Chiltern Drive,                 Contact Information:
              Hastings, TN34 3PY
                                                                              Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm.
                                                                              What We Offer:
Contact Information:                                                          BTCV is the country's largest practical conservation charity. We work
Can be contacted Mon-Friday.                                                  with all types of volunteer groups across East Sussex, covering all
Easter and summer holidays Tues & Thurs.                                      aspects of nature conservation and the environment. We run various
Panto at Christmas.                                                           practical task days,one day training courses, Diploma level training
Ice Show in January                                                           courses and also co-ordinate the Hastings & Rother Health Walks
Indoor session at Broomgrove Centre.                                          Scheme. Please contact East Sussex office for details.
Accessible toilet and accessible entrance.
What We Offer:                                                                Care for the Carers
We provide holiday activities in a safe environment to provide good           Contact:                                            Tel    01323 738390
relationships with adults and peers. We provide support for families in       Position:     Chief Executive                       Fax    01323 745770
need. We offer a range of activities through holiday periods, such as
cooking, sports and team games. We also go on a wide choice of                Address:      Greencoat House, 31 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne,
outings, such as Southend, Drusillas and sporting activities such as                        BN21 3UT

eMail:                                                Address:
Website:                                                 eMail:
Contact Information:                                                         Website:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. By appointment only. The building has a lift and           Contact Information:
disabled toilet facility.
                                                                             Shop open daily, 43 London Road, St Leonards, approx. 10am - 4pm.
What We Offer:                                                               Phone for all enquiries. Shop phone number is 01424 203778
Care for the Carers aims to improve the quality of Carers lives by           What We Offer:
helping the local community recognise and value the role of carers and
                                                                             The Charity's objectives are to: * rescue and re-home, when possible,
by enabling carers to access the services and support they require.
                                                                             unwanted cats and kittens. * encourage the neutering of all cats not
Services provided include outreach workers to provide one-to-one
                                                                             required for breeding. * encourage the public to have a better
information and provide carers with an Emergency Alert Card, help
                                                                             understanding of the care of cats and kittens.
access a Carer's Assessment, link carers to other services and social
                                                                             These aims are all achieved through fundraising at our local charity
opportunities. Additional Care for the Carers services include, back
                                                                             shop, bazaars, boot sales, street collection etc. We have a re-homing
awareness information, access to hospital liaison workers, advocacy
                                                                             centre for the cats which needs to be maintained.
advice and carers receive a free magazine. There is also a dedicated
Young Carers service.
                                                                             Chapel Park Community Centre
CASA Support                                                                 Contact:     Ms Ann Reid                          Tel   01424 714095
Contact:     Mr Tristan Wood                      Tel    020 8726 8880       Position:    Centre Manager
Position:    Regional Director                    Fax    020 8726 8860       Address:     Chapel Park Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6HR
Address:     Grosvenor House, 125 High Street, Croydon, CR0 9XP              eMail:
eMail:                                 Website:
Website:                                          Contact Information:
Contact Information:                                                         Open to the Public Monday - Thursday 09:30 - 16:00
                                                                             Friday 09:30 - 12:30
Our support services vary in intensity from projects providing 24-hour
cover to occasional visiting support to people living in their own homes.    What We Offer:
Telephone contact at our Croydon office is provided from 9am - 5pm           Chapel Park Community Centre is situated in Chapel Park Road next to
Monday to Friday.                                                            the Baptist Church, access is via steps down to centre. Alternative
What We Offer:                                                               access is via ramp and a lift down to Centre. Chapel Park Community
                                                                             Centre offers a wide range of IT & social courses, ESOL classes and
Casa Support, a not-for-profit organisation that is part of the
                                                                             Internet café. The IT & social courses are free to everyone. The
AmicusHorizon housing group, delivers quality support services tailored
                                                                             internet café provides 5 PCs which gives free use to visitors. The IT
to meet the needs of our individual customers. We provide Lifeline
                                                                             suite and hall are available for hire. (Hall has capacity to sit 100
(telecare) services and extra care housing for older people and housing
                                                                             people, IT suite has 14 PCs). HEMAS - Hastings Ethnic Minority Advise
related support, domiciliary care and housing management services to:
                                                                             Service:- every Thursday 2 - 4pm for anyone needing assistance,
•Older adults •People with learning disabilities, epilepsy, and mental
                                                                             advice and support in all day to day, work, education or employment
health support needs •People with physical disabilities •Vulnerable
                                                                             related issues.
tenants living in their own homes •Young, vulnerable single people •
Young people leaving care •Teenage mothers and their babies •
Men and women suffering domestic abuse •Women and their                      Chichester Diocesan Ass. for Family
children fleeing domestic abuse •Ex-offenders •Rough sleepers
                                                                             Support Work
Castle Ward Forum                                                            Contact:     Ms Jude Harrison                     Tel   07769 653641
                                                                             Position:    Family Support Worker
Contact:     Ms Judy Scott
Position:    Chair                                                           Address:     Robsack Centre, Bodiam Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea,
                                                                                          TN38 9TW
                                                                             Contact Information:
Contact Information:
                                                                             Mon to Fri 9am to 4:30pm.
All meetings are open to anyone who lives or works in Castle Ward.
The meetings are advertised in the newsletter delivered to every house       What We Offer:
and business, on the website and on the 6 community notice boards.           A free, confidential service to anyone raising or caring for a child/
Please phone to check the meetings are as advertised. Most meetings          children in Hastings or St Leonards. FSW works to help people to
are held in venues with disabled access.                                     overcome difficult periods in their lives with positive emotional and
What We Offer:                                                               practical support and advice. Volunteers wishing to train as home visitor
                                                                             supports or to help the organisation in other ways are welcomed.
Castle Ward Forum is a community group made up of residents and
people who work in Castle Ward in Hastings town centre. Active
members care about the place where they live and work and believe            Christ Church Parish Centre
that together they have a stronger voice to influence the council and        Contact:     Mrs Sue Shaw                         Tel   01424 447784
other service providers. The work of the Forum is broken down into
                                                                             Position:    Church Warden
Special Interest Groups which focus on particular issues such as
Health, the Environment, and Town Development. The Forum is run by           Address:     2 Christ Church Courtyard, London Road, St Leonards-on-
a committee made up of representatives from these interest groups                         Sea, TN37 6GL
and other town centre groups such as resident associations.
                                                                             Contact Information:
Cats Protection                                                              The Church is open each day.
                                                                             The administrator can be contacted Mon, Wed and Fridays.
Contact:                                          Tel    01424 754328
                                                                             What We Offer:
Position:    Co-Ordinator
As a faith group/church our primary aim is to witness to the love of God
for all, as it is proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church          Claverham Community College Adult
has various groups attached, eg, Uniformed groups to Alcoholics
Anonymous. We also have a Parish Centre with a large hall and stage -           Education
all with disabled access. We are a vibrant community resource!                  Contact:                                           Tel   01424 775375
Church in the Wood (St Leonards                                                 Address:     North Trade Road, Battle, TN33 OHT
with St Anne's, Hollington)                                                     eMail:
Contact:      Rev Deryck Charnock                    Tel    01424 852257        Website:
Position:     Rector                                                            Contact Information:
Address:      Hollington Rectory, Tilebarn Road, Hollington, St
                                                                                Office opening time during the College term time
              Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9PA
                                                                                9.15am-3.30pm Monday to Friday
eMail:                                   Monday to Wednesday
Website:                                   What We Offer:
                                                                                Claverham Adult Education provides a wide and varied programme
What We Offer:
                                                                                throughout the year, catering for the needs and interests of the local
To promote the Christian faith and provide educational opportunities. To        community. Courses range from £0- £250, one day - 30 weeks,
provide pastoral and spiritual care to ALL the residents of Hollington          daytime, evening and Saturday workshops
and meet material need where possible.
                                                                                Club 4 Kids
Church Together Hastings & St                                                   Contact:     Ms Chrys Brookes                      Tel   01424 440779
Leonards                                                                        Position:                                          Fax   01424 440779
Contact:      Mrs Marian Povey                       Tel    01424 719639        Address:     PO Box 17, Hastings, TN35 5QL
Position:     Secretary                                                         eMail:
Address:      7 Boscobel Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0LU                     Website:
eMail:                                               Contact Information:
Website:                                       Mon - Fri 3pm to 6.30pm term time, school holidays Mon - Fri 8am to
Contact Information:                                                            6.30pm.

Information available on website.                                               What We Offer:

What We Offer:                                                                  Out of school hours play and childcare for ages 4-14 (including disabled
                                                                                children) after school clubs and holiday clubs. Open all year round,
Hastings & St Leonards Church Together (previously Churches                     throughout all school holidays (except for Christmas and Bank
Together but amended to emphasise the essential                                 Holidays). Disabled children and children with additional needs
one-ness of the churches in the borough) is a voluntary organisation            welcome. Clubs situated at William Parker School. Transport from all
open to all Christian churches professing                                       local schools available on request - term time only.
loyalty to core historic Christian truths. Differences in structure,practice,
and governance are accepted positively.
Church Together has two main areas of function. Firstly , to promote            Community Fruit & Veg Project
understanding and shared experience                                             Contact:                                           Tel   01424 201137
between Christian congregations in the town as Christ instructs His             Position:    Project Manager                       Fax   01424 201137
followers to be "one". Secondly to encourage
unconditional friendship, service, support to any within the town,              Address:     Unit 33, Britannia Enterprise Centre, Waterworks Road,
whether they are of a different faith or none. This                                          Hastings, TN34 1RT
is offered by many churches and separate special groups across the              eMail:
whole age ranging from many preschool
groups, youth groups and senior citizens groups . Examples of special           Website:
groups include "Hope Kitchen", for those                                        Contact Information:
struggling at the margins of our community, "Wise Up" encouraging
young girls' self esteem and "Street Pastors"                                   The Project office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
offering unconditional help to those celebrating the weekend.                   The Project is based in a small commercial site, however fresh produce
                                                                                is distributed across Hastings and Rother through a network of box
                                                                                schemes, markets and shops. Please contact the Project for more
Citizens Advice 1066                                                            details or visit our website.
Contact:                                             Tel    01424 721420        What We Offer:
Position:     Chief Executive                        Fax    01424 452708        The objectives of the Project are:
Address:      24 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1EQ                         To improve the health of people in Hastings, Rother and surrounding
eMail:                                                                          areas by making it easier for them to access affordable fruit, vegetables
                                                                                and other local produce.
Website:                                         To increase the availability of fruit, vegetables and other local produce
Contact Information:                                                            in Hastings, Rother and surrounding areas.
                                                                                To source local fruit, vegetable and other produce whenever possible.
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm for drop-in, telephone or appointments               To operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Wednesday 5-7pm appointments.                                                   To target groups of people who currently have a low intake of fruit,
Access via ramp                                                                 vegetables and other produce.
What We Offer:                                                                  To create volunteering, training and employment opportunities so that
                                                                                local people can play a full part in the community and take an active
The provision of quality marked advice services to the public including         role in the regeneration of Hastings, Rother and surrounding areas.
debt, housing, benefits, immigration & nationality (level 1), consumer,         To work in partnership with other appropriate organisations.
family etc. The provision of a specialist debt management service for
those with multiple or complex debts. The provision of financial literacy
training across Hastings & Rother.
                                                                                Community Links Service - Together
Contact:                                           Tel   01424 212321        of handicrafts. The Crafters Club will be a non-political and non-
Position:    Community Link Worker                                           discriminatory group. Find out what the aspirations and needs of all the
                                                                             users are so we can include them in our classes where appropriate. We
Address:     73A Centre, 73A London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3LB           are a very mixed bunch - we have elderly people, disabled learners,
eMail:                                children etc.
Contact Information:
                                                                             Crest Pre-School Playgroup
                                                                             Contact:                                           Tel    01424 420496
The office is open 9:30 - 5pm Monday - Friday
                                                                             Position:     Supervisor
What We Offer:
                                                                             Address:      St Clements Church Hall, Croft Road, Hastings, TN34 3HJ
Staff provide an individual tailored package for clients which supports
their transition from using mental health services back into community       eMail:
based activities. Staff encourage people to become involved in               Website:
employment, volunteering and leisure activities. The intention is that
                                                                             Contact Information:
people recovery from mental health distress and other excluded groups
will become more independent and integrated into the local community.        Playgroup is opened Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm term time
                                                                             only. We have 6 members staff who are all fully trained and CRB
Computers For Charities                                                      checked. EYEE is available for children aged 3+,We take children from
                                                                             age 2 and a fee is payable up until their 3rd birthday. We also have
Contact:     Mr Simon Rooksby                      Tel   01323 840641        staff members trained to look after children with special needs.
Position:    Chair                                                           Children are offered mid-morning healthy snacks and drinks.
Address:     Cemetery Lodge, Ersham Road, Hailsham, BN27 3LJ                 What We Offer:
eMail:                                  The aim of the playgroup is to advance the education of the children
                                                                             below compulsory school age (from 2 to 5 yrs) in the Hastings and St
Website:                                   Leonards area by:
Contact Information:                                                         1. Providing safe and satisfying group play, in which parents have a
                                                                             right to take part;
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm                                                   2. Encouraging other charitable activites through which parents may
What We Offer:                                                               help the children (i.e committee run)
Computers for Charities assists and advises Charities, Voluntary
organisations, Church groups and educational establishments locally          CRI - Young Peoples Services
and nationally.
                                                                             Contact:      Verra Papaspyrou                     Tel    01424 722045
 CfC is able to advise and assist organisations with ICT development
and sells low cost refurbished computer systems to organisations listed      Position:     Young People's Service Manager       Fax    01424 446861
above either for organisational usage or for clients in reciept of state     Address:      Rothermere House, 49-51 Cambridge Road, Hastings,
benefits i.e disability / low income.                                                      TN34 1DT
CfC provides graphic design and printing services to organisations
requiring professionally produced logos, letterheads, brochures etc.
Since it's beginnings in 1994. CfC has gained much experience and            Website:
now develops and implements wide ranging projects addressing
                                                                             Contact Information:
educational, environmental, social and humanitarian needs across the
UK and overseas.                                                             Working hours Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00, telephone contact for all
                                                                             projects between these hours. Wheel chair; chair lift; lift access; toilet
Contact the Elderly                                                          facility for people with disabilities.
                                                                             What We Offer:
Contact:     Ms Julia Rivas                        Tel   01273 401569
Position:    Regional Development Officer                                    CRI Young peoples Services provides a number of services, which are
                                                                             based in both Hasting and Eastbourne. Connexions service offers
Address:     PO Box 162, Lewes, BN7 9ET                                      information, advice and guidance to young people with multiple barriers
eMail:                          to education employment and training, who are aged 16-19 ( up to 25
                                                                             with a special educational need). Our Targeted Personal Advisers
Website:                                  support young people to identify and overcome barriers to learning and
                                                                             economic stability. Young Mens Health project works with young men
What We Offer:                                                               aged 16-25 around their sexual, physical and emotional health. The
"Contact the Elderly" groups organise gatherings for frail, elderly people   project provides 1-2-1 contact, a drop in service and promotional events.
who live alone. One Sunday afternoon a month, volunteer drivers take
around 8 elderly people on regular visits to the homes of volunteer
hosts for tea. Groups visit a different home every month and spend a
                                                                             Croft Residents' Association
few hours in the company of friends, old and new. Contact the Elderly        Contact:      Mr Martyn Saunders-Rawlins           Tel    01424 420025
can help ensure that the very old do not end up isolated in their own        Position:     Chair                                Fax    01424 420025
homes not seeing anyone socially from one month to the next.
                                                                             Address:      The Hermitage, 34 The Croft, Hastings, TN34 3HH

Crafters Club                                                                eMail:

Contact:     Mrs Rosemary Andrews                                            Contact Information:
Position:    Chair                                                           AGM in May/June plus a general meeting in Autumn (usually Jenny
Address:                                                                     Lind pub). There are 4 - 6 committee meetings per year in member's
                                                                             What We Offer:
Contact Information:                                                         The primary aim of the Association is to organise and protect the
Every Tuesday 2:45 - 5:15pm. At the Community Bungalow in Bristol            communal parts of The Croft for the benfits of all residents, and also to
Road there is disabled access and toilet facilities.                         protect our interests when dealing with HBC and ESCC etc. This
                                                                             includes elements of maintenance of the surface as well as the trees
What We Offer:                                                               and any other issues that may arise. We also collectively pay Public
To promote friendliness and companionship whilst carrying out a variety      Liability Insurance. We have up to 2 meetings per annum. The majority

of residents are members of the Association.                                  Contact:                                          Tel    01323 739768
                                                                              Position:                                         Fax    01323 739768
Crossroads Care East Sussex                                                   Address:     86a Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, BN21 3RR
Brighton & Hove                                                               eMail:

Contact:     Mrs Anne Freeman                     Tel    01424 444964         Contact Information:
Position:    Locality Manager                                                 Anyone can contact the Scheme anytime from 9am till 5pm Monday to
Address:     135 Hughenden Road, Hastings, TN34 3TF                           Friday.In terms of groups activities or meetings, these are rarely
                                                                              scheduled to occur at our office base, as accessability will always be
eMail:                               considered.
Contact Information:                                                          What We Offer:
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Answerphone when not manned.                       The East Sussex Advocacy Scheme has continued to provide valuable,
What We Offer:                                                                independent and person centred advocacy support to adults with a
                                                                              learning disability since 2003. Our aims are to support individuals
Crossroads is an organisation that provides practical support for people      across East Sussex with a learning disability to have greater choice,
who care for a disabled, ill or elderly frail person at home. Support is      voice and control in their lives. At present we provide the following;
also available to help carers of children with special needs, such as         issue based advocacy support and citizen advocacy, we also hold self
autism, learning difficulties or a physical disability, as well as young      advocacy groups in Hastings, Eastbourne, Seaford & Uckfield. To find
carers. Our aim is to help relieve the stress and strain on carers and        out more information, please get in touch.
give them and the people they care for an opportunity for a much-
needed break. Crossroads provide a trained, reliable care attendant at
pre-arranged times, usually for a few hours, on a regular weekly basis.       East Sussex Association of Blind &
The service enables the regular family carer to take a break, knowing
that their relative/friend is being looked after. Due to loss of ESCC
                                                                              Partially Sighted People
funding Crossroads now has to charge for its services.                        Contact:     Mr Daniel Brookbank                  Tel    01323 832252
2011 We have now won a tender with ESCC for free respite service,             Position:    Chief Executive                      Fax    01323 833054
new clients need to call Adult Socila Care Direct and ask for this ONLY
                                                                              Address:     West End, Herstmonceux, BN27 4NH
IN HASTINGS AREA 0345 60 80 191
Crowhurst Community Agriculture                                               Website:
Contact:     Mrs Sarah Blackford                  Tel    01424 830613         Contact Information:
Position:    Chair                                                            Mon - Fri, 9am - 4.30pm
Address:     Upper Wilting Farm, Crowhurst Road, St Leonards-on-              What We Offer:
             Sea, TN38 8EG
                                                                              East Sussex Assocation of Blind & Partially Sighted People aims to
eMail:                                   enhance the lives of people with sight loss and to promote
Website:                          independence. We have over 1,500 visually impaired members across
                                                                              the three rural districts of East Sussex and in Brighton & Hove. We
Contact Information:
                                                                              make home visits to new referrals, provide an information help line and
Members of the group have two possible times each week to meet and            rehabilitation training, access to aids and equipment at our fully
work. Wednesday and Saturday mornings are when we normally meet               accessible Resource Centre just outside Hailsham or through our
and we start at around 10 am and usually work for 2 or 3 hours. To            outreach service, social activities through our 14 social groups each
contact us, it is best to telephone early evening or come along and visit     meeting monthly and run by local volunteers, a free audio library and
us on a Wednesday or Saturday morning.                                        newsletter in various accessible formats, free audio equipment through
                                                                              British Wireless for the Blind, home visiting/befriending (in Brighton &
What We Offer:
                                                                              Hove), vision awareness training for carers and paid staff or volunteers,
Crowhurst Community Agriculture have the use of just under two acres          and disability discrimination awareness training.
of land at Upper Wilting Farm. The project is about helping more people
to grow their own food, especially those without a garden or have little
knowledge about growing fruit and vegetables. The community group
                                                                              East Sussex Council for Voluntary
has transformed the plot of land into a thriving fruit and vegetable          Youth Services
patch. Local people come together to sow, weed and maintain the land
and at the end, they take home a share of the harvest. Membership             Contact:     Jenny Wingate                        Tel    01323 439754
costs less than £1 a week. The groups activities will soon include            Position:    ESCVYS Officer
keeping hens to share the eggs and bee keeping. Members are asked             Address:     8 Saffrons Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1DG
to spend at least four hours a month of their time working on the land.
Downs Farm Residents Association                                              Website:

Contact:                                                                      Contact Information:
Position:    Chair                                                            10:30 to 3:30 Tues - Thurs. alternatively phone Laura Williams on
Address:     Downs Farm Community Centre, Crowborough Road,                   07921 485813
             Hastings, TN35 5EE                                               What We Offer:
                                                                              To support organisations in the voluntary sector who work with children
What We Offer:                                                                and young people in East Sussex.
Downs Farm Residents Association warmly invites you to view their
Community Centre. The Centre provides a place for group activities,           East Sussex Disability Association
support and information. Situated on the Downs Farm Estate, the
Centre is available for hire at reasonable rates. For more information        Contact:     Ms Julia Plowman                     Tel    01323 514500
please contact us.                                                            Position:    Information Service Manager          Fax    01323 514501
                                                                              Address:     1 Faraday Close, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, BN22 9BH
East Sussex Advocacy Scheme                                                   eMail:

Contact Information:                                                       Address:      49 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1EN
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (some service times may vary) Visits by          eMail:
appointment only. Fully accessible premises, including accessible
parking for Blue Badge holders.                                            Contact Information:

What We Offer:                                                             Typical Hastings victorian building! Activity times vary - someone in
                                                                           office most days. b@sement Computer Centre open Monday - Friday
ESDA exists to help disabled people maintain choice and control in         [Closed Wednesday afternoon].
their lives. Our role is to actively empower and support disabled people
through a range of services including:- * Information, advice and          What We Offer:
guidance * A display and assessment centre for adaptive equipment          Formed in 2008 by four small voluntary groups/charities based in
(Disabled Living Centre). * A form filling service for DLA * A Holiday     Hastings Town Centre who have come together to enable us to deliver
Service and * 19 local groups across the County.From April 2008,           training and education to their client groups. These include: refugees,
ESDA has been appointed as Host for the East Sussex LINk (the LINk         asylum seekers, immigrants, recovering drug users, homeless people
has replaced the PPIH Forum (Patient & Public Involvement in Health)       and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
with a broader remit for health & social care.). For further details see   We run a UK Online Centre at the 'b@sement', which provides or call the LINk direct on 01323 514510.             computer clubs for specfic groups and open access computer use.
                                                                           Other activities can include a gardening club, camera club and art
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre                                        group. These vary from time to time.
                                                                           Other projects are run from time to time depending upon funding.These
Contact:     Mr John Leonard                      Tel   01323 722505       have extended across East Sussex.
Position:    Director                             Fax   01323 722505
Address:     8 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UH                      Elim Church Centre
eMail:                                             Contact:      Rev Gwilym Hughes                     Tel   01424 849840
Website:                                              Position:     Minister
Contact Information:                                                       Address:      Elphinstone Avenue, Hastings, TN34 2DJ

The Hastings Hard of hearing group meets on the 1st Friday of the          eMail:
month, 10:30am - 12pm, at Hastings Voluntary Action, to offer support,     Website:
advice and information in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We also
have guest speakers from time-to-time. Lipreading classes are also         Contact Information:
held at HVA on Monday afternoons (term-time only) 2:30pm - 4pm, and        Office hours, 9am - 5pm, Sunday meetings @ 10:30am with childrens
BSL sign language classes on Tuesday afternoons (term-time only)           activities, Mums & Tots Wed 9:30am; Lunch 'n' Meet Lunch club, 1st
from 2:30pm - 4pm. For more information, please contact us.                and 3rd Wednesday of the month; Seven Youth Group alternate
What We Offer:                                                             Fridays 7:30pm term-time only. For details of other meetings see
                                                                           website or phone the office.
Advice and information on all deaf and hard of hearing issues.
Demonstration of equipment to help with listening to TV, extra loud        What We Offer:
doorbells, amplified telephone etc. Communication support, Lipreading      Serving the community by providing a centre for community groups, a
classes, Sign language classes. Communication/outreach groups              focal point for families and a source of support for individuals. We
meeting monthly at Hastings, Bexhill, Battle and deaf outreach service     provide opportunities for communities, families and individuals to enjoy
to many rural areas in East Sussex. Volunteer Visiting Service for deaf    a positive, secure social life, with a friendly, welcoming Christian ethos;
and hard of hearing in residential homes. A regular outreach bus visits    whatever your age, background or social standing.
the Hastings & Rother area. Deaf/blind communicator guide services
and monthly deaf/blind group meeting. Deaf awareness training
courses.                                                                   English in the Community
                                                                           Contact:      Mrs Zephyr Grayland                   Tel   07971 908141
East Sussex Link (Local Involvement                                        Position:     Project Manager

Network)                                                                   Address:      11 Broadview Close, Eastbourne, BN20 9RB
Contact:     Mrs Elizabeth Mackie                 Tel   01323 514510
Position:    Manager                                                       Website:
Address:     1 Faraday Close, Eastbourne, BN22 9BH                         Contact Information:
eMail:                                        Contact 01323 482847 Mon-Fri 9-5 or 07971 908 141 Mon-Sat 9-6
                                                                           Lessons available at Gensing & Central St. Leonards Community
Website:                                         Information Centre, 16 Silchester Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea. Please
Contact Information:                                                       ring above for further information and course schedules.
9 - 5 Mon-Fri. Based at East Sussex Disability Assoc which is fully        What We Offer:
accessible with meetings rooms and specialised computer suite.             Our mission is to empower migrants who are resident in the UK and
What We Offer:                                                             need help with their language skills. We offer quality English language
                                                                           lessons tailored to students' specific requirements. Within our lessons,
The aim of the LINK is to promote and support the involvement of the       we introduce students to service providers who may be of assistance to
community in the commissioning, provision and scrutiny of local health     them and voluntary activities which can offer students 'hands-on'
and social care services. Anyone and everyone can be involved at           experience of our culture. It is our mission to ensure migrants achieve
whatever level they feel they wish, from receiving a newsletter, letting   successful integration into society, and to promote positive links
the LINK know of a comment, concern, issue or compliment of the            between native people and the international community. We undertake
services they, or others, receive to attending focus groups or meetings.   research with a view towards providing a greater insight into local
East Sussex LINK will be working towards forming the basis of Local        migrant communities and the issues which concern them. We also
Healthwatch during 2011.                                                   provide teacher training, and seek to provide all our volunteers with
                                                                           opportunities and experience relevant to their requirements.
Education Training Consortium
Sussex                                                                     Evesham Residents Association
Contact:     Mr Peter Carcas                      Tel   01424 849870       Contact:      Mrs Imogen Stiebritz                  Tel   07794 451146
Position:    Chair                                                         Position:     Treasurer

Address:     Flat 11, Evesham, Bristol Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,           Contact Information:
             TN38 9AE
                                                                           Open 5 days a week from 8 am - 4 pm for our trainees
Contact Information:                                                       Open 5 days a week from 9am - 3:30pm for the public.
                                                                           What We Offer:
10am - 12 noon Monday - Friday.
Building has disabled access.                                              To provide daytime opportunities and training primarily for learning
What We Offer:                                                             disabled groups in the gardening/horticultural field. Also volunteer
                                                                           opportunities for everyone encouraging those with a mental health
To promote & protect the interests of the residents and the local          background. Activities include community gardening, growing pot plants
community                                                                  and organic vegetables on a 2 acre site. Also offer literacy and
Ensure the development, care and safety issues of the building &           numeracy, I.T., photography, various craft activities, DIY and
grounds.                                                                   maintenance work. The site is a working nursery.
Develop a community spirit and make collective decisions which benefit
the residents, building & grounds.
We have taken over the contract for garden maintenance and
                                                                           Friday Club at Concordia
participate in fundraising events for our organisation and support other   Contact:     Mrs Valerie Batty
local organisations, ie. Scouts, Lions etc.                                Position:
Family Information Service for East                                        eMail:
Sussex                                                                     Contact Information:
Contact:                                         Tel    0345 6080 192
                                                                           Meets every Friday, from 10 am - 12 noon. Disabled friendly.
Position:                                        Fax    01323 737411
                                                                           What We Offer:
Address:     E1G County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE
                                                                           Meet at Concordia Hall, Church Road, St Leonards, The Club's aim is
eMail:                    to provide a comfortable and welcoming meeting place where
Website:                                         members, over 50 years, of the local community can socialise, meet
                                                                           new friends and get involved in activities that include: Bingo, board
Contact Information:
                                                                           games, creative arts, movement to music, outings, guest speakers and
Phone Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, 24 hour answerphone                     quizzes.
Visit Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 5pm, Friday 10.30am to 5pm
What We Offer:                                                             Friends of Horizons - Formerley
Have you got children under 20? Get the facts on childcare, fun things     H.C.L.O.
to do, family advice & support and council services for children.
                                                                           Contact:     Mr Graham Goode                     Tel    01424 718212
Fellowship of St Nicholas (FSN)                                            Position:    Secretary
                                                                           Address:     2 Churchill Court, Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea,
Contact:     Mrs Stephani Edmonds                Tel    01424 423683                    TN38 9DG
Position:    Operations Director                 Fax    01424 460446
Address:     St Nicolas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
             TN37 6AS                                                      Contact Information:
eMail:                       We run Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm but office is open
                                            Monday - Thursday.
                                                                           What We Offer:
Contact Information:
                                                                           Friends Of Horizons supports the Horizons Learning Project which
8am - 6pm the Nurseries
                                                                           offers a wide range of tasters, short and longer courses to adults
9am - 5pm the Centres.
                                                                           wishing to return to learning in an informal setting, close to home. It
What We Offer:                                                             offers qualifications, such as NVQ's, GCSE's and university
                                                                           accreditation. All courses are free, supported by free carer/creche
FSN delivers a range of services for children, young people and
                                                                           facilities and free transport where possible. Advice and guidance is
families at the St Nicholas and Robsack Centres. Services are
                                                                           offered on a range of educational and funding opportunities. Support for
designed to support local families access activities, services, training
                                                                           learning is also offered through drop-ins and individual sessions. Many
and information. FSN projects - include 2 nurseries, St Nicks and
                                                                           courses can be joined throughout the year The project works closely
Greenway, for children 3 months – 5 years; PALS – Play and Learn for
                                                                           with other local and voluntary and statutory groups and offers
families with children under 5 years; Fun Van outreach play and learn
                                                                           opportuinities and qualifications for volunteering.
service in Bexhill and Rural Rother; Dragonflies Takes Flight
bereavement project; There 4 Families which includes, My Time young
peoples specialist project, parenting courses; TTT Family Support and      Friends of Rye Wurlitzer
Community Learning. Both St Nicholas and Robsack Centres offer a
                                                                           Contact:     Mr Richard Moore                    Tel    01424 444058
range of facilities for community groups. St. Leonards Children's Centre
is on site providing additional family support services. Volunteering      Position:    Chair
opportunities available in all projects. Room hire for community groups,   Address:     180 Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards-on-Sea,
training and meetings including fully equipped ICT suites and ukonline                  TN37 7EN
are available at SNC and Robsack Centres. Contact Robsack 01424
855222, St Nicholas Centre 01424 423683, SLCC 01424 200604.                eMail:
Friary Gardeners (Parchment Trust)                                         Contact Information:
Contact:     Miss Janice Kelly                   Tel    01424 752555       Please phone evenings and weekends to ask for any further information
Position:    Manager                             Fax    01424 755777       What We Offer:
Address:     Ore Place Farm, The Ridge, Hastings, TN34 2RA                 Friends of Rye Wurlitzer established in 1993 to renovate and restore
eMail:                                        the second oldest Wurlitzer Theatre Organ ( sited at Rye College since
                                                                           1957) to its orginal 1925 specification. This we have achieved but
                                                                           continue to maintain and improve the instrument for our growing

members and supporters of our 8 concerts throughout the year. These            9:30am - 1pm
take place on the 4th Sunday of each Month in January through to May           What We Offer:
and September through to November. We produce a newsletter three
times a year and there are opportunites to play the Wurlitzer at our           Formed from volunteers, living or working in the two wards, who want to
special play it yourself events.                                               make the area a better place in conjunction with Hastings Borough
                                                                               Council and Statutory agencies. The Forum holds open meetings to
Friends of The Conquest Hospital                                               raise awareness of all issues affecting the local community. The Forum
                                                                               has a Community Information Centre at 16 Silchester Road which is
Contact:      Mrs Margaret Williams                 Tel    01424 753005        open each week day between 09.30-1.00pm. This provides a local
Position:     Secretary                             Fax    01424 753005        place to get information, raise issues and concerns relating to the area
                                                                               through the Forum's volunteer work force. The Forum organises the
Address:      Friends Office, Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St                 very successful St Leonards Festival. It also has a training and meeting
              Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7RD                                        room available for hire. If you would like to be involved with Forum
eMail:                                       activities including the Festival or require more information contact the
                                                                               Community Information Centre.
Contact Information:
By phone anytime.                                                              Girlguiding Sussex East
What We Offer:                                                                 Contact:                                          Tel   07745 410860
Allocate funds for the extra comfort, both of patients in the hospital and     Position:    Assistant County Commissioner
also in the wider community. We are a voluntary charity.                       Address:     Flat 11 Kings Court, Hempstead Heath, Uckfield, TN22
Friends of the Old People (FOTOP)                                              eMail:
Contact:      Mr Terry Steeples                     Tel    07977 958454        Website:
Position:     Secretary/Treasurer
                                                                               Contact Information:
Address:      4 Middle Street, Hastings, TN34 1NA
                                                                               Meetings are on various evenings during the week, and in some places
eMail:                                        could be a Saturday morning. This is dependant on the area/unit
                                                                               someone is interested in joining or helping with.
Contact Information:
                                                                               What We Offer:
We have a café in 4 Middle Street that is open Monday to Saturday
10.30am through to 1.30pm or by contact on the FOTOP mobile phone              Girlguiding Sussex East offers new and exciting opportunities for
(above).                                                                       today's girls and young women. Our learning and activity programmes
                                                                               are girl-led and constantly evolving. With the support of volunteers our
What We Offer:
                                                                               girls form close friendships, grow in self-confidence, learn skills, gain
FOTOP was formed for the charitable purpose to promote the benefit of          experiences and have fun! Challenged by a programme that extends
the elderly inhabitants of the Borough of Hastings & its neighbourhood         beyond badges, young guiding members are involved in a diverse
without distinction of sex, race, political, religious or other opinions. To   range of activities, from community projects to volunteering in devloping
foster the welfare of the old people of Hastings Borough and develop a         countries. Rainbows - 5-7 years old; Brownies - 7-10 years old;
public desire to help them.                                                    Guides - 10-14 years old; Senior Section - 14-25 years old; Leaders -
Develop 'good neighbour' work on behalf of the aged in all parts of the        18-65 years old. You will find units in Bexhill, Hastings, Rye,
Borough in liaison with similar groups within the Borough and                  Robertsbridge, and St Leonards.
surrounding areas of East Sussex.
Raising and distributing funds for the work of the Older people in the
area and wherever possible help those people in need over the age of
                                                                               Gizmo DIY Theatre Company
50 in the Hastings Borough and surrounding area.                               Contact:     Ms Patricia Fisher                   Tel   01424 436333
                                                                               Position:    Director
Fur Face Animal Charity                                                        Address:     Gizmo World, 23 Priory Street, Hastings, TN34 1EA
Contact:      Miss Michelle Bradford                Tel    01424 421907        eMail:
Position:     Charity Trustee
                                                                               Contact Information:
Address:      58 Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1RE
                                                                               Mon: Performing arts ( 6pm - 8pm) Tues: Graffiti Art (5 - 7pm) Wed:
eMail:                                             Film making (6 - 8pm) Thurs: Performing arts (6 - 8pm) Fri: Games
                                                                               Night (6pm - 8pm) Sat: Art (12noon - 2pm) Performing Arts (2 -
Contact Information:
                                                                               3:30pm). All held at Gizmo World EXCEPT Thursdays where it is held
Our shop is opne 10am - 5pm. Volunteer hours can be from 3 - 5 hourly          at Isobel Blackman Centre, South Street, St Leonards-on-Sea. Open
shifts.                                                                        to all and has disabled access. Adult Dance Monday 8-9:30pm
What We Offer:                                                                 What We Offer:
To raise funds for a new animal sanctuary. To educate the public about         Gizmo provides art form workshops in Castle Ward and Central St
animal welfare issues and how to care for their pets properly. To make         Leonards to children and young people aged 5 - 19 years, leading to
aware the fact that there are so many animals needing kind and loving          participation in community events, educational trips and exhibitions of
homes, and a need to put an end to breeding more pets that may be              creative work. Gizmo now offers accreditation to young volunteers in
abandoned.                                                                     recognition of their contributions.

Gensing & Central St Leonards Forum                                            Go Local Community Interest
Contact:      Ms Sylvia Bennett                     Tel    01424 438291        Company
Position:     Vice Chair
                                                                               Contact:     Tony Rowell                          Tel   07714 099481
Address:      Community Information Centre, 16 Silchester Road, St             Position:    Director
              Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0JB
                                                                               Address:     1a Middle Way, Lewes, BN7 1NH
Contact Information:
                                                                               Contact Information:

Monday - Friday 10m - 5pm                                                    Contact:     Mr Dave Burke                         Tel    01424 428300
What We Offer:                                                               Position:    Service Manager
Go Local CIC aims to encourage not for profit organisations to improve       Address:     48 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1EN
their environmental performance and will assist them to do this in a         eMail:
variety of ways. It will also work with organisations to improve their
infrastructure capacity in particular in the area of finance.                Website:
                                                                             Contact Information:
Greater Hollington Association                                               Mon + Wed 1- 7pm, Tues + Thurs 10am - 7pm
Contact:      Mrs Carole Bailey                       Tel    07531 200331    Unfortunately our premises are not wheelchair accessible; however we
                                                                             will try to make alternative, suitable arrangements.
Position:     Chair
                                                                             What We Offer:
eMail:                           H&RCS is a charity which offers one-to-one counselling on a wide
                                                                             range of issues including depression, relationship breakdown, sexuality,
                                                                             loss, stress and any issue which causes mental or emotional distress.
What We Offer:                                                               Our aim is to promote emotional well-being. We also run groups for
To build on the work of the Greater Hollington Neighbourhood                 anger management. We offer specialist counselling for those who have
Management Pathfinder.                                                       suffered rape or sexual assault. We have a service in Rye for those
Increasing citizenship and community development. Consult with, and          who are affected by domestic abuse & violence.
listen to, local residents and representing their views to the Area          Our counselling services are primarily intended for the unemployed or
Management Board and other appropriate bodies.                               those on low income. We can supply lists of private counsellors for
                                                                             those who can pay from £30 per session. We positively welcome
                                                                             people from minority groups.We also see people at Bexhill, Northiam
Hastings & Bexhill Mencap Society                                            and Rye. We have special arrangements for students at Sussex Coast
Contact:      Mrs Pauline Fletcher                    Tel    01424 424813    College Hastings.
Position:     Chief Executive Officer                 Fax    01424 422082
Address:      Frimley, 64 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AS          Hastings & Rother Credit Union Ltd
eMail:                                      Contact:     Mr Richard Parkinson                  Tel    01424 202651
                                    Position:    Administrator                         Fax    01424 202651
                                                                             Address:     16 Silchester Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0JB
Contact Information:
Office open 8:30 - 4pm for full details of times of all activities.
What We Offer:                                                               Contact Information:

Provision of services for people with learning disabilities and their        Hollington Community Centre, 1 Wishing Tree Road North, Thursday &
families and carers through Open Door day service, Active Arts our           Friday 8 - 9pm
educational arts programme, our residential home - Westwood,                 Hastings Trust, 35 Robertson Street, Friday 10am - 12noon
Wednesday evening social club for adults, Saturday discos, outings           Community Information Centre, 16 Silchester Road, Tuesday 11am -
and social events. Regular carers and family lunches are held. Main          12 noon
fundraising is through our charity shop in Kings Road, St Leonards. We       What We Offer:
also hold other fundraising events throughout the year.
                                                                             The objects of the Credit Union are to:
                                                                             promote thrift among its members by the accumulation of their savings,
Hastings & District Interfaith Forum                                         create sources of credit for the benefit of its members at a fair and
Contact:      Mr Timothy Miller                       Tel    07717 221559    reasonable rate of interest, use and control members' savings for their
                                                                             mutual benefit, and educate members in the wise use of money and in
Position:     Chair                                                          the management of their financial affairs, contribute towards the
Address:      Manor View, Winchelsea Road, Guestling, Hastings,              alleviation of poverty within the community, to contribute towards the
              TN35 4LW                                                       economic regeneration of the community.
Contact Information:
                                                                             Hastings & Rother Diabetes Support
By phone Monday-Friday 9.00-5.00pm. Monthly meetings are held in
the St Leonards area.                                                        Contact:     Mr Bill Lindsay                       Tel    07847 028337
What We Offer:                                                               Position:    Chair
To promote community cohesion through dialogue and co-operation              Address:     42 Brightling Avenue, Hastings, TN35 5EQ
between faiths, with the motto Many Faiths-One Community                     eMail:
The aims and objectives are :To engage in dialogue which promotes
mutual respect and understanding amongst the faith communities,              Website:
without diminishing or diluting the traditions represented or seeking to     Contact Information:
proselytise. To foster friendship and understanding between people of
faith. To promote educational projects and events whereby faiths can         Please look at our website:
teach others about their beliefs and diminish prejudice, ignorance, fear     or eMail:
and misunderstanding.To work together for the solution of problems           or telephone Bill on 07847 028 337
experienced by local faith communities in the practice of their religion.    What We Offer:
To work on agreed projects for the common good of the local
community. To co-operate with other groups and networks with similar         Our main aim, is to provide support and we do this in a number of ways
aims and facilitate good communication between faith and community           from holding regular meetings where people with Diabetes can come
groups. To influence decision making processes and promote the               along and share their problems, get advice from others with this
positive role of religious faith in community life, by engaging with         condition and access information that they may not have previously
statutory and voluntary bodies.                                              known, running 3D courses, to liaising with Diabetes nurses,
                                                                             Specialists, Dieticians etc as well as by holding special events featuring
                                                                             new products.
Hastings & Rother Counselling                                                As a group we would like to raise public awareness of Diabetes and
                                                                             how it affects people. We hope to do this by supplying the public with
information and by publicising our events in the local press in the hope
of educating people, telling them what they can do to help anyone with       Hastings & Rother Health & Social
Diabetes that they may know and by making sure that the public are
aware of what they can do to reduce their of getting Diabetes.
                                                                             Care Forum
H.A.R.D was set up to support all Diabetics and their families. Its          Contact:     Mr Roger Sweetman                    Tel    01424 435931
purpose is to help those who are newly diagnosed, or have had                Position:    Chair
Diabetes for some time, to manage their condition better and to raise
awareness of Diabetes in this area.                                          Address:     66a Church Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6EE
Hastings & Rother Disability Forum
                                                                             What We Offer:
Contact:     Mrs Rosemary Iddenden                 Tel   07511 384347
Position:    Chair                                                           Our Mission Statement says 'Building and developing cost effective
                                                                             projects to bring about models of good practice for the communities of
Address:     PO Box 269, Hastings, TN34 9BS                                  Hastings & Rother, focussing on an holistic health and social care
eMail:                                           theme. Undertaking the delivery of the voice of our forum to all levels,
                                                                             agencies and sectors within the vista of health and social care holistic
Website:                                                 wellbeing theme.'
Contact Information:
Committee meetings 1st Monday of the month. Access Group                     Hastings & Rother Mediation Service
meetings 2nd Tuesday of the month alternating between Hastings &             Contact:                                          Tel    01424 446808
Rother. Answerphone available during office hours. All meetings take
                                                                             Position:    Manager                              Fax    01424 426900
place in accessible venues.
                                                                             Address:     St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards-on-
What We Offer:
                                                                                          Sea, TN37 6AS
To ensure the appropriate provision of services to disabled people in        eMail:
Hastings & Rother and promote the right of disabled people to full
integration and equality of opportunity in society.                          Website:
Lobbies local service providers to improve the facilities available to       Contact Information:
disabled people, organises Public Meetings to focus on matters of
interest to disabled people, works - through it's Access sub-group - to      9am -5pm, Mon-Fri. Clients visited daytime/evening by appointment.
make the local area more accessible to disabled people, represents the       What We Offer:
voice of disabled people in the provision of local services, actively
promotes equal opportunities and tackles discrimination.                     To provide a free, independent, impartial and confidential service to
                                                                             help people in dispute with others. To encourage communication and
                                                                             understanding between people, thus reducing discrimination and
Hastings & Rother Gay & Lesbian                                              promoting equal opportunities. We visit people in their own homes and
Social Group                                                                 act as a path of communication, helping them to focus on the future in
                                                                             a positive way.
Contact:     Mr Roger Sweetman                     Tel   01424 444777        Types of mediation undertaken: Neighbourhood, Intergenerational
Position:    Chair                                                           (between young people and parents), Peer Mediation in schools. We
                                                                             also offer training in mediation to volunteers and outside agencies. Also
Address:     c/o HVA, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34
                                                                             undertake Family Mediation (Divorce and Separation). Clients charged
                                                                             at LSC approved rates, unless publicly funded. Clients seen in
eMail:                                                                       confidential environment.
Contact Information:
                                                                             Hastings & Rother Multiple Sclerosis
Meets every Sunday lunchtime and a social programme is available to
full members.                                                                Society
Phone Wed. 7-9 or leave a message
                                                                             Contact:     Ashley Askham                        Tel    0800 707 6645
What We Offer:                                                               Position:    Chair
The purpose of the group is to relieve isolation and secure safety to        Address:     c/o Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland
Gay and Lesbian people living in the Hastings and Rother Area and to                      Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN
unite to establish a group diversity, to enable Gay and Lesbian people
to enjoy social recreational activity among people of their own sexuality,   eMail:
to create a safe space in order to meet and to establish a regular           Website:
pattern of social events. Available to members only.
                                                                             Contact Information:

Hastings & Rother Gay Helpline                                               By telephone during normal working hours and email.

             Mr Roger Sweetman                           01424 444777        What We Offer:
Contact:                                           Tel
Position:    Secretary                                                       The National MS Society started in 1955. Our Branch, which is run by
                                                                             an active voluntary committee, was started in 1958. We now have
Address:     c/o HVA, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34
                                                                             more than 300 members, including over 200 with MS. Our activities in
                                                                             the Hastings area have widened to include the Rother area.
eMail:                                    We seek to support, advise and represent the needs of those whose
                                                                             lives are affected by MS.
Contact Information:                                                         We run regular social events for people with MS and their families, we
Telephone only. Duty hours Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm or leave a                   have a website and produce a regular newsletter to keep members
message on the answerphone which is checked regularly.                       informed of current issues and events. We have a dedicated welfare
                                                                             support line
What We Offer:                                                               We run fundraising and awareness days.
Our mission is to assist helpline callers who need information on any
aspect of sexuality and of same-sex relationships. Calls are answered
live whenever possible but there are preferred duty hours. There is also
                                                                             Hastings & Rother Rainbow Alliance
an answering machine service.                                                Contact:                                          Tel    07505 819344
                                                                             Position:    Chair

Address:      Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road, Hastings,           If anyone feels that they would like to receive more information about
              TN35 5BH                                                       the care our organisation can provide or would like to become part of
                                                                             our volunteer team then please visit us at the address above or phone
Contact Information:                                                         Hastings & Rother YMCA
24hr message taking service, emails checked regularly.                       Contact:     Mr Dan Ryan                           Tel    01424 429677
What We Offer:                                                               Position:    Chief Executive Officer
Equalities support and training on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans            Address:     The Y Sports Centre, St Pauls Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
issues, social activities, LGBT representation in Hastings & Rother                       TN37 6RS
Hastings & Rother U3A (University of                                         Website:
the Third Age)                                                               Contact Information:
Contact:      Ann Lowndes                          Tel   01424 439861        Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm.
Position:                                                                    What We Offer:
Address:                                                                     To provide at the YMCA's centre a weekly programme of sports, leisure
eMail:                                         and social activities for children and young people in a safe and friendly
                                                                             environment where a welcome is found and counsel may be
Contact Information:                                                         sought.The weekly programme includes Gymnastics, Judo, Badminton,
                                                                             Drama, Roller Skate Discos, Fitness Classes, Indoor Football
General meetings are usually held on the fourth Monday of the month
                                                                             (girls/boys). Indoor Football Leagues. Summer holiday clubs operate
at 10 am at the St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street Bexhill
                                                                             during the school holiday break. Junior clubs (5-8yrs and 9-13yrs)
Old Town. At these members have a chance to socialise and guest
                                                                             provide sports and general activities designed to offer a challenge to all
speakers give talks on different topics. In addition, members can if
                                                                             who participate. Youth Club activities (13-under 17yrs) meets 4 times
they wish attend Study Days and Summer Schools organised by
                                                                             each week (Mon -Thurs).The Association also has projects in
Brighton University, some of which take place at local colleges, for
                                                                             partnership with schools and other organisations for children or young
those wishing to go into more depth in subjects.
                                                                             people excluded from school or in danger of entering into criminality, or
What We Offer:                                                               child/young person/family in need of other support.
The U3A is an association of retired people 50+ who wish to share a
range of interests and study activities in an informal and friendly          Hastings & St Leonards Allotment
atmosphere. Your local U3A has 50 interest groups which meet in
Hastings, Bexhill and Little Common in members’ homes, weekly/               Federation
fortnightly/monthly. Group members themselves decide on the content          Contact:     Mr Andrew Colquhoun                   Tel    01424 442546
and structure of the group “we learn for pleasure”. Socialising with like-
minded people plays a large part in these groups. If you are interested      Position:
in becoming a member please phone 01424 752681.                              Address:     Studio House, 64 Croft Road, Hastings, TN34 3HE
Hastings & Rother Voluntary                                                  Contact Information:
Association for the Blind                                                    Every day, dependent upon weather & prior notification.
Contact:      Mrs Fieona Farrier-Twist             Tel   01424 436359        What We Offer:
Position:     Executive Officer
                                                                             The overall aim of the Federation shall be to protect allotment sites,
Address:      3 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0LQ                promote allotment gardening and to ensure the continued provision of
eMail:                                               allotments as an important outdoor leisure activity for the residents of
                                                                             Hastings and St Leonards without distinction of gender, ethnic
Website:                                      background, age, disability, sexuality or religious, cultural or political
Contact Information:                                                         beliefs. The Federation holds meetings of allotment site representatives
                                                                             and plays a lead role in discussions with the Directorate of Leisure
Visit or by telephone 8am to 6pm 7days a week                                Amenities and Housing on the provision, maintenance, security and
What We Offer:                                                               improvements to allotment sites.
HRVAB provides a range of services intended to improve the life style
of the visually impaired within the Hastings and Rother area. Facilities     Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club
include a residential home which offers both permanent and respite /         Contact:                                           Tel    07933 742352
holiday accommodation. The Day Centre where people can have a
                                                                             Position:    Secretary
midday meal, take part in the daily activities and book an appointment
with our visiting chiropodist and hairdresser ensures that the needs of      Address:     2 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1EB
our clients who choose to remain in their own homes are catered for.         eMail:
In addition to the above we operate help desks at the Hospital in Bexhill    Website:
and the Conquest in Hastings, we also have a Welfare Officer who             Contact Information:
visits people in their own homes and is able to give advise and
assistance with every day living. The weekly clubs we run provide the        Opening hours - daily 1pm - 9pm, while Club members are on the
chance to join together with other people with sight impairment and          premises. Best adult club evening is Fridays 6:45pm. Junior Chess
have a chat with a friend over a cup of tea at a local venue, take part in   Club term-time Wednesdays 6pm - 7:30pm.( for information on Junior
a quiz, enjoy an entertainer or take a trip out for perhaps a cream tea or   chess contact Francis Rayner 442492) Regret no wheelchair access.
a visit to a garden centre.                                                  What We Offer:
Our fleet of minibuses, which have disabled access, provide transport        The promotion of chess in every way and the harmonious enjoyment of
to and from our weekly clubs and day centre, each has a helper on            chess by its members.
board to ensure the safety of the passengers and everyone is escorted
from and to their front door.                                                Hastings & St Leonards Muffin Club
Contact:      Mr Raymond Barrett                     Tel   01424 420555          illness to live independently. To provide older people with easy access
Position:     Service Member                                                     to benefits information and a comprehensive support package. To
                                                                                 ensure people with dependents have adequate support and sufficient
Address:      Upland, 227a The Ridge, Hastings, TN34 2AE                         income. We offer a drop in service, appointments, home visits,
eMail:                                                                           surgeries and advice by phone and email.

Contact Information:
                                                                                 Hastings Area Community Trust
Anytime, preferably by letter.
What We Offer:
                                                                                 Contact:      Mrs Debbie Thomas                    Tel   01424 425224
Provide financial and other support to good causes and deserving
individuals in the Borough of Hastings.                                          Position:     Clerk to Trustees
                                                                                 Address:      49 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1EN
Hastings & St Leonards Seniors'                                                  eMail:
Forum                                                                            Website:
Contact:                                                                         Contact Information:
Position:                                                                        The office is not open to the public.
Address:      Freepost RRJK-JGLY-RUYU, PO Box 270, Hastings,                     What We Offer:
              TN34 9BT
                                                                                 We trace our origins to 1890 and have been in our current building
eMail:                                              since 1928. We shared a common history with HVA until 1998. Since
Website:                                                    1890 we have been making grants to local people in relief of poverty.
                                                                                 All applications must come through another agency such as the CAB.
Contact Information:                                                             Most grants do not exceed £80 for a single person and £140 for a
We normally meet in disabled-friendly premises in Hastings town                  family.
centre. Details of our activities are in our newsletter and in literature
sent to new members. Membership is free.                                         Hastings Arts Forum
What We Offer:                                                                   Contact:      John Plummer                         Tel   01424 201636
Our principal objects are to promote the welfare and interests of                Position:     Committee Member
Seniors (defined as people over 50) in Hastings; to work in partnership          Address:      36 Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU
and liaise with organisations associated or working with Seniors in
Hastings;to provide a platform where matters of concern to Seniors can           eMail:
be raised and acted upon; and to promote policies as they affect                 Website:
Seniors, and generally put forward a positive view of older people.
                                                                                 Contact Information:
Hastings & St Leonards Voluntary                                                 Open 11am - 5pm seven days a week. There is disabled access.

Lifeguard Club                                                                   What We Offer:
                                                                                 A community-based arts organisation dedicated to promoting Hastings
Contact:      Mrs Di Cooke                           Tel   07970 424669
                                                                                 as a major centre for the arts. By maintaining a lively website and
Position:     Secretary                                                          providing regular email updates to members, we act as the
Address:      c/o 17 Austen Way, Rock Lane, Guestling, Nr Hastings,              representative voice for the arts community on the Community
              TN35 4JH                                                           Network. The forum operates two galleries exhibiting works of
                                                                                 contemporary art by local and nationally-recognised artists, and hosts
Contact Information:                                                             an extensive Creative Directory on its website providing free listings for
                                                                                 any member to promote their work. The Gallery premises are also used
Life saving/support training Fridays 8-10pm at Summerfields                      for evening meetings by local groups including the St Leonards Film
Open water activities summer weekends.                                           Society.
What We Offer:
The Club provides water safety, life-saving, life support and life guard         Hastings Badger Protection Society
training to community, youth and those wanting a vocational
                                                                                 Contact:      Mr Donald Wise                       Tel   01424 439168
qualification. Open water training leads to additional qualifications and
provision of voluntary beach patrols and safety cover for special events.        Position:     President
                                                                                 Address:      304 Bexhill Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 8AL
Hastings Advice & Representation                                                 Contact Information:
Centre (HARC)                                                                    We have an AGM only where there is disabled access.
Contact:      Ms Jacky Everard                       Tel   01424 428375          What We Offer:
Position:     Director                               Fax   01424 423266
                                                                                 People normally contact us by telephone when they have an
Address:      8 Cambridge Road, Hastings, TN34 1DJ                               emergency or when they require information involving wildlife issues.
Website:                                                     Hastings Chinese Association
Contact Information:                                                             Contact:      Ke Xia Xu                            Tel   01424 466100
                                                                                 Position:     Chairman
Monday - Friday 9:45-12:45 (open advice drop-in)
                                                                                 Address:      8/9 Sturdee Place, Hastings, TN34 3AJ
What We Offer:
Our mission is to relieve local poverty and improve the quality of life for
those on a low income. We aim to: Ensure the correct benefits and or
                                                                                 What We Offer:
tax credits are received by anyone on a low income, whether in work or
not. To facilitate a return to employment, through "back to work" grants         We like to keep and expand the great Chinese culture and traditions, to
and in work benefits. To give practical asssistance to homeless people.          mingle into the British culture and local society. We set up Chinese -
To assist people with disabilities, mental health problems and long term         English school, teaching children and the people who like to learn the
Chinese language and culture and teaching adults to learn written and            anytime.
spoken English.                                                                  What We Offer:
We also welcome the people who like Chinese culture to join our                  Co-ordinate and supervise all the activities of the Woodcraft Folk
Association. We intergrate all Chinese, Asian and people of other                Groups in its area; initiate joint activities between the Woodcraft Folk
ethnic origins together, we talk and help each other as a big family, we         Groups in its area and with other groups within and outside the
tie up each other to overcome any difficulties, we will celebrate our            Woodcraft Folk as appropriate;
traditional festivals like Chinese New Year and Mid Autumn festival, we          initiate and promote Woodcraft Folk leadership training, in order to
will arrange activities, some health and safety, laws, immigration               ensure good quality leadership; ensure that all its activities remain
speech etc. We will join local events at old town Carnival week, join            consistent with the National Woodcraft Folk Constitution as amended
HIO's events.                                                                    by the decisions of the Woodcraft Folk Annual Gathering; ensure that it
                                                                                 applies the decisions of the Woodcraft Folk Annual Gathering; maintain
After all these, we can release the stress and pressure from work and            a list of members; ensure reasonable conduct by all members while
home, our soul and health will benefit, we will have a happier,easier and        engaged in any Woodcraft Folk activity; to help children and young
more colourful life.                                                             people understand the values of co-operation, citizenship, collective
                                                                                 responsibility, internationalism, peace and respect for the environment.
Hastings Christian Trust                                                         Weekly sessions with children aged between 6 - 12 years, that lasts an
                                                                                 hour and a half. We focus on co-operative games, practical skills and
Contact:      Mr Roger Mitchell                      Tel   01424 422299          we also go on camping trips and residentials.
Position:     Trustee
Address:      242 St Helens Road, Hastings, TN34 2NE                             Hastings Furniture Service
eMail:                                               Contact:                                           Tel    01424 441112
Website:                                                     Position:
                                                                                 Address:      47 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JZ
What We Offer:
To support schools in their responsibilities to deliver spiritual, moral,            
social and citizenship aspects of the curriculum.
                                                                                 Contact Information:
Hastings Community Transport                                                     Open Monday - Saturday
Contact:      Mr Dave Lewis                          Tel   01424 436868          What We Offer:
Position:     Transport Manager                      Fax   01424 436868          HFS provides free collection of reusable furniture and electricals,
Address:      1a Beeching Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3LG                         providing items at low cost to people with low incomes through stores in
                                                                                 Hastings and Bexhill. Coverage throughout Hastings and Rother area.
eMail:                                                                           Discounts for people in receipt of means-tested benefits, working tax
                                                                                 credits, students and pensioners.
What We Offer:                                                                   Also provides removals and house clearance services.
Hastings Community Transport runs the Hastings Dial-a-Ride scheme.               Volunteering & work experience. Free training opportunities for
Dial a Ride is a door to door transport service for the elderly or people        unemployed and low-waged people.
of any age, including children, who have difficulty acessing public
transport due to permanent disability or illness. The vehicles used are          Hastings Gateway Club
designed to offer easy access and have tail-lifts/ramps that can be
used by those who cannot easily climb steps or who use a wheel chair.            Contact:      Mrs Marguerite Johnson               Tel    01424 429230
Journeys could include hospital visits, doctors appointments or                  Position:     Secretary
shopping and leisure activities.                                                 Address:      6 Grange Avenue, Hastings, TN34 2QE
Hastings Conservation Volunteers
                                                                                 Contact Information:
Contact:      Dr Simon Barker                        Tel   01424 755783
Position:     Chair                                                              Meets Thursdays 7pm - 9pm at Conquest Centre, Chichester Road, St
                                                                                 Leonards-on-Sea. Disabled friendly centre.
Address:      18 The Hoe, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7LL
                                                                                 What We Offer:
                                                                                 A weekly social club for adults with learning disabilities. Activities
Website:                                  include games, music, craft, outings, theatre trips and entertainers.
Contact Information:
Sundays 9:30am - around 3:30pm working in the countryside. Access                Hastings Intercultural Organisation
to some sites may be difficult, with steps or stiles.                            Contact:      Mrs Shiva Serati                     Tel    07745 696088
What We Offer:                                                                   Position:     Chair
We help to maintain a number of nature reserves across Hastings and              Address:      c/o 31 Mann Street, Hastings, TN34 1SE
Rother on behalf of charitable and community organisations. We work              eMail:
to maintain and improve a variety of wildlife habitats and keep footpaths
clear and passable. Training is given in the use of hand tools where
needed.                                                                          What We Offer:
                                                                                 Hastings Intercultural Organisation aims to support and empower BME
Hastings District Woodcraft Folk                                                 communities, also challenges prejudice and discrimination in all areas
                                                                                 of members' lives.
Contact:      Ms Shar Brown                          Tel   01424 718421
Position:     General Co-ordinator                                               Hastings Iranian Community
Address:      34 Plynlimmon Road, Hastings, TN34 3LX
                                                                                 Contact:      Mrs Shiva Serati                     Tel    07972 713399
eMail:                                         Position:     Secretary
Contact Information:                                                             Address:      c/o 31 Mann Street, Hastings, TN34 1SE
5:15 - 6:45pm Tuesday evenings in term time. Contact by telephone                eMail:
What We Offer:
We are a group of Iranians living and working in Hastings and
surrounding districts who have identified a need to come together in         Contact Information:
order to initially provide educational support for those who are             We meet on the second Wed of each month at The Pop In, 6 Bank
interested to learn Persian (Farsi). We aim to promote friendship            Buildings, Hastings. Doors open from 1pm, Meetings starts at 2pm.
between the local community and ethnic communities by organising             Has disability access.
events celebrating our culture and history. Moreover, we aim to
research the needs of the Iranian Community so as to provide the             What We Offer:
support they need as well as being able to direct them to agencies.          Hastings Pensioners Association is for retired people in the Hastings &
                                                                             St Leonards area. We hold monthly meetings and monthly trips to
Hastings Kurdish Welfare Association                                         places of interest. We also visit members when they are in hospital or if
                                                                             they are housebound.
Contact:      Mr Yaser Dirki                       Tel   01424 427911
Position:     Volunteer                                                      Hastings Philharmonic Choir
Address:      49 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1EN
                                                                             Contact:     Hilary Baker                         Tel   01424 431442
eMail:                                           Position:    Hon. Secretary
Website:                                        Address:     8 De Cham Court, 33 De Cham Road, St Leonards-on-
Contact Information:                                                                      Sea, TN37 6JA

The office is usually staffed Mon & Tues. English lessons are on             eMail:
Saturday at 5pm.                                                             Website:
What We Offer:                                                               Contact Information:
We provide a support group for the local Kurdish Community and offer:-       Wed 7:30 - 9:30pm at The Tabernacle, Cambridge Road. September -
advice and help on everyday matters, English lessons and cultural            June. Limited disabled access, no disabled toilet.
                                                                             What We Offer:

Hastings Old Town Residents                                                  The aims of Hastings Philharmonic Choir are to educate the general
                                                                             public in the art and science of music, in particular choral music, by
Association                                                                  means of study, practice and performance of choral music. Founded as
                                                                             The Town Choir in 1928, today it has 90+ singers. Membership is open
Contact:      Mr Dick Edwards                      Tel   01424 437069        to individuals over 18 or organisations who are approved by the
Position:     Chair                                                          Trustees. Applicants for membership must undertake a voice test
Address:      East Hill House, 13 Tackleway, Hastings, TN34 3DE              (audition) with the Musical Director. Some musical knowledge is
                                                                             desirable and a willingness to learn is essential. Members must pay an
eMail:                                              annual membership fee and 2 hourly rehearsals take place on
Website:                                               Wednesday evenings between September and June. There are usually
                                                                             three or four concerts with orchestral accompaniment during the year in
What We Offer:                                                               prestigious venues throughout the town. Classical music concerts are
                                                                             expensive to stage so fundraising is also an important activity.
HOTRA seeks to promote and protect the best interests of the
residents of the Old Town. We are willing to positively engage with all
agencies and organisations whose work affects our members quality of         Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust
life.                                                                        Contact:                                          Tel   07913 664163
Hastings Open Bowls Tournament                                               Address:     White Rock Hotel, 1 - 10 White Rock, Hastings, TN34 2JZ
Contact:      Mrs Gwendoline Softley               Tel   01424 461803        eMail:
Position:     Hon. Ass. Secretary
Address:      Main Bowls Pavilion, White Rock Gardens, Hastings,
              TN34 1LD                                                       Contact Information:
eMail:                              The shop is open in the winter Fri/Sat/Sun 11am - 4pm. From Easter
                                                                             Everyday (except Mon) 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Website:                                There are no steps to Arthur Greens.
Contact Information:                                                         At this time we have no public facilities.
Disabled access and toilets available.                                       What We Offer:
Can be contacted by email or via our website at all times and by phone       Our aims are to take on the ownership of Hastings Pier to repair the
9am-6pm.                                                                     substructure and bring the top back to a vibrant retail space for the use
Main Tournament dates 8th - 13th August 2011                                 of the community and visitors alike.
What We Offer:                                                               In the mean time we have opened a trust base and artist-makers space
                                                                             at Arthur Green 34 White Rock on the seafront opposite the old baths.
To provide and maintain an open bowls tournament of the highest              Community groups and projects can use the shop to promote them
standard. It is held for one week commencing the second Monday in            selves, can hold small group meetings, Artist makers can apply to sell
August of each year under the patronage of the Mayor and Hastings            their wares in the shop. We will have the history of Hastings Pier, White
Borough Council. The tournament committee also organise an end of            Rock and The American Ground on display. Up to date information on
bowling season charity mixed triples competition in aid of local charities   the Pier and the Trust.
which is held on the last Sunday in September for one day only. Both
events attract many visitors, bowlers and their friends and family to the
town.                                                                        Hastings Planning & Heritage
Hastings Pensioners Association                                              Contact:     Mr Richard Price                     Tel   01424 461072
Contact:      Mrs Jean Gillam                      Tel   01424 438611        Position:    Administrator
Position:     Secretary                            Fax   01424 425773
                                                                             Address:     2 Howard House, Terrace Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
Address:      4 Middle Street, Hastings, TN34 1NA                                         TN37 6UF
eMail:                                    What We Offer:
Website:                                     Supply vehicles such as wheelchairs, powerchairs and scooters or
                                                                              electric wheelchairs to enable people to shop more easily in the
Contact Information:                                                          shopping centre and in and around Hastings. Equipment is also
By email or the website.                                                      available on long-term loan to accommodate holiday makers to the
What We Offer:
The Hastings Planning & Heritage Watchdog represents the ordinary
people of the borough who may feel despair at what are sometimes
                                                                              Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link
inappropriate planning decisions in their own locality and/or the             Contact:      Robin Gray                           Tel    01424 436603
seemingly relentless destruction of the town’s character and ambience.        Position:     Hon. Secretary
We believe that planning officers are often ineffective against the
                                                                              Address:      Oaklands, Rock Lane, Hastings, TN35 4NY
demands of what are commonly known as ‘greedy developers’ and
would like to see the right building in the right place (development that     eMail:
does not compromise our precious vulnerable assets of ancient
woodland and green space) – and with respect for the spirit of the truly
exceptional town that is Hastings & St Leonards.                              Contact Information:
Our website is intended to be a one-stop shop for people to decide for
                                                                              We hold meetings in Hastings Town Hall every 6 weeks or so - access
themselves if they would like our help or to support us in any way. If you
                                                                              is easy. Our fund-raising activities may take place anywhere in
wish to learn more, do contact us.
                                                                              Hastings. Contact through the Secretary, Robin Gray (above), or the
                                                                              Vice-chair, Derek Tomblin, on 753768.
Hastings Russian Community                                                    What We Offer:
Contact:      Mrs Marina Orden                     Tel   01424 250448
                                                                              The Link was established to maintain a bridge between Hastings East
Position:     Chair                                                           Sussex and Hastings Sierra Leone (the two towns have been officially
Address:      IBC, 5 South Street, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AP               twinned since 14.02.07) with the aims of: developing inter-community
                                                                              relations and greater cultural awareness; supporting Hastings Sierra
eMail:                                          Leone as it rebuilds itself in the aftermath of civil war; providing
Contact Information:                                                          humanitarian aid and support in the areas of education, health and
                                                                              sustainable development, especially through the local administrative
Meets twice a week. On Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from                     authority, and through the area’s training institutes for medical
16:00 - 17:30.                                                                education, police training, fire & ambulance services and vocational
What We Offer:                                                                education. The Link has rebuilt 13 bridges in the town and is now
                                                                              raising £135k for a 'community resource building' with, banking, admin,
Hastings Russian Group was created in 2004 to give support to                 library and training facilities etc, which the villagers have named the
children and their parents and to help ease their integration into the        Hastings Twin Town Centre. Amongst other links, there are 7 pairings
society in Hastings. We also promote friendship between the local             of schools. We organise fundraising events throughout the year, and
communities by organising events which celebrate our culture and              are still looking for major funding to finish the building before going on
history. We hold classes to teach the Russian language for children.          to micro-economic projects.
Hastings Russian Community is a great opportunity for Russian
speaking parents to meet up and talk about their daily lives in their
native language. In addition, we provide support and information for          Hastings SMART Recovery Group
parents who are in need of particular services in Hastings & St               Contact:      Mr William Silve
Leonards.                                                                     Position:     Facilitator
                                                                              Address:      Thrift House, 18 Wellington Place, Hastings, TN34 1NY
Hastings Sanctuary Service
Contact:      Mrs Mel Tapp                         Tel   01424 200353
Position:     Service Manager                      Fax   01424 200352
Address:      36 Ashburnham Road, Hastings, TN35 5JL                          Contact Information:

eMail:                                    We plan to run a weekly meeting open to anyone wishing to address
                                                                              their substance misuse every Monday afternoon at the HVA building.
Contact Information:                                                          Initially, we are planning for 2.30pm starting on Monday 22nd August.
                                                                              This group will run for 60 minutes.
Facilities are only for the service users.
                                                                              What We Offer:
What We Offer:
                                                                              Our purpose is to help individuals seeking abstinence from addictive
Turning Point's Hastings Sanctuary Service provides short term                behaviours to gain independence, achieve recovery and lead
residential support for up to seven people in a mental health crisis for      meaningful and satisfying lives. The approach is secular and science
up to two weeks. We offer individualised care, practical help and             based; using motivational, behavioral and cognitive methods. We view
emotional support, enabling people to overcome their period of crisis         substance/activity dependence as a dysfunctional habit, while
and find new ways of coping in the future . To access The Sanctuary,          recognising that it is possible that certain people have a predisposition
service users have to be referred by a mental health professional. Main       towards addictive behaviour.
activities are tv, relaxtion therapies, board games, gardening and            Our self empowering, 4-point recovery programme consists of:
cooking. These are only for the clients at the service.                       1.Enhancing and Maintaining Motivation to Abstain
                                                                              2.Coping with Urges
Hastings Shopmobility                                                         3.Problem Solving (Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours)
                                                                              4.Lifestyle Balance (Balancing momentary and enduring satisfactions)
Contact:      Mr Dennis Simpson                    Tel   01424 447847
Position:     Scheme Co-Ordinator                  Fax   01424 718053
                                                                              Hastings St Leonards Heritage Open
Address:      Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Queens Road, Hastings,
              TN34 1PJ                                                        Days
eMail:                                    Contact:      Mrs Cath Tajima Powell               Tel    01424 427794
Contact Information:                                                          Position:     Chair of Steering Group
                                                                              Address:      Top Flat, 36 Carisbrooke Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
Mon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm all year. Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am -
                                                                                            TN38 0JN
4pm. Thursdays until 7.30pm

eMail:                             The restoration, upkeep, display and demonstration of Hastings
                                                                            Trolleybuses. To promote the re-introduction of trolleybuses as a viable
                                                                            and ecologically sound sustainable form of transport.
Contact Information:
Contact by email                                                            Hastings Trust
What We Offer:                                                              Contact:      Ms Mel Bonney-Kane                      Tel    01424 446373
Hastings St Leonards Heritage Open Days offers free access to               Position:     Executive Director                      Fax    01424 436740
properties usually closed to the public or normally charging admission.     Address:      35 Robertson Street, Hastings, TN34 1HT
Every year on four days in September buildings (and outdoor spaces) of
every age style and function throw open their doors in a once-in-a-year     eMail:
chance to discover hidden architectural treasures, events, activities,      Website:
bringing life to local history and culture.
                                                                            Contact Information:

Hastings Street Pastors                                                     Ground floor fully-accessible. Open 9:30am - 5pm. One of our
                                                                            meeting rooms is not accessible to those with mobility problems.
Contact:     Mr Martin West                       Tel    07964 167870       IT/internet facilities available at low cost or free for the use of job
Position:    Co-ordinator                                                   search facilities.
Address:     4 Piltdown Close, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3XA                     What We Offer:
eMail:                                  Development Trust and Community Anchor promoting social,
                                                                            economic, culutral and environmental regeneration of Hastings and St
                                                                            Leonards through direct delivery of various projects, partnership
Contact Information:                                                        facilitation and working, individual assistance in personal development,
                                                                            volunteering, employablility, enterprise development etc and assistance
Friday's & Saturday's 10pm - 4am in Hastings Town Centre & Old
                                                                            in community self help and community led regeneration activity. The
Town. We have a base where Prayer Pastors reside during each duty
                                                                            Trust also runs a community development finance initiative which
at Wellington Square Baptist Church in the Town Centre. We are
                                                                            provides access to affordable loans and financial literacy support for
contactable on 07964 167870 at all times. We also attend events by
                                                                            individuals excluded from mainstream financial institutions.
local invitation e.g. 4 England World Cup games, Hastings Beer
                                                                            Volunteering opportunities include customer service, administration,
festival, Old Town Carnival & Hastings Bonfire night to name a few.
                                                                            reception and IT support. Training and meeting room facilities. Social
What We Offer:                                                              enterprise.
Street Pastors do not preach or evangelise but care, listen & help,
particularly with regard to young people who have found themselves          Hastings Urban Bikes
disenfranchised and/or marginalised from society. A Street Pastor is
                                                                            Contact:      Mrs Judy Russell                        Tel    01424 434035
someone who is willing to engage people where they are, in terms of
their thinking (their perspective on life) and location (where they hang    Position:     Secretary
out, be it on the streets, in the pubs or clubs or wherever). Street        Address:      5 Portland Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1QG
Pastors are there to get to know people in the community and to build
relationships in order to find out their needs & what can be done to        eMail:
help. Our five core values are the sacredness & sanctity of human life,     Website:
valuing and honouring the communtiy, being a person of integrity,
taking personal responsibility & the growth & development of the            Contact Information:
individual to the fullest potential.                                        Hotel is accessed by steps.
                                                                            What We Offer:
Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green                                      The aim of Hastings Urban Bikes (HUB) is to work towards
Contact:     Mr Keith Leech                       Tel    01424 716576       improvements in cycling facilities in Hastings and St Leonards and
Position:    Chair                                                          bring about positive change through campaigning, research, fund-
                                                                            raising and other activities. Our goal is to create better and safer routes
Address:     62 Collier Road, Hastings, TN34 3JS
                                                                            to school, work and around the town.
eMail:                                       We meet monthly (3rd Tuesday each month) at the White Rock Hotel.
                                                                            There is a social side with organised bike rides, a bike festival,
                                                                            Christmas party as well as bike maintenance and general help and
Contact Information:                                                        advice about cycling.
May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
What We Offer:
                                                                            Hastings Voluntary Action
                                                                            Contact:      Mr Steve Manwaring                      Tel    01424 444010
To continue the custom of taking out a Jack-in-the-Green on May Day
Bank Holiday and associated Morris Dance and folk festival.                 Position:     Director                                Fax    01424 432877
                                                                            Address:      Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN
Hastings Trolleybus Restoration                                             eMail:
Group                                                                       Website:

Contact:     Mr Ion Castro                        Tel    01424 437468       Contact Information:
Position:    Chair                                Fax    01424 440433       Open 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri. Volunteer Bureau open between 9.30am -
Address:     c/o 119 Braybrooke Road, Hastings, TN34 1TQ                    1pm Mon, Wed & Fridays.

eMail:                                               What We Offer:

Website:                                           A Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) which: * provides support
                                                                            services that promote voluntary action and help voluntary community
Contact Information:                                                        groups operate effectively * supports voluntary/community sector
Depot is not open to the public. Meetings usually at RAFA Club,             development to meet local needs * facilitates liaison between groups
Wellington Square. We hold an annual show on the Oval on third              and develops lines of communication between the voluntary & statutory
Sunday in May.                                                              sector on key policy issues * promotes the role of the voluntary sector
                                                                            and established partnerships with statutory agencies involved in the
What We Offer:                                                              planning and delivery of local services.

Support services provided include information, newsletter, website,            week.
local directory of voluntary & community sector resources, volunteer           What We Offer:
centre, community accountancy, group support, small grants, funding
advice, training, equipment hire and town centre meeting space with            The aim of the Scout Association is to help Young People achieve their
disabled access.                                                               full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as
Community development support available:* to promote partnership               responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and
and dialogue with public service organisations.                                international community. To have FUN.

Hastings Welsh Society                                                         Headstart2Work
Contact:      Mrs Marjorie Atherden                 Tel    01424 441208        Contact:      Ms Nicki Dann                           Tel    01424 893803
Position:                                                                      Position:     Project Manager
Address:      91 Barley Lane, Hastings, TN35 5NT                               Address:      Crouch Farm, Crouch Lane, Ninfield, TN33 9EG
eMail:                                                                         eMail:
Contact Information:                                                           Website:

No set times, meetings and events notified to members by newsletter.           Contact Information:
What We Offer:                                                                 8.30-4.40
                                                                               We have disable access but no disabled toilet facilities at the moment.
To promote the interests of those who are Welsh by birth, relationship
or inclination, in friendship, education and cultural interests in Wales       What We Offer:
and the Welsh language. To meet socially and support charities.                Engage young people from 10 to 25 in vocational courses to motivate
                                                                               them back into education or training. To avoid them becoming NEET
Hastings Youth Council                                                         (not in employment, education or training). We target the
                                                                               disadvantaged, the travelling community, those with learning difficulties,
Contact:      Mr Emile Tambeh                     Tel      01424 451760        behavioural issues, mental health issues, special needs, those who
Position:     Youth & Senior's Participation Offi Fax      01424 451319        have been excluded or risk exclusion, those at risk of becoming or are
Address:      Aquila House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 2NA                   NEET and other individuals marginalised by society. We offer courses
                                                                               in construction, animal and pet care, agriculture and horticulture,
eMail:                                              lifeskills and works skills and art.
Contact Information:
Meetings Mondays 6:30 - 8pm at St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road,
                                                                               Hollington Community Centre
St Leonards-on-Sea.                                                            Contact:      Mr Peter Shoesmith                      Tel    01424 852166
What We Offer:                                                                 Position:     Chair

Hastings Youth Council aims to provide a voice for young people 13-21          Address:      1 Wishing Tree Road North, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38
to enable them to participate in decision making processes that affect                       9LL
their lives. It provides a forum for young people to debate and consult        eMail:
with local agencies, politicians and authorities on issues that affect
them and their communities.                                                    Contact Information:
                                                                               Centre open every evening 7 - 11pm.
Hastings Youth Trust                                                           Activities Monday - Friday and Sunday evenings.

Contact:      Mrs Christine Lane                                               What We Offer:
Position:     Clerk                                                            To encourage social intercourse between members/groups of our local
              Glenwood, 151 Old Roar Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,                 community. Sporting and recreational activity.
              TN37 7HH
                                                                               Home Works East
                                                                               Contact:                                              Tel    01424 858341
What We Offer:                                                                 Position:     Gateway Officer                         Fax    01424 858342
Grants may be made to recognised organisations and to individuals              Address:      Innovation Centre, Highfield Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea,
who meet the following criteria:- Beneficiaries must be under 25 years                       TN38 9UH
old, They must reside in the Borough of Hastings or within 5 miles of
the Borough Boundary.
The main objects for which grants may be made are:- The provision of           Website:
facilities for recreation and other leisure activities for those having need
                                                                               Contact Information:
of such facilities by reason of their youth or social and economic
circumstances and with the object of improving their condition of life.        Contact us for more information or feedback. Phone (as above) text:
The provision and promotion of facilities for religious and social             07540 721244, or email (as above).
education and training.                                                        What We Offer:
The provision and promotion of facilities for the education and training
of potential youth leaders.                                                    Home Works is for anyone aged 16 to 64, who needs help and support
                                                                               around housing and lives in East Sussex. This includes single people,
                                                                               couples and families who have mortgage, rent arrears or debt
Hastings, Rye & District Scouts                                                problems, are at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless, are
Contact:      Mrs Ann Brownhill                     Tel    01424 426878        setting up home for the first time, are suffering from, or at risk of,
Position:     District Secretary                                               domestic violence, have drug or alcohol problems, have recently had
                                                                               a relationship breakdown or bereavement or any other reason that
Address:      12 Henderson Close, Hastings, TN34 2DU                           places their accommodation at risk
Website:                                           Homecall (Rother)
Contact Information:                                                           Contact:      Mrs Maureen Daley                       Tel    01424 214458
                                                                               Position:     Scheme Manager
Groups in our District meet at various places around Hastings, St
Leonards, Brede, Westfield, Northiam and Rye on every night of the             Address:      9 Hever Crescent, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4HQ
eMail:                                     Contact Information:
Website:                                            We run Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5pm Some evening courses.
Contact Information:                                                         What We Offer:
Office hours are 8:30 - 1:30pm Monday to Thursday.                           Horizons Community Learning Project offers a wide range of tasters,
However, there is an answerphone available at all times for contact          short and longer courses to adults wishing to return to learning in an
outside of these hours.                                                      informal setting, close to home. It offers qualifications, such as NVQ's,
                                                                             GCSE's and University accreditation.
What We Offer:
Homecall is a voluntary home visiting scheme for Blind and Partially         All courses are free, supported by free carer/creche facilities and free
Sighted people living in Bexhill-on-Sea. Our aims are to support             transport where possible. Advice and guidance is offered on a range of
independence, health and welfare, encourage social inclusion and             educational and funding opportunities. Support for learning is also
relieve isolation. Through our network of volunteers we offer weekly         offered through drop-ins and individual sessions. Many courses can be
visits for about an hour to help with tasks made difficult by sight loss.    joined throughout the year.
These include reading correspondence and writing, help with day to day
financial administration, small sewing jobs and a myriad of tasks, giving    The project works closely with other local and voluntary and statutory
much needed support in the home as well as enabling visits to the town       groups and offers opportunities and qualifications for volunteering.
or to go for walks. We do not offer help with personal care, cooking,
housework or any tasks classed as 'paid work'. Homecall is a free
                                                                             Hospital Radio Hastings
                                                                             Contact:     Mr Matthew Butler                     Tel   01424 755255 E
Home-Start Hastings & Rother                                                 Position:    Chair

              Mrs Judy Breen                              01424 443636       Address:     Broadcasting Studio, Level 4, Conquest Hospital, The
Contact:                                           Tel
                                                                                          Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7RD
Position:     Senior Organiser                     Fax    01424 443636
Address:      66 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AS
                                                                             Contact Information:
Contact Information:
                                                                             24 hour computerised broadcasting. Studio staffed most evenings.
Contact should initially be made by phone. Office hours are Monday to
Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm.                                                      What We Offer:

What We Offer:                                                               Our main aims are to provide a service of music, spoken word,
                                                                             interviews and requests for patients in the Conquest Hospital. We are
Home-Start offers one to one, personalised support for parents with          a self-funding registered charity and our activities are holding outside
children under five; reaching out to families at risk of social exclusion    broadcasts mainly at Supermarkets, open days, attending fetes and
including those who do not engage with other services. Home-Start            holding quiz evenings.
places trained volunteers alongside parents in their own homes and
offers group support to those who feel socially isolated or are suffering
low level effects of Post Natal/Perinatal Depression. We also offer          Housing 21 - Farren Court
family trips at least twice a year and a regular newsletter publicising      Contact:                                           Tel   0370 192 4556
events and available support in the local area.                                           Manager
Home-Start prides itself on offering adaptable support that is tailored to
the individual needs of each family and is provided for as long as the       Address:     Farren Court, Block 71-79, Ironlatch Avenue, St Leonards-
family needs it.                                                                          on-Sea, TN38 9JN
Volunteers are managed and supervised by their local Home-Start              eMail:
scheme which is in turn supported by Home-Start UK; a community
resource with all the benefits of a strong national organisation             Contact Information:
                                                                             Monday - Bingo 2 - 4pm
Hope - G                                                                     Tuesday - Coffee Morning 10 - 12 noon
                                                                             Friday (fortnightly) 7pm onward.
Contact:      Mr Tony Mitchell                     Tel    0793 202 3309
                                                                             Disability access and WC facilities.
Position:     Chair
                                                                             What We Offer:
                                                                             Residents Social Club within Housing Association offering activities to
eMail:                                   members (residents - local and within scheme).
Contact Information:
Can be contacted by mobile.                                                  Hyde In Touch
What We Offer:                                                               Contact:                                           Tel   01424 224060
                                                                             Position:    Stairlift Services Manager            Fax   01424 224060
Hope - G aims to provide a voice for predominantly, but not exclusively,
black and minority ethnic (BME) older people (50+) in East Sussex. We        Address:     Stairlift & Mobility Services, 47 London Road, Bexhill-on-
speak up about health, social care, economic and community issues                         Sea, TN39 3JY
that affect senior people from all BME and religious backgrounds. As         eMail:
Hope - G we have a voice for senior people to engage with statutory
bodies and contribute to improvements in services.                           Website:
                                                                             Contact Information:
Horizons Community Learning Project                                          We are open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Saturdays 10am - 3pm
Contact:      Sonia Plato                          Tel    01424 204136       What We Offer:
Position:     Co-ordinator                         Fax    01424 718212
Address:      2 Churchill Court, Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea,
              TN38 9DG                                                       Small Works & Handyperson Service assists with minor repairs in your
eMail:                                   home; .examples include installing external handrails, grab rails, putting
                                                                             up shelves, moving furniture, improving security to your home, installing
Website:                                   keysafes, minor building, joinery plumbing repairs and much more.

Independent Living Service                                                   eMail:

A single point of access for people who require Simple Aids for Daily        Contact Information:
Living, i.e. chair raisers, bath boards, perching stools. We provide a       Available all hours by telephone or email, By appointment for lecture or
telephone or personal visit to give holistic advice on health, housing and   discussion.
social care issues. Our service is Free.
                                                                             What We Offer:
Stairlift Services                                                           To remove misunderstanding and misconception about Islam. To
                                                                             create harmony with the host community and Muslims. Free supply of
We provide quality new and recycled daily living equipment, stairlifts,      books, cd, dvd and lectures or one-to-one discussion with non-Muslims
external and internal handrails and ramps. We can provide a delivery         eager to know about Islam.
and fitting service. We sell donated daily living equipment at a third of
the retail price. All our stairlifts are warranted. We will remove
unwanted stairlifts that are less than 5 years old free of charge.           Junkanoo UK
The Hyde in touch Stairlift and Handyperson Service has been                 Contact:     Ms Helen Dawson                       Tel   01424 715482
approved by the “Buy and Support With Confidence”
                                                                             Address:     1 Beverley Walk, Hastings, TN34 2TH
Contact:      Ms Julia McLean                      Tel    01424 203944
Position:     Artistic Director                                              Contact Information:
Address:      21 Lower Park Road, Hastings, TN34 2LB                         Contact by phone during normal office hours. Meetings held in private
                                                                             homes. Wheelchair access not necessarily available at present.
                                                                             What We Offer:
                                                                             To teach and promote an understanding through the education of
Contact Information:
                                                                             designing, creating and developing carnival costumes and other forms
Shows and workshops take place at miscellaneous times, dates and             of art concepts within this area by employing different cultural
places.                                                                      influences. This will benefit music lovers, active members of different
Contact the company Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for details of specific events.          communities, educationalists and their students.
What We Offer:
Based on our constitution, IDOLRICH aims to create theatre in a variety
                                                                             Links Project
of genres with unique and exploratory shows. We deliberately organize        Contact:     Mr Marc Turczanski                    Tel   01424 444010
shows which will widen audiences of differing ages and interests; and        Position:    Project Co-ordinator
also make skills practiced available to all people (includes members of
public, apprentices and volunteers) via teaching.                            Address:
Our projects have a particular focus on social inclusion through working     eMail:
with themes and people that represent: ethnic minorities, economically
disadvantaged, those with learning difficulties/ disabilities or are         What We Offer:
vulnerable due to homelessness, substance misuse etc, within
communities.                                                                 The Links Project is a multi-agency support and advice project for
We also offer volunteer and apprenticeship schemes and provide free/         asylum seekers, refugees and new migrant communities living in
cheap puppet training workshops for those within the voluntary sector.       Hastings and St Leonards. It runs a drop in on Wednesday each week
We work in partnership with other complementary bodies promoting             from 10.30am - 4pm at Concordia Hall, Church Road, St Leonards. We
puppet theatre as both a form of art and a (financially accessible)          provide access to support and advice in a range of areas that include
medium which individuals can express themselves as part of a wider           healthcare, immigration advice and welfare benefits that is provided by
scheme to promote well being.                                                a number of different local agencies and services. We also run a
                                                                             number of time limited projects such as gardening, sewing and English
In 2 Play CIC
Contact:       Claire Power                        Tel    01424 432742       Lions Club of Hastings
                                                                             Contact:     Mrs Judith Cubison                    Tel   01424 728941
Address:      The Bridge Community Centre, 361 Priory Road,                               Secretary
              Hastings, TN34 3NW
                                                                             Address:     7 Laton Road, Hastings, TN34 2ET
Contact Information:
Anyone interested needs to ring as services take place in different
venues.                                                                      What We Offer:
What We Offer:                                                               A non-sectarian/non-political organisation. The largest service
This group is a community interest company with 4 Directors. Its aim is      organisation in the world. Each local Lions Club aims to service its local
to promote play and playful activities through a series of projects:-        community. Hastings Lions Club raises its own funds, assesses
Mobile toy library service for under 5's across Hastings. After school       applications for support, makes donations to local causes and assists in
club at Broomgrove and the Bridge. Training for child-care workers and       fundraising events. Membership by invitation. The Community Services
assessors. CRB checking service as an umbrella body. Lottery funded          Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month and the Club's
project 'Play on your doorstep'. Offers a creche service for meetings        business meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
and training sessions. Working with a client group of children in the
planning and development of the new Adventure Playground in Ore              Marsham Older Peoples Project
Islamic Information Centre                                                   Contact:     Mrs Sheila Thomas                     Tel   01424 814726
Contact:      Dr Tariq Rajbee                      Tel    01424 812727       Position:    Co-ordinator
Position:     Chair                                                          Address:     Fairlight Village Hall, Broadway, Fairlight, Hastings, TN35
Address:      The Cedars, Pett Road, Pett, Hastings, TN35 4HB

                                                                            What We Offer:
Contact Information:
                                                                            Community group for Residents, ex residents of Sanctuary Carr Gomm
Every Friday between 9-3pm or co-ordinator weekly pm                        and interested parties. The group was set up to empower, support,
                                                                            expand and monitor the positive development of the group members in
                                                                            a creative and imaginative way, for example organising events and
Mencap Open Door                                                            educational trips, Healthy eating cookery group. To encourage them to
                                                                            become active members of their community. This is an independent
Contact:     Mrs Veronica Smith                    Tel   01424 718223
                                                                            service user's led group.
Position:    Manager                               Fax   01424 422082
Address:     64 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AS                   Music Well CIC
eMail:                              Contact:     Liz Butt                            Tel    01797 227994
Website:                                Position:    Director / Musical Therapist
Contact Information:                                                        Address:     1 Seaview Terrace, East Street, Rye, TN31 7JZ
Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm. Various part-time client vacancies. Limited           eMail:
wheelchair access.
What We Offer:
                                                                            Contact Information:
Open Door was established in 1987 and provides daycare for adults
with a learning disability, covering a wide range of abilities. Each        Drum circles and singing groups are set up regularly. For information
service user is assessed on their ability in all areas and from this an     on all our activities ring us.
individual programme is developed. We offer a one in five staff ratio in    What We Offer:
all our activities and when necessary this can be increased. Open Door
                                                                            The Music Well provides music therapy and musical activities to
has the following policies - health & safety, equal opportunities,
                                                                            enhance health and well being for members of the local community. As
medication, confidentiality & grievance policies, risk assessments on
                                                                            well as music therapy our 2 venues in Rye run drum circles and singing
individuals and all activities and a mini-bus. The ethos of Open Door is
for each individual to be given the opportunity to use community-based
activities and gain individual independence.
                                                                            Musica Sacra
Mountfield Village Hall Committee                                           Contact:     Mr Peter Armstrong                  Tel    01424 428262
Contact:     Mrs Ruby Willis                       Tel   01580 880186       Position:    Chair
Position:    Chairman                                                       Address:     24 Lazonby Court, Cumberland Gardens, St Leonards-on-
                                                                                         Sea, TN38 0QP
Address:     1 Brickyard Cottages, Mountfield, Robertsbridge, TN32
             5LB                                                            eMail:

What We Offer:                                                              NSPCC Hastings & Rother Young
To maintain the village hall for the use of all residents to hire for
different occasions and activities. We run an extended class for older
                                                                            People's Service
people. There are painting classes, belly dancing classes, drama            Contact:                                         Tel    01424 428833
reading group, with other intermittent activities and social happenings.    Position:                                        Fax    01424 718959
                                                                            Address:     Silverhill Centre, 2 Sedlescombe Road South, St
Moving Stages Performing Arts Group                                                      Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0TA
Contact:     Mr Samuel-Gene Rawlinson              Tel   07761 807 354      eMail:
Position:    Chair of trustee board                                         Contact Information:
                                                                            Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Contact at other times by arrangement.
eMail:                                          What We Offer:
Contact Information:                                                        Information, advice and counselling for children, young people and their
Saturday Mornings is when the majority of the sessions take place,          families. This includes office based counselling and group work,
however the organisation is contactable 7 days a week by e-mail or          Solution Talk - for children, young people and their friends and family.
telephone. Our sessions can be arranged with disabled access if             Initiatives supporting increased involvement of, and participation by,
neccesary. We are yet to find a permanent venue for our sessions due        young people.
to funding but are very open to suggestions, however we would stress
that we would hope to remain in central Hastings.                           Nutstash Woodland Project CIC
What We Offer:                                                              Contact:     Miss Fiona Tooth                    Tel    info@nutstash.c
We are a performing arts group for 16-25 year olds in the Hastings          Position:    Managing Director
area. We aim to provide an outlet for young people to discover and
develop their talent. We also actively encourage confidence building
activities and will be putting on various productions and workshops for     eMail:
our service users.                                                          Website:
                                                                            Contact Information:
Moving-on/Moving-up Activities &
                                                                            Contactable by phone during normal waking hours on designated
Support Group                                                               mobile phone, number 07514 815743. All activities are carried out in
Contact:     Ms Maureen Curzon                     Tel   01424 721489       woodland without disabled facilities
Position:    Secretary                             Fax   01424 721526       What We Offer:
Address:     13-15 Priory Avenue, Hastings, TN34 1UH                        Nutstash aims to provide a supportive training programme and social
                                                                            enterprise for 'at risk' young people through:
eMail:                         accredited training courses in coppice management, pest control, and
allied subjects including taster days, 24 day and short follow-up
courses, encouraging the continued involvement of participants in the          Old Hastings Preservation Society
not-for-profit social enterprise as employees, free-lance makers,              Contact:      Ms Anne Scott                         Tel   01424 424744
mentors and volunteers with signposting to further education and
                                                                               Position:     Chair                                 Fax   01424 427718
alternative employment opportunities, offering pest control, woodland
management and woodfuel/sawlog processing services to other                    Address:      Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings,
land/woodland owners, continuing the sensitive management of Nutkin’                         TN34 3AU
s Wood providing an example of acknowledged best practice,                     eMail:
developing and marketing a range of products including woodfuel,
charcoal and woodcraft items and establishing a presence at local              Website:
Farmers’ Markets and private outlets, offering up to 2 Directorships of        Contact Information:
the CIC to participants who demonstrate suitable attributes and
collaborating with other allied organisations and charities to mutual          Thursdays (10.00am - 1.00pm), or as advertised for events, or by
advantage.                                                                     appointment - 447643 (Dennis Collins)
                                                                               What We Offer:
NYAS, National Youth Advocacy                                                  To promote the permanent preservation of buildings of beauty or
Service, East Sussex                                                           historic interest in the Borough of Hastings and St Leonards. To foster
                                                                               an appreciation of the history of the town of Hastings and to preserve
Contact:      Mrs Ros Starling                      Tel    0800 616101         evidence of that history. To develop the History House at our
Position:     Project Manager                       Fax    01323 410977        Headquarters to enable residents, visitors and students to explore the
                                                                               history of the town, by providing exhibitions, research facilities, talks
Address:      c/o Highlight House, Unit 14, 8 St Leonards Road,                and courses, and to continue our programme of external lectures,
              Eastbourne, BN21 3UH                                             guided walks and publications. To encourage and undertake recording
eMail:                                            and research which supports our objective. To ensure the Fishermen’s
                                                                               Museum continues to provide interpretation of this important local
Website:                                                     industry and to preserve and add to its collection. To oppose any
Contact Information:                                                           inappropriate developments likely to destroy the artistic or historic
                                                                               amenities of the town, whilst encouraging good architecture, design and
Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm                                                      planning in conservation areas.
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Advocates meet with young people in a place of their choosing, school,
home, local café etc                                                           Open Door - Christ Church, Ore
What We Offer:                                                                 Contact:      Miss Margaret Crocker                 Tel   01424 428390
NYAS provides independent and confidential advocacy and                        Position:     Secretary
Independent Visitor Service for young people who are:                          Address:      19 Fairlight Avenue, Hastings, TN35 5HS
•age 8 to 19 who are looked after or leaving care •age 10 to 19 with
complex needs and disabilities                                                 Contact Information:
•residing in children’s residential units, including a Secure Unit and
                                                                               Alternate Thursdays, Christ Church, Ore Hall. Level access from
two short-stay residential units for children who have disabilities •
                                                                               pavement - ramp into hall, then level. Contact secretary anytime on
wishing to make a complaint •subject to child protection plans
                                                                               above number. We have disabled toilte facilities.
The Advocacy service supports children and young people in
expressing their views, wishes and feelings in forums that shape their         What We Offer:
                                                                               Open Door is a fortnightly meeting held on a Thursday afternoon from
The Independent Visitor Service is for young people who are looked
                                                                               2 - 3.30pm in the welcoming, comfortable venue of Christ Church, Ore
after who have little or no contact with the person who has parental
                                                                               Hall, Ore Village. It is open to all, but mainly Seniors, to provide a place
responsibility for them or where it is in the best interest of the young
                                                                               to make new friends, meet old ones, to get to know and support each
                                                                               other, to enjoy a cup of tea together. Features include: Christmas Club,
                                                                               talks, both Christian and secular, travel slides, quizzes, summer outings
OASIS Community Project - East                                                 and Christmas dinner.
Hastings                                                                       Ore Community Association
Contact:      Mrs Jackie Gaunt                      Tel    01424 427582
                                                                               Contact:      Mrs Mags Pawson                       Tel   01424 432719
Position:     Co-ordinator
                                                                               Position:     Centre Manager
Address:      Broomgrove Community Centre, 85 Chiltern Drive,
              Hastings, TN34 3PY                                               Address:      455 Old London Road, Hastings, TN35 5BH

eMail:                                            eMail:
Website:                                              Contact Information:
Contact Information:                                                           Mon - Fri 9:30 - 3:30, contact by phone or email. Wheelchair access
                                                                               and disabled toilets available.
9am - 5pm
                                                                               What We Offer:
What We Offer:
                                                                               Ore Centre is available for the whole community to enjoy. The café is
Our aims are; the advancement for public benefit of education, the
                                                                               open on everyday.
advancement of health and preservation and protection of public health
                                                                               Activities enjoyed are: Swing Band, Bingo, Yoga, Tai Chi, Art, Weight
generally, the relief of persons who are in need, hardship or distress
                                                                               Watchers, karate, life drawing, street dance, Rainbow Playgroup,
and the prevention and relief of poverty, to provide or assist in the
                                                                               Wendy Cameron School of Dance and Family History Society. Large
provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or
                                                                               and small halls available for hiring and parties. Car park available.
other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such
facilities by reason of their youth, age infirmity or disability, financial
hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their            Ore Valley Action
conditions of life.
                                                                               Contact:      Mr Aubrey Ingleton                    Tel   01424 717736
Activities and services we offer are; providing health information, ESOL
classes ( English for Speakers of Other Languages) over 50s craft club,        Position:     Chair
group outings, ten pin bowling, health walks, group support, individual        Address:      11 Ticehurst Close, Hastings, TN35 5QQ
support, fruit and veg stall.

                                                                           of the Sea
Contact Information:
                                                                           Contact:     Mrs Shirley Kleinot                   Tel   01424 465613
Meetings arranged as and when necessary.
What We Offer:                                                             Address:     1 Church Passage, Hastings, TN34 3HR
AIMS: To ensure that all residents in the Ore Valley are properly          eMail:
informed and consulted over any strategies, plans and developments
affecting the Ore Valley; To comment on Millenium Community plans          Contact Information:
for the Lower Ore Valley; To campaign to ensure that the regeneration
                                                                           Monday mornings 10.30 - 12noon
vision for the area is not lost by poor quality design and
                                                                           There is an entrance without steps but no toilet for a wheelchair user.
overdevelopment; To work with Ore Community Land Trust to preserve
the Upper Ore Valley ('Speckled Wood') as green space with some            What We Offer:
community amenity use; To protect green space and habitat as far as
                                                                           The Community Group has been going for 11 years. Every other week
possible; To work with other organisations, groups and residents with
                                                                           is coffee and chat. Our members come from all around the Old Town
similar aims; To recognise diversity and seek to be an inclusive group.
                                                                           and St Leonards. We raise money from table sales and raffles. We also
ACTIVITIES: Helping to organise information events for residents,
                                                                           go on various outings to visit places of interest. Our Community Club
newsletters & leaflets: Assisting with the development of the Speckled
                                                                           has 72 members currently. We have stimulating talks and activities on
Wood Community
                                                                           weeks not coffee and chat. We are keen quizzers and our members
Plan: Commenting on and challenging devlopment applications and
                                                                           write small stories of their youth which they read to us on C & C days.
strategic plans as necessary; Representation in consultation events
                                                                           Our coffee/biscuit is only 30p but we manage to collect for many
and on forums; Lobbying and campaigning

Ore Valley Forum                                                           Park Road Methodist Church
Contact:     Mr Ron Bennett
                                                                           Contact:     Rev Michael Ward                      Tel   01424 443030
Position:    Treasurer
Address:     Ore Centre, 455 Old London Road, Hastings, TN35 5BH
                                                                           Address:     Bohemia Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6RA
Contact Information:                                                       What We Offer:

The Execuitve Committee normally meets on the first Thursday of            Sunday services & Sunday school 10:15am and 6:30 pm in the summer.
every month except August. The AGM is normally held in June.               Other activities:-
Meetings rotate between The Bridge, Broomgrove Community Centre            Lady Birds (women's group), Coffee morning Tues. 9:30 - 11am, Pre-
and Ore Centre.                                                            school Mon, Wed - Fridays, Mums & Toddlers Tues., Art group
                                                                           alternative Thurs., Boys Brigade Junior Section, Rainbows Brownies,
What We Offer:                                                             Photographic club and Badminton Saturday evenings.
The Ore Valley Forum is an umbrella community asssociation which
seeks to improve the well-being of those who live, work and study in the
HBC wards of Tressell and Baird. The Forum brings together residents
                                                                           Parkinson's UK
associations, with representatives from housing associations, ESCC,        Contact:                                           Tel   0207 931 8080
HBC, Sussex Police, PCT and others to enable partnership delivery          Position:
informed by local residents. OVF organizes meetings, events and
                                                                           Address:     215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 1EJ
community action in the areas of planning, community safety, youth
services, education, health, art and environmental improvement.            eMail:
Paperchase Business Support                                                Contact Information:
Services                                                                   Mon - Fri 9am-8pm, Sat- 10am - 2pm FREEPHONE Helpline - 0808
                                                                           800 0303
Contact:     Ms Chrys Brookes                     Tel   01424 721505
Position:                                         Fax   01424 721505       What We Offer:
Address:     PO Box 17, Hastings, TN35 5QL                                 Information, advice, advocacy, support for people affected by
                                                                           Parkinson's including carers. Local branch, information & support
eMail:                                 worker and local meetings.
Contact Information:                                                       Pelham Crescent Residents
Mon-Fri 9.30am to 5pm                                                      Association
What We Offer:                                                             Contact:     Mr Ashley Bolch                       Tel   01424 422752
Paperchase is a Social Enterprise. It provides a wide range of             Position:    Secretary
business support services from basic administration, payroll and book      Address:     Flat 3, 9 Pelham Crescent, Hastings, TN34 3AF
keeping and accounts to preparing business and financial plans and
management consultancy. For further details of the services available      eMail:
please visit the website. The company's social aims include 1) creating
opportunities to develop local organisations (capacity building) through   Contact Information:
support and specific training opportunities; 2) Community                  By phone and email. We have no disabled access or facilities.
Empowerment & Development through work experience opportunities;
                                                                           What We Offer:
the inclusion of disadvantaged groups to participate in local economic
activities through providing employment opportunities. Paperchase will     To serve the interests of both residents and traders in and below the
also encourage people with learning disabilities to develop their          Crescent. To supervise the collection of refuse and maintain a
individual skills so that they too can play an active part in their        database of residents car registrations and contact details. To liase with
community through the participation in economic activities and training    owners, business lease holders, council and builders to maintain
to develop individual transferable skills.                                 buildings and the road. To liase with police and community police on
                                                                           behalf of residents and traders. To liase with lease holders of St Mary-
Parish Community Club. St Mary Star                                        in-the-Castle.

                                                                              Pilot Field Residents Association covers the area of Hastings from the
Penny Beale Memorial Fund                                                     Boss field up to the Ridge and from the Malvern Way end of Pilot Road
Contact:      Miss Penny Beale                      Tel    01424 436269       to Centurion Drive. We aim to work with our community to ensure that
                                                                              it is a safe, enjoyable environment in which to live, that retains its green
Position:     Founder
                                                                              spaces and promotes considered planning and increased infrastructure
Address:                                                                      where appropriate.
Website:                                  PlaySense
                                                                              Contact:      Jo Lyons                              Tel    07517 697735
What We Offer:
                                                                              Position:     Secretary
To preserve and protect the physical and mental health of persons who         Address:      c/o 20 Bunting Close, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 8DG
are or have been victims of domestic violence, and to advance the
education of the public, including local authorities and voluntary bodies,    eMail:
by the provision of information, advice and training programmes into the      Website:
causes, remedies and prevention of domestic violence.
                                                                              What We Offer:
Pestalozzi International Village Trust                                        To establish a fully inclusive play centre to meet the needs of the whole
Contact:      Ms Julie Walker                       Tel    01424 870444       family. We want to create a play centre that is not just for those with
                                                                              physical or learning disabilities, but a place where able bodied and
Position:     Finance Director / Co. Secretary      Fax    01424 870655
                                                                              disabled children and young people can come to have fun together, a
Address:      Ladybird Lane, Sedlescombe, TN33 0UF                            place where people can go as a family where there are activities for a
eMail:                                        range of ages and abilities.

                                                                              Polish Association - Hastings &
Contact Information:
9am to 5pm weekdays or by appointment.
                                                                              Surrounding Areas
What We Offer:                                                                Contact:      Miss Aleksandra Nona                  Tel    07917 795512
                                                                              Position:     Chair                                 Fax    05601 272947
1. To sponsor academically talented young people (aged 16-19 years)
from economically disadvantaged backgrounds from developing                   Address:
countries to come to the UK to study the International Baccalaureate          eMail:
Diploma at Sussex Coast College, Hastings. Our student programme
enables them to develop their potential, intellectually and morally, using    Website:
the Pestalozzi principles of educating the whole person 'the head, the        Contact Information:
heart and the hands'.
2. To promote global citizenship,international understanding,                 We meet at the Polish café HAK, 37d/e Robertson Street, Hastings and
sustainable development and cultural diversity as a positive dimension        in private homes. Details can be found on our website.
of local community life through the Pestalozzi Outreach Education             What We Offer:
                                                                              Our organisation aims to bring together Polish people living in the
                                                                              Hastings/St Leonards area and encourage them to take an active part
Photo Hub Group                                                               in the local community.
                                                                              We aim to aid integration within this community, but at the same time to
Contact:      Mr Andrew Moran                       Tel    01424 717804
                                                                              enhance elements of our Polish identity. In order to do that we would
Position:     Co-ordinator                                                    like to provide language support when requested, ensure support and
Address:      6 Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW                          access for Polish people to education and support them with housing
                                                                              needs as much as we can. We would also like to support and
eMail:                                    encourage employment and self-employment and raise awareness of
Website:                                  the English law.
                                                                              We would also like to link Poles with the local authorities and voluntary
Contact Information:
                                                                              organisations and represent them on appropriate bodies.
Contact by phone or email at all times. Toilet facilities available but not
always disabled.                                                              Prince's Trust
What We Offer:
                                                                              Contact:      Mr Richard Cook                       Tel    020 7543 1234
Photo Hub Group is a co-ordinating structure working with a self-             Position:     Funding Manager
initiated remit to develop creative, cultural and professional
development opportunities for photographers of all ages and status in         Address:      18 Park Square East, NW1 4LH
Hastings, St Leonards and surrounding areas. The constitution                 eMail:
balances two elements in its work. On the one hand generating income
to sustain the operation of the group, on the other, carrying out a range     Contact Information:
of creative, economically and socially beneficial projects that will be       Our phone line is open Monday- Friday from 9am- 5pm. More
publically received.                                                          information about our services can be accessed via this number or our
Pilot Field Residents Association                                             What We Offer:
Contact:      Mrs Jan Cutting                       Tel    01424 440344       The Prince's Trust supports young people back into employment,
Position:     Secretary                                                       education and training. We work with young people who face significant
Address:                                                                      challenges including; NEET young people, young people with a history
                                                                              of offending, those in or leaving care, helping them to build confidence,
eMail:                                       develop skills and seek entry back into EET outcomes.
Contact Information:
Telephone contact in the evenings or weekends. Committee meetings
                                                                              Rainbow Playgroup
are currently held on a Monday evening every 6 weeks or so.                   Contact:      Mrs Shirley Medhurst                  Tel    07715 685984
What We Offer:                                                                Position:     Supervisor

Address:      Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road, Hastings,              24/7
              TN35 5BH                                                          What We Offer:
eMail:                                          The ResQ Club guard against cancer. Information given about the work
Contact Information:                                                            and results issued by the Cancer Drug Discovery Group. Leicester
                                                                                School of Pharmacy, De Montfort Uiniversity. Ref BCJ2002 Issue
We are open 9am - 3pm on Monday and Wed - Friday.                               86:pp774-8. Help given in members' decision making. Advise new
What We Offer:                                                                  members. Quarterly newsletters. Arranging meetings. Membership is
                                                                                free. NHS Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency ref 000158.
We are a local playgroup catering for children 2-5yrs. We have just             Advisory service for oncologists and nutrionists.
extended to full day care as the need is there.

Religious Society of Friends                                                    Robertsbridge Chidren's Services
                                                                                Contact:      Cllr Susan Prochak                   Tel   01580 881466
(Quakers) Hastings                                                              Position:     Chair of Trustees
Contact:      Peter Bolwell                                                     Address:      George Hill, Robertsbridge, TN32 5AY
Position:     Clerk                                                             eMail:
Address:      Friends Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings, TN34
                                                                                Contact Information:
                                                                                0800 to 1700 hours Monday to Friday. We are open 51 weeks of the
Contact Information:
                                                                                What We Offer:
Meeting for worship every Sunday 10.30am. Ramp access from the
                                                                                We provide quality and affordable day care and early years education
road to assist buggies and wheelchairs. Disabled toilets not yet
                                                                                for children from 0 to 4 years old who are living in Robertsbridge and
installed but building alterations to be undertaken shortly will include
                                                                                the surrounding area. We work in partnership with other bodies to
                                                                                identify the needs of local families with children and to work with those
What We Offer:                                                                  bodies to satisfy those needs.
Quakers were founded on the belief that we all have "that of God" within
us, and that everyone can have direct experience of God without the             Robsack Centre
need of priests, creeds or hierarchies. We therefore have no clergy, no
                                                                                Contact:      Mrs Michelle Hooper                  Tel   01424 855222
"leaders" and no formal liturgy. Our worship is based in silence during
which we seek to discern the "inward light" of the Spirit. Meeting for          Position:     Community Dev. Co-Ordinator          Fax   01424 850124
Worship is held every Sunday at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour.                 Address:      Bodiam Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9TW
Everyone is welcome to join us in our Sunday worship: there is no need
to ask permission or to make any commitment. We have no “creed” but             eMail:
we have principles (which we call “testimonies”) to live by. The most           Website:
important of these are our testimonies to peace, integrity and equality.
                                                                                Contact Information:
Above all we say that how you live, and what sort of person you are, is
more important than what you believe.                                           Open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. On bus route 20, car parking, full
                                                                                disabled access. Possible to arrange activities outside these days and
reMEmber (the Chronic Fatique                                                   times (evenings and weekends) by arrangement.
                                                                                What We Offer:
                                                                                To provide activities for children,young people and adults through
Contact:      Ms Janice Kent                        Tel   01273 831733          leisure and educational services. Projects include 'Robsack Community
Position:     Director                                                          Learning' offering fun non-accredited taster courses. Most of the
Address:      PO Box 1647, Hassocks, BN6 9GQ                                    courses offer a free creche. Community Parents is an accredited
                                                                                programme which results in a level 2 award and involves home visiting
eMail:                                                and offering local families parenting support. We also offer room hire to
Website:                                            the community at reasonable rates, two board rooms, a well equipped
                                                                                I.T. Suite and a community café. Sports hall facilities including a
Contact Information:                                                            climbing wall and archery. We offer party packages for climbing wall,
We meet at various venues throughout Sussex at different times. We              archery and football.
can be contacted by telephone at any time. Details of our events are
published in the local press. We always use places with disabled                Rotary Club of Hastings
access and toilets.
                                                                                Contact:      Mrs Betty Ashkar-Sparkes             Tel   07803 715230
What We Offer:
                                                                                Position:     Club Secretary                       Fax   01424 400222
The relief of sickness and distress of persons suffering from Chronic           Address:      12 Harlequin Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7PF
Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) otherwise known as myalgic
encephalomyelitis (ME) We campaign for improved services, run self-             eMail:
management courses, organise talks and social events, issue a                   Website:
quarterly newsletter and run a telephone helpline.
                                                                                Contact Information:
ResQ Club - Cancer Phytotherapy                                                 Club meets at Victoria Hotel on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month.
                                                                                1pm - 2:30pm
Services                                                                        What We Offer:
Contact:      Mr Michael Cleary                     Tel   01424 440965
                                                                                Rotary is an international organisation (registered charity) where
Position:     Secretary                                                         members devote time and organise projects to raise money for service
Address:      3 Salters Lane, Hastings, TN34 3HD                                to people in the local community. Examples being collection at
                                                                                Christmas for distribution to the poor and needy, old people's day out,
eMail:                                                  deprived children from London, transport for the blind and to help with
Contact Information:                                                            individual appeals for funds. Motto - 'Service Above Self'.

                                                                               To provide ways of getting the over 50's to meet and enjoy similar
Rother Children's Centres                                                      company.
Contact:     Mrs Fay Mitchell                      Tel   01797 224878
Position:    Area Co-Ordinator                     Fax   01424 776118          Rother Voluntary Action
Address:     Rye Children's Centre, The Grove, Rye, TN31 7ND                   Contact:     Mr Martin Fisher                    Tel   01424 217259
eMail:                          Position:    Director

Contact Information:                                                           Address:     The Old Bank Chambers, Buckhurst Road, Bexhill-on-
                                                                                            Sea, TN40 1QF
The Rye Centre opens at 8.30 and closes 5pm weekdays. On Fridays
the centre closes at 4.30.
What We Offer:
Rother Children's Centres has 8 Centres across Rural Rother and                What We Offer:
Bexhill. Each Centre offers slightly different services of which include
Groups, Courses, Breastfeeding Support, Toy Libraries, Dad's Groups,           RVA is a community led organisation supporting Rother’s voluntary and
                                                                               community sector in Rother District, East Sussex and directly providing
advice on returning to work, information on health, Fun Van, Pop in and
                                                                               facilities and services to the community
Play, Bumps To Babies, Music Groups, Family Outreach Service,
                                                                               We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. We are
Speech and Language Therapy, Family Learning Courses, Kickstart,
                                                                               located in offices in Bexhill and Rye but also work through all the 32
Teens to Twenty Group, Parent Views Sessions and more.
                                                                               villages in Rother.

Rother District Citizens Advice Bureau                                         Royal British Legion
Contact:                                           Tel   01424 215055 /
                                                                               Contact:     Mr Eric Rodney Pelling              Tel   01424 852231
Position:                                          Fax   01424 734513
                                                                               Position:    Chair
Address:     Bank Chambers, Buckhurst Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40
                                                                               Address:     8 Northampton Way, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9QN
Website:                                      Contact Information:
Contact Information:                                                           Meetings normally the third Thursday of each month at the Unitarian
                                                                               Church, South Terrace, Hastings at 19:30
Our Bexhill office is open at the following times.
•Monday 10 - 12 & 2 - 4 •Tuesday 10 - 1 & 2 - 4                                What We Offer:
•Wednesday 10 - 12 & 2 - 4 •Thursday 10 - 12 & 1 - 4                           To care for the welfare of ex-service personnel and their dependants.
•Friday 9.30 -1.30

For our rural venues and times please phone the above number.                  RSPCA Mallydams Wood
What We Offer:                                                                 Contact:     Mrs Bel Deering                     Tel   0300 123 8350
The Citizens Advice service aims to ensure that individuals do not             Position:    Manager                             Fax   03000 123 8350
suffer through lack of knowledge of the rights and responsibilities or of      Address:     Peter James Lane, Fairlight, Nr Hastings, TN35 4AH
the services available to them, or through an inability to express their
needs effectively
and equally. It also aims to exercise a responsible influence on the           Website:
development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.      Contact Information:
We are an independent service providing free, confidential and impartial
advice to everybody regardless of race, sex, disability or sexuality.          The wildlife centre is open for admissions every day from 9am-5pm;
                                                                               during the months of May - August our hours of admission are 8am-
                                                                               8pm. The wildlife centre can be called on 0300 123 0723 - leave a
Rother Neighbourhood Watch                                                     message on our answerphone and we will get back to you. The centre
Association                                                                    is open to public viewing on our open day in August only. The
                                                                               education centre can be contacted on 0300 123 0750 to find out more
Contact:     Mr Charles McIlwrick                                              about courses and volunteering opportunities.
Position:    Chairman                                                          What We Offer:
Address:     Bexhill Police Station, Terminus Road, Bexhill-on-Sea,
                                                                               A wildlife rehabilitation and animal welfare education centre set in 22
             TN39 3NR
                                                                               hectares of woodland nature reserve. We take in around 2500 wildlife
                                                                               casualties each year and welcome over 5000 people on site for courses
Contact Information:
                                                                               and events. We need volunteers to support our wildlife rehabilitation
Anytime, any day.                                                              work, education activities and woodland management. In addition, we
                                                                               depend on volunteers to help run our annual open day and other
What We Offer:
                                                                               fundraising events.
To re-establish Neighbourhood Watch throughout Rother, to enlist co-
ordinators to help build up a better community spirit and thereby reduce
crime and the fear of crime.
                                                                               Rye & District Community Hub
                                                                               Contact:     Mr Dennis Leeds-George              Tel   01797 222396
Rother Seniors' Forum                                                          Position:    Co-ordinator

Contact:     Mr Ron Sunderland                     Tel   01424 870801          Address:     Rye Club, Market Road, Rye, TN31 7JA
Position:    Chair                                                             eMail:
Address:                                                                       Contact Information:
eMail:                                        Wednesdays 10.30 to 12.30       07786 862047
                                                                               What We Offer:
What We Offer:
                                                                               Provide a comfortable, friendly and welcome place for the community to
To ensure the voice of the over 50's in Rother District is heard by the
                                                                               meet. Provide the opportunity for community groups,charities,
Service Providers.
associations,organisations, clubs and businesses to engage with the         and volunteers to their respective organisations.
community. Create social wealth that comes from having people around
us to help to care for one another to have fun with.                        Rye British Legion
Rye & District Lions Club                                                   Contact:      Mr Neale East                         Tel   01797 225852
                                                                            Position:     Chair
Contact:     Mr Robert Harvey                     Tel   01424 751059
                                                                            Address:      3 Vidlers Court, Strand Quay, Rye, TN31 7DB
Position:    Secretary
Address:     Rose Lodge, The Roundel, Old Roar Road, St Leonards-
             on-Sea, TN37 7HE                                               Website:
eMail:                                Contact Information:
Website:                                      Messages can be left anytime or via our website
                                                                            What We Offer:
What We Offer:
                                                                            The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional
Rye & District Lions Club is a Service club which raises money for local,
                                                                            support to all those who have served and are currently serving in the
national and international projects.
                                                                            Armed Forces, as well as their dependents. Anyone who has served in
Lions clubs are non-political, non-sectarian and are open to men &
                                                                            the forces for seven days or more is eligible for our help.
women who want to assist others in their local communities and world
                                                                            From grant-making to disablement pensions advice; from counselling
wide. There are no age limits to membership.
                                                                            and job retraining to organising pilgrimages; and from home and
                                                                            hospital visits to the provision of full nursing care, the Legion is here to
Rye (Community) Emergency Action                                            help.
                                                                            The Royal British Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance,
Team - REACT                                                                ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the
Contact:     Colonel Anthony Kimber               Tel   01797 223902        freedom we enjoy today. The Rye British Legion fully support Rye’s
                                                                            civic acts of Remembrance, usually led by the Mayor and Town Council.
Position:    Chair
                                                                            Rye British Legion arrange a number of activities for Members including
Address:     c/o Rye Town Hall, Market Street, Rye, TN31 7LA                battlefield tours to France and a visit to the House of Parliament in
eMail:                                                                      November.
                                                                            Rye British Legion also maintains a close liaison with other Service
Contact Information:                                                        organisations in the District, including the Women’s Section, Royal Air
                                                                            Force Association and Rye Sea Cadets.
REACT meets periodically in Rye, holds public meetings on local risks
and reports its activities to Rye Town Council, as part of the Public
Services Committee. Contact can be made through Rye Town Hall or            Rye College
by email.                                                                   Contact:                                            Tel   01797 222545
What We Offer:                                                              Position:                                           Fax   01797 224343
REACT was formed in response to government calls for communities to         Address:      The Grove, Rye, TN31 7NQ
make their own community emergency plans, in order to add value to
the multi-agency contingency plans of Local Authorities and Emergency
Services in serious major emergencies. REACT comprises citizens and         Website:
councillors, who have expertise in emergency planning and crisis
                                                                            Contact Information:
management. The plan involves volunteers across Rye and sets out
the way they might provide advice and resources in dealing with high        Normal working hours
local risks, taken from the Sussex community risk register. The plan is     What We Offer:
lodged on the Rye Town Hall website. Volunteers from all parts of Rye
are sought to support this activity. Briefings and information will be      A community college with 700 students aged from 11 to 16 years old.
provided.                                                                   There is a Primary school, a Childrens Centre and the Pugwash
                                                                            Nursery on site as well as the Freedom Leisure Sports Centre. We also
                                                                            run a programme of adult education on Wednesday evenings, doing
Rye Art Gallery Trust                                                       certain vocational training courses leading to qualifications. We have
Contact:     Dr Anthony Kimber                    Tel   01797 222433        conference and meeting facilities to let out and a Dance studio and
Position:    Chair of Board of Trustees                                     multi use floodlit games area.
Address:     107 High Street, Rye, TN31 7JE
                                                                            Rye Fund
                                                                            Contact:                                            Tel   01797 225030
                                                                            Position:     Chair of Steering Group
Contact Information:
                                                                            Address:      10 East Street, Rye, TN31 7JY
Both Rye Art Gallery Trust and the Friends of Rye Art Gallery can be        eMail:
contacted through the contact page of the RAG website, or at 107 High
Street by letter or in person during working hours (closed on Tuesdays      Website:
and during exhibition changeover weeks).                                    Contact Information:
What We Offer:
                                                                            Any time.
Rye Art Gallery Trust was founded in 1957 as a trust. It is an              What We Offer:
independent visual art gallery, registered as a charity and as an
accredited museum with the Museums Libraries and Archives (MLA)             Grant-making to voluntary bodies and charitable organisations for
organisation. The Trust has a SLA with Rother District Council to           initiatives that benefit the local community of Rye and its surrounding
provide a museum/gallery in Rye. The Trust Deed sets out four aims: to      villages (up to a radius of 9 km) with an emphasis on improving social
provide a contemporary art gallery with work on sale on commission,         cultural and educational provision in Rye and its surrounding villages,
exhibitions of its Permanent Collection, an arts related educational        promoting the well-being and viability of the market town of Rye,
programme and art workshops. The Friends of Rye Art Gallery is a            improving and maintaining the built environment of Rye and specific
separate charity ( Number 277435), with some 400 members, which             capital projects concerning the built environment of Rye, particularly the
organises the educational programme and workshops, raises funds and         safeguarding of community assets and the improvement of visual
provides other support, such as volunteers to supervise exhibitions. The    aspects of the public realm of Rye.
Trustees of Rye Art Gallery and Chair Friends welcome new members
Rye Parish Church                                                           Sanctuary Carr Gomm - Priory Avenue
Contact:     Mrs Shelley Jebb                     Tel    01797 224935       Contact:      Mrs Fiona Knight                      Tel    01424 721489
Position:    Church Warden                                                  Position:     Local Service Manager                 Fax    01424 721526
Address:     Church Square, Rye, TN31 7HF                                   Address:      13-15 Priory Avenue, Hastings, TN34 1UH
eMail:                               eMail:
Website:                                     Contact Information:
Contact Information:                                                        The office is open for telephone enquiries between 8am-11pm.
9-4 weekdays by phone. Church open every day 9 - 4/5 approx.                What We Offer:
What We Offer:                                                              We offer supported accomodation for single people and families with
To promote the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the             children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide
doctrines and practices of the Church of England. To promote in the         tenancy related support funded by Supporting People. Initial referrals
parish the whole mission of the church, pastoral, evangelistic, social &    are processed through the housing options team with Hastings Borough
ecumenical.                                                                 Council. We work with local partners and agencies to offer a good
                                                                            quality support service to all residents with a view to them gaining the
                                                                            skills needed to live independently.
SAFE Respite Care
Contact:     Mrs Cath Burrows                     Tel    01424 432054       Sara Lee Trust
Position:    Secretary
                                                                            Contact:      Ms Sarah Geall                        Tel    01424 456608
Address:     Flat 1, 9 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 0LQ        Position:     Therapeutic Manager
eMail:                                        Address:      25 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 OLB
Contact Information:                                                        eMail:
Chair Brion Purdey 01424 423940 & Treasurer Sheila Ward 01424               Website:
                                                                            Contact Information:
What We Offer:
                                                                            Five days a week Monday to Friday 9am - 16.30hrs on telephone
SAFE has fundraised for the last 14 years to support Respite Care in        01424 456608
the Hastings and Rother area. Formerly the League of Friends for St.
                                                                            What We Offer:
Augustine's Nursing Home, we now aim to continue to support respite
care mainly in St. Michael's Hospice since the closure of St.               We provide complementary therapies and counselling to people living
Augustine's.                                                                with cancer, HIV/AIDS and MND. We provide a service to St Michaels
                                                                            Hospice and Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital providing
Salvation Army Triple Twenties Club                                         care to people in their wards and daycare and also seeing community
                                                                            patients. A community therapist see patients in their home in Hastings,
Contact:     Mrs Betty Bassett                    Tel    01424 422422       Bexhill & Rother Districts. A sanctuary day is held once a month for
Position:    Secretary                                                      patients and relatives - this also provides six hours off for carers. Apart
                                                                            from complementary therapies and counselling we also provide
Address:     418 Old London Road, Hastings, TN35 5BB                        patients with creative therapies in writing, verse, music, movement,
                                                                            poetry and clay - all free of charge.
Contact Information:
Mon afternoon, 2.15 - 4pm                                                   SEAP
What We Offer:
                                                                            Contact:      Miss Jill Miles                       Tel    0330 4409 000
Meets at The Salvation Army Hall, Old London Road, Ore. To give an          Position:     Chief Executive                       Fax    01424 204687
afternoon of friendship, fun & educational quizzes & outings in a warm
& friendly environment. Open to anyone over 50. Also an open Tai Chi        Address:      7th Floor Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings,
class from 1:15 - 2pm (professional tutor).                                               TN34 3AA
Samaritans (Hastings & Rother                                               Website:

Branch)                                                                     Contact Information:

Contact:     Harry                                Tel    01424 436666       Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. The building is DDA compliant with
                                                                            disabled toilet facilities.
Position:    Volunteer
                                                                            What We Offer:
Address:     26 St Andrews Square, Hastings, TN34 1SR
eMail:                                                                      SEAP provides issue-based or casework advocacy and related
                                                                            services. As a leading advocacy provider, SEAP invests in monitoring ,
Website:                          influencing and responding to key developments and initiatives
Contact Information:                                                        nationally, particularly within the health and social care arena. The
                                                                            organisation plays a proactive role in national, regional and local fora,
Telephone: 24hrs, 7 days a week                                             providing consultancy advice, and working at all levels to ensure that
Visitors: 9.30am - 9:30pm on most days, but best to telephone first.        client views, concerns and experiences influence service planning and
Email helpline:                                           delivery. Many of SEAP's services are provided to a wide range of
National phone helpline 08457 909090                                        client groups, including:
What We Offer:                                                              - People with mental health issues - Children and young people -
                                                                            People with learning disabilities - People with physical disabilities or
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional    sensory impairment - People with Dementia - Older people - Carers -
support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair,    People with Acquired Brain Injury
including those which may lead to suicide.                                  SEAP also delivers the Qualification in Advocacy (QIA), in partnership
Samaritans believe that being listened to in confidence, and accepted       with Kate Mercer Training.
without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings; and that
everyone has the right to make fundamental decisions about their own
lives, including the decision to die by suicide.
                                                                            Seaview Project
Contact:                                          Tel   01424 717981        The Seeing Ear operates and manages an on-line library of modern and
Position:    Chair of Board                       Fax   01424 722601        classic fiction and non-fiction for Blind & Print Disabled People of all
                                                                            ages to access. It is also digitalises school textbooks for visually
Address:     Southwater Centre, Hatherley Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,         impaired students for a group of 20 schools or VI units across the
             TN37 6LB                                                       country at their request. This project involves creating a library of non-
eMail:                                    fiction e-school/text books and provides a place to share these with
                                                                            other teachers. The Seeing Ear operates with the onging assistance of
                                                                            regular volunteers who are heavily involved in the production and
Contact Information:                                                        edititorial work. Volunteers assist with all stages of production starting
                                                                            with scanning, digitalizing, editing, then finally uploading to the Seeing
Opening hours - 10am-4pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 10am - 2pm Wed.
                                                                            Ear on-line library.
Full disabled access and facilities.
Drop in centre. Housing Services. Health Care.
What We Offer:
                                                                            Shaw Trust
                                                                            Contact:      Sara Dobbs                           Tel    01424 447310
Exists to address poverty, homelessness, inequality and social
exclusion, Seaview believes that priority should be given to working with   Position:     Team Leader - East Sussex
people whose full participation in society is limited by economic,          Address:      Astec House, 10-12 Sedlescombe Road South, St
political and social disadvantage.                                                        Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0TA
Working with vulnerable people to improve their quality of life, the main
aims are: * to help people access and maintain decent and affordable        eMail:
accommodation, * to enable people to achieve self-dependence,* to           Website:
encourage and provide opportunities for people to realise their full
                                                                            Contact Information:
                                                                            Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Access on the level.
Sedlescombe Friendship Club                                                 What We Offer:
Contact:     Mrs Valerie Wright                   Tel   01424 870220        Shaw Trust, through various programmes, support people with
Position:    Chair                                                          disabilities and health conditions to find sustainable employment. We
                                                                            also support people with disabilities and health conditions in retaining
Address:     Woodlands, New England Lane, Sedlescombe, TN33 0RP             employment.
Contact Information:                                                        Shipwreck Museum
Anytime                                                                     Contact:      Mrs Jacqueline Stanford              Tel    01424 437452
                                                                            Position:     Chair of Trustee                     Fax    01424 437452
What We Offer:
                                                                            Address:      Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW
The Friendship Club was set up in 2007 with the aims to advance the
welfare of the community and to endeavour to counteract loneliness          eMail:
and isolation. We arrange a number of events including Extend.There         Website:
are monthly outings which include lunch or tea and a walk in the fine
weather. We have a Christmas lunch each year.The costs are funded           Contact Information:
by grants.                                                                  Summer 7 days a week 10.00 - 17.00
                                                                            Winter Saturday and Sunday 11.00 - 16.00 (the Centre is always
Sedlescombe Park Estate Residents                                           available outside these times subject to prior booking)
                                                                            What We Offer:
                                                                            We are a unique museum covering shipwrecks from the Goodwin
Contact:     Mr Graham Wathey                     Tel   01424 715318        Sands in Kent to Pevensey Bay near Eastbourne, and local coastal
Position:    Chair                                                          history such as fossils etc. Our aim is to educate the public about the
Address:     43 Sedlescombe Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38               Hastings coastline and the important wrecks that this coast is home to.
             OYT                                                            We run events and tours throughout the year and our Museum is
                                                                            available for hire for parties of no more than 50 people. We have good
Contact Information:                                                        wheelchair access and catering can be arranged.
Phone above number in the evenings.
What We Offer:
                                                                            Shorelink Community Writers
                                                                            Contact:      Mr Frank Kennedy                     Tel    01424 443718
Residents association to benefit the residents of the Sedlescombe Park
Estate, which includes Sedlescombe Gardens, Drapers Way, Hollybank          Position:     Treasurer
Gardens, Vantage Walk, Cowden Walk, Dell Close and Horseshoe                Address:      2 Church Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6EF
Close. The Residents Association aims to bring together the local           eMail:
community through a common desire to improve the area in which the
residents live.                                                             Website:
                                                                            Contact Information:
Seeing Ear                                                                  Monday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm at Marlborough House.
Contact:     Carmen Winch                         Tel   01424 851236        Friday afternoons 1:30 - 4:40 at 2 Church Road
Position:    Volunteer & Production Manager                                 What We Offer:
Address:     Carolyn House, 383 Battle Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,            SCW is a community writing and publishing group which is open to all,
             TN37 7BE                                                       but particularly welcomes people who need to develop confidence in
eMail:                                     expressing themselves. We encourage members to find their own voice
                                                                            and experiment with new writing methods and style. We aim to provide
Website:                                              a safe and supportive environment which enables them to build their
Contact Information:                                                        social skills, confidence and self-esteem.
Office open 9 - 5 weekdays.
What We Offer:
                                                                            Sidley Community Association

Contact:      Stephen White                                                    The community centre office is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1pm
Position:     Hon. Secretary                                                   and bookings can be made for 7days a week. We have full disabled
                                                                               facilities including a disabled toilet and a lift to gain access to the first
Address:      Sidley House, 121 Ninfield Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39            floor.
                                                                               What We Offer:
What We Offer:                                                                 To promote the Southwater Area Community Centre to the residents of
                                                                               Southwater and the surrounding area, without distinction, and to bring
The main aim is to provide or help to provide activities to benefit the        together the inhabitants, local authorities and voluntary groups in a
social, educational and welfare needs of the people of Sidley                  common effort to improve the conditions of life for all residents in
                                                                               Southwater and the surrounding area of St Leonards and Hastings as a
Silverhill Playgroup                                                           whole. The Centre has offices for rent and rooms for local groups to
                                                                               hire. The centre organises/facilitates social/educational/etc
Contact:                                           Tel    07939 113303         activities/trips in response to needs expressed by the local community.
Position:     Manager                                                          Provide volunteering opportunities. The centre has a small café and IT
Address:      St Luke's Church Hall, Alma Terrace, St Leonards-on-             facilities plus much more! Please contact co-ordinator for further
              Sea, TN37 6QT                                                    details.
                                                                               SSAFA Forces Help (Soldiers, Sailors,
Contact Information:
School Term Times - Mon, Wed & Thurs 9am - 3pm, Tues & Friday
                                                                               Airmen & Families Ass)
9am - 1pm                                                                      Contact:      Mr Bernard Stonestreet                  Tel    01424 736836
What We Offer:                                                                 Position:     Divisional Secretary
                                                                               Address:      The Drill Hall, Down Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4HS
Play in a safe and friendly environment. Learning important life skills
through play. Building experiences and confidence needed in the                eMail:
foundation stage.
                                                                               Contact Information:
SMART Youth Club                                                               Clients cannot visit the office. We have a 24hr answer phone and will
                                                                               ring the client back and visit them.
Contact:      Mr Jeremy Wells                      Tel    01424 440779
                                                                               What We Offer:
Position:     Chair
Address:      PO Box 17, Hastings, TN35 5QL                                    We help serving and ex service military personnel and their families
                                                                               with clothing, white goods, debt, benefits, aids and adaptations and
eMail:                                                                         holidays. In the Hastings and Rother area we also help the Merchant
                                                                               Seaman and Fishermen and the RNLI.
Contact Information:
                                                                               We run a contact group for ex service personal suffering from PTSD on
Ad-hoc youth provision. Contact between 9-5pm Monday - Friday                  a monthly basis.
What We Offer:
Our aim is to provide a safe, stimulating environment for young people
                                                                               St Helens Church
aged 8-16, to socialise with their peers, enjoy a wide range of activities     Contact:      Rev'd Andrea Williams                   Tel    01424 754290
freely chosen by young people.                                                 Position:     Associate Minister
                                                                               Address:      St Helen's Church Office, 311 The Ridge, Hastings, TN34
SoCo (South Coast Artists)                                                                   2RA
Contact:      Judy Dewsbery                        Tel    01424 423194         eMail:
Position:     Acting Chair
Address:      Top Floor, Oak Passage Studios, 68a George Street,               What We Offer:
              Hastings, TN34 3EE                                               St Helens Church holds a craft event each year, usually at Christmas,
eMail:                                      in the Broomgrove Community Centre for children & families.
                                                                               We also hold 'messy' church every 2nd Sunday of the month from
Website:                                                  3:45 - 6pm. This has been well attended and proved to be very popular.
Contact Information:                                                           We tell Bible stories, play games, make messy crafts, sing songs, say
                                                                               prayers, have fun and end with a meal together.
SoCo website gives information on our activities plus information on           These events are to help families to do things together and to promote
how to join.                                                                   community. This, in turn, helps to promote self-esteem, value and hope.
We can arrange meetings at alternative venues with disabled access.
What We Offer:                                                                 St John Ambulance Homeless Service
SoCo (South Coast Artists) is a voluntary artists-led organisation that        Contact:      Mr Roger Nuttall                        Tel    01424 435358
encourages local artists to experiment, question and broaden their
                                                                               Position:     Nurse Co-Ordinator                      Fax    01424 421105
practice through a programme of workshops, seminars and exhibitions.
SoCo aims to broaden participation in the arts and develop new                 Address:      Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET
audiences amongst the local community and beyond.                              eMail:
SoCo's current base, due to its location, does not benefit from disabled
access and facilities.                                                         Website:
                                                                               Contact Information:
Southwater Area Community Centre                                               Nurse-led drop-in clinics at Seaview: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 12 - 2pm;
Contact:      Annie Hunter                         Tel    01424 461414         Podiatry at Seaview: Thurs 12 - 2pm. Fortnightly health outreach
Position:     Centre Manager                                                   sessions at Hope Kitchen, every other Saturday evening, 7:30-9:00pm.
                                                                               Telephone contact: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
Address:      1 Stainsby Street, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6LA
                                                                               What We Offer:
                                                                               Nurse-led primary health care and support for homeless and vulnerably
Website:                                         housed people, including: wound care; podiatry; general health advice;
Contact Information:                                                           mental health support; nurse prescribing for minor ailments; pregnancy

testing; chlamydia screening; stop smoking support; group health               Access is available via a slope at the side of the church.
education sessions; advocacy to mainstream health, housing and other           What We Offer:
services; and specialist training related to first aid and homelessness
delivered to homeless people and those who work with them.                     St Leonards is a welcoming Church whose aim is to promote the gospel
The above services delivered primarily at Seaview Project, by a team of        and serve the community around us. We meet for worship at 10:30am
nurses, podiatrist and volunteers. Achieved through working in close           each Sunday with Junior Church for youngsters aged 5 - 18. During the
partnership with other local services.                                         week we have a parent and toddlers groups; youth evening and home
The Homeless Service also works in partnership with the Conquest               groups for study and fellowship. Once a month we have an over 50's
Hospital to improve the discharge and follow-up care and support of            group. We are also involved with the town's monthly youth service. We
homeless and vulnerably housed patients leaving hospital.                      are open for anyone to 'pop in' for a coffee and a chat on Saturday
                                                                               mornings from 10am - 12noon (9:30 - 12:30 first Saturday) and open
St John The Evangelist Church                                                  for visitors on Mondays 10am - 1pm (term time only).

Contact:      Father Andrew Perry                  Tel    01424 423367         St Leonards Writers'
Position:     Rector
                                                                               Contact:      Jonathan Broughton                   Tel   07956 589861
Address:      St John's Rectory, 53 Brittany Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
              TN38 ORD                                                         Position:     Treasurer
                                                                               Address:      Community Information Centre, 14-16 Silchester Road, St
                                                                                             Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0JB
Contact Information:
                                                                               Contact Information:
Sunday Mornings: Eucharist 8am, 10,30am. Some Sunday Evenings.
Morning Prayer each morning at 8.45. Eucharist on Tuesday 9am &                now meet at St Leonards Parish Church Hall, Wednesday at 1-3pm .
Wednesday 10am. Disabled access, hearing loop.                                 Office hours only for phone contact
What We Offer:                                                                 What We Offer:

Our official title is the anglican parish church of St John the Evangelist,    We are a small group of enthusiastic writers. We aim to develop our
Upper St Leonards on Sea, in the deanery of Hastings, in the Diocese           individual styles with the support of the group members. Each week we
of Chichester - but locals know us at St John's Pevensey Road                  are able to read out our new pieces of work and ask for advice and
Describing any worshipping community is difficult, but here are some           constructive criticism. Writing techniques and new skills are taught on a
of the labels which might help: anglican, catholic, open, inclusive and        regular basis.
welcoming.We stand in the catholic tradition of the CofE, and try to
create a "safe space" in our worship where people can come and                 St Lukes United Reformed Church
explore the faith and their relation to it.We believe that our job as
Christians is to do the stuff of God - so as we discover a welcoming,          Contact:      Rev Andrew Birch                     Tel   01424 447003
hospitable and inclusive God, so we seek to model those attributes at          Position:     Minister
St John's.Our experience is that God invites people to serve in a wide         Address:      Alma Terrace, Silverhill, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6QT
variety of ways regardless of age, gender, orientation or background, so
we see no problem with women in holy orders, or gay people. We're              Contact Information:
also passionate about the scriptures, their interpretation and their
application to our lives as individuals and as a community. We believe         Church open for worship at specified times. Halls contantly in use.
the bible is too important to be taken literally.                              Every Thursday 10 - 11:30am open for coffee and fellowship in the
                                                                               church. Church worship Sunday 10:30am and 1st Wednesday in the
                                                                               month 7:30pm. Disabled access and toilet available.
St Leonards and Hastings Rail
                                                                               What We Offer:
Improvement Programme (SHRIMP)                                                 To serve the Silverhill Community socially, educationally and spiritually,
Contact:      Mr Martin Woodfine                   Tel    01424 443412         giving support & aiding development where ever practicable.
Position:     Media Officer
Address:      East Sussex                                                      St Marks Mount Pleasant United
eMail:                                       Reformed Church
Website:                                        Contact:      Mr John Brown                        Tel   01424 430274
Contact Information:                                                           Position:     Treasurer
SHRIMP is a web-based campaign, using the website, Twitter and                 Address:      4 Amhurst Close, Hastings, TN34 1TY
Facebook to detail and encourage people to join the various
campaigns. In addition a number of public-based events may take                Contact Information:
place.                                                                         Disabled toilet facilities. Level access from Mount Pleasant Road
What We Offer:                                                                 entrance.
SHRIMP is a non-political working group seeking to maintain and                What We Offer:
improve upon the rail services affecting Hastings, Rother and East             Proclomation of the gospel and serving the local community. Sunday
Sussex. With its ESRA (East Sussex Rail Alliance) partners SHRIMP              worship 10:30am followed by refreshments:- * 1st Sunday of the month
will work with all sectors of the rail industry to improve the rail            All Age Service, * 2nd Sunday of the month Communion Service, *
infrastructure in the region to enable faster services, to/from London.        3rd/4th/5th Sunday of the month Traditional worship. 2:30pm 1st
                                                                               Monday of the month Friendship Circle, 7:30pm 2nd & 4th Monday of
St Leonards Parish Church                                                      the month Homegroup, Thursdays (term-time) 4:30 onwards Rainbow
                                                                               Brownie, Guide groups - contact Jenny Barton-Hibbs on 442844 for
Contact:      Mrs Brenda Flack                     Tel    01424 422189         information.
Position:     Parish Administrator
Address:      Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BE                             St Mary-In-The-Castle Friends
eMail:                                     Contact:      Mr Ronald Sollars                    Tel   01424 442601
Website:                                         Position:     Hon. Secretary
Contact Information:                                                           Address:      Garden Flat, 47 West Hill Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
                                                                                             TN38 0NA
eMail:                                         Our aim is to provide the highest standards of palliative care for people
                                                                              in Hastings and Rother and effective support for their families and
Contact Information:                                                          carers. We seek to offer a flexible response to the needs of each
Concerts as advertised at St. Mary in the Castle. Building fully              individual through a combination of specialist palliative inpatient care
accessible. Friends Membership £5 per year. Newsletter.                       (26 beds) continuing health care and respite (4 beds) day therapy (18
                                                                              places 4 days per week) as well as specialist palliative care in an
What We Offer:                                                                individual's home, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.We also aim to
To act as a watchdog group to oversee any alterations and                     support patients and their families holistically. This includes chaplaincy,
management changes to St. Mary in the Castle, Pelham Place,                   social and bereavement support.
Hastings. St. Mary in the Castle was opened as a church in 1828. By           The education of others caring for the dying and working in partnership
1970 the church was deemed surplus to requirements and became                 with other services are important aspects of our work.
derelict. In 1991 a group of local people formed FOSMIC to restore the
building and open it as an arts centre, which they successfully achieved      St Vincent De Paul Society
until 2003 when the council took back the lease. SMIC-F was formed to
oversee subsequent development and endeavour to keep the building             Contact:      Mr Patrick Lee                        Tel   07800 559189
open to the public and organise occasional events in the beautiful            Position:     President of Holy Redeemer Conf
auditorium. The lease was taken over by Mrs. Barbara Rogers in March          Address:      31 Upper Church Road, Hollington, St Leonards-on-Sea,
2009 and finishes in June 2011                                                              TN37 7JA

St Matthews Day Centre for the Blind                                          What We Offer:
& Partially Sighted                                                           We visit mainly elderly people living on their own, in their own homes,
              Mrs Bobbie Furness                          01424 446773        nursing homes and also families in need within the areas of Hollington,
Contact:                                           Tel
                                                                              St Leonards and Hastings. We are also involved in helping refugees
Position:     Co-ordinator                                                    and asylum seekers living in the areas of Hastings & St Leonards.

Contact Information:
                                                                              STAR St Andrews Residents
Every Thursday 9am to 4pm or 9am to 12 noon and 1.30pm to 4pm.                Association
Contact by telephone, co-ordinator most times. Easy access - disabled         Contact:      Mrs Jane Wright                       Tel   07792 469799
toilet facilities.
                                                                              Position:     Chair
What We Offer:
                                                                              Address:      14 St Andrews Square, Hastings, TN34 1SW
To involve elderly, blind or partially sighted people in various activites;   eMail:
craft work, cookery, flower arranging and writers group and to provide a
pleasant social atmosphere for the time they are with us. Attendance          Contact Information:
can be for mornings or afternoons or for a whole day when lunch can be
provided. Weekly transport to and from the centre is available at a very      We can be contacted at any reasonable time via email and mobile and
low cost for members registered as blind from the hospital. We hope to        we have also have a facebook page
organise a yearly outing.                                                     What We Offer:
                                                                              Star is the oldest residents association in Hastings. We meet every 6
St Matthews Residents Association                                             weeks at the Unitarian Meeting place South Terrace. Our area is St
              Mrs Gaby Hill                               01424 434653        Andrews Sq. Cornwallis St, Waldegrave St, South Terrace, Brook St,
Contact:                                           Tel
                                                                              Mann St. And Earl St. We work with the Police, Environmental Dept
Position:     Chair                                                           and the Council to get the best for our area, to build bridges and
Address:      23 St Matthews Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0TT            remove stigmas. Any one who lives, works or has an interest in the
                                                                              area can be a member.
Contact Information:                                                          Stepping Stones Playgroup
Access to the gardens is via membership key. Open days for the                Contact:      Debbie Davies                         Tel   01424 430959
general public take place on an occasional basis throughout the year.
                                                                              Position:     Manager
Access for wheelchair users is possible with assistance. Contact the
Association if you would like to make use of the gardens for a one-off        Address:      35 Sydney Close, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9DD
activity or function.                                                         eMail:
What We Offer:
                                                                              Contact Information:
To support residents and to keep St. Matthews Gardens in a well-
maintained and attractive condition. To engender a feeling of                 Monday - Friday 9:30 - 12:30pm
community and provide a welcoming and safe environment for local              What We Offer:
residents and their children and to foster close links with local small
traders and amenities. We hold several events to which non-members            We are a local affordable playgroup for children from 2 until school. We
are welcome throughout the year, including an annual Family Fun Day           aim for children to have fun, while learning.
and Guy Fawkes' Bonfire Night celebration.Local groups and charities
are welcome to use the gardens by prior arrangement.                          Stroke Assoc, Relatives & Helpers
St Michael's Hospice                                                          (SARAH)
                                                                              Contact:      Mrs Kay Thorpe                        Tel   01424 714605
Contact:      Mrs Andrea Garrick                   Tel    01424 445177
Position:     Voluntary Services Manager           Fax    01424 721255
                                                                              Address:      39 Kenrith Court, St Helens Crescent, Hastings, TN34
Address:      25 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0LB                              2SQ
                                                                              Contact Information:
Contact Information:
                                                                              Every other Wednesday 6:30 - 9pm
Clinical services can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.          Every Tuesday a bus ride.
What We Offer:                                                                What We Offer:

To try and provide a better quality of life to stroke victims, by taking        United Reformed Church, Robertson Street, Hastings 10.00 - 1.00 pm
them on holidays, outings, club nights, etc.                                    every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
                                                                                Red Cross Centre, Bexhill - 10 - 4.00 pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
Stroke Association                                                              All other times by appointments only
                                                                                What We Offer:
Contact:      Mrs Jayne Fenner                       Tel   01323 501280
Position:     Communication Support Co-ordin                                    Sussex Deaf Association works with profoundly deaf, deafened,
                                                                                deafblind and hard of hearing people. We provide an advisory service
Address:      Firwood House, Brassey Avenue, Eastbourne, BN22 9QJ               along with advocacy, vounteer, befriending home visiting, hospital
eMail:                                        visiting, communication support, clubs and activities as well as a youth
                                                                                activities group which meets once a month.
Contact Information:                                                            Terrence Higgins Trust
Communication groups every Friday, Bexhill Health Centre, Holliers              Contact:      Marie Tomblin                         Tel   01323 649927
Hill, Bexhill, TN40 2DZ and alternate Thursdays, Ore Community
Centre, 455 Old London Road, TN35 5BH                                           Position:     East Sussex Centre Manager            Fax   01323 439340

What We Offer:                                                                  Address:      Rooms 38 - 42, Dyke House, 110 South Street,
                                                                                              Eastbourne, BN21 4LZ
The Stroke Association is working for a world where there are fewer
strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.
Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. Of all          Website:
people who suffer from a stroke, about a third are likely to die within the
                                                                                Contact Information:
first 10 days; about a third are likely to make a recovery within one
month and about a third are likely to be left disabled and needing              Disabled access and disabled toilet facilities are available.
rehabilitation.                                                                 What We Offer:
In the Hastings and Rother Area, The Stroke Association has family
support services; we also run exercise and education programmes and             We provide services to people with HIV and those affected by it. Gay
communication support services, including support groups for those              men’s sexual health outreach.
with communication difficulties following a stroke.                             Sexual health promotion giving information and advice at events,
                                                                                colleges, other organisation's drop-ins etc.
Sussex Association for Spina Bifida                                             Face 2 Face support (for gay and bisexual men and men who have sex
                                                                                with men) dealing with issues such as sex and relationships, sexual
and Hydrocephalus (SASBAH)                                                      health, HIV related issues, homophobic , Transphobic and bi-phobic
Contact:      Mr Romeen Sanglaji                     Tel   01825 873045         Positive Grant for people living with HIV. Health Coach sessions for
Position:     General Manager                                                   people living with HIV who need some emotional support or information
                                                                                about diagnosis, treatment or other issues directly connected to living
Address:      Units 5&6, Swan Wood Park, Gun Hill, Horam, TN21 0JS
                                                                                with HIV.
eMail:                                              Condom Male (free mail order condoms for gay and bisexual men and
Website:                                                 men who have sex with men.
                                                                                We also provide training around issues such as HIV awareness, living
Contact Information:                                                            with HIV, dealing with a new diagnosis. Confidentially and disclosure
Our office and enterprise centre at Gun Hill is open at normal office           and living with treatments. We work with local agencies, including
hours, and any telephone messages left will be returned as soon as              police, councils and community groups.Our services are free and
possible. Our premises are fully accessible, and have disabled toilet           confidential.
What We Offer:                                                                  Tilekiln Residents Association
SASBAH’s main objective is to support those with spina bifida and/or            Contact:      Mrs Karen Deeprose                    Tel   01424 852466
hydrocephalus, helping to create and develop their best opportunities in        Position:     Secretary
life. We provide the following services:                                        Address:      Community Centre, Tile Barn Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
The Adviser Service: information, advice, advocacy, support on all                            TN38 9PA
issues of need for service users; The Social Programme: full and varied
programme of social events; The Sussex Buddy Scheme: pairing                    Contact Information:
individual service users with a trained volunteer ‘buddy’ to increase
social access; The Education Advice Service: helping young service              Tues 7:30 - 11pm
users get the best from their education; Youth Work: includes a                 Thurs 9 - 1am and 7:30 - 11pm
fortnightly youth club for all disabilities, many youth projects, support for   Fri 1 - 3pm and 8 - 12 midnight
the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, and an active Young People’s               Sat 8 - 12 midnight
Committee; Residential Breaks: respite and activity holidays for                Sun 3 - 8pm
different age groups; Health Clinic: a multi-disciplinary clinic offering       What We Offer:
specific health care advice and treatment; Welfare Grants: providing
urgent financial assistance; Social Enterprise Centre: training, work           For use by all of the Residents and Community Groups.
experience and assistance with transition to employment
                                                                                Together Hastings Resource Centre
Sussex Deaf Association - East                                                  Contact:      Ms Jane Lawrence                      Tel   01424 434886
Sussex Division                                                                 Position:     Project Co-ordinator                  Fax   01424 447455
                                                                                Address:      Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, St Leonards-on-
Contact:      Miss Chrissie Jenner                   Tel   01273 671899
                                                                                              Sea, TN38 0JP
Position:     Business Administrator                 Fax   01273 625283
Address:      Brighton Deaf Centre, Carlton Hill, Brighton, BN2 0GW
                                                                                Contact Information:
                                                                                Monday 10am - 2pm
Contact Information:                                                            Tues - Friday 10am - 4pm
Drop-in on Wednesdays                                                           What We Offer:

The Resource Centre provides support for people who may feel socially          We operate a Junior Sea Cadet section for 10 - 12 year olds (Friday's
isolated or wish to make changes in their lives and are finding it difficult   only), a Sea Cadet section for 12 - 18 year olds and a Marine Cadet
to move forward. Often these are people who are experiencing mental            detachment for 13-18 year olds
health issues. There is information available about work, voluntary
work, training opportunities etc. and about accessing housing and
financial support. There are regular activities, some are hobbies or
                                                                               United African Community in
creative crafts, some are about learning new skills including managing         Hastings (UACH)
personal well-being. The Centre also supports and encourages people
to access a range of activities in the community in relation to their own      Contact:     Mr Rene Tolno                        Tel   01424 714837
personal goals. These may be recreational, health and fitness related or       Position:    Chair
vocational and educational.                                                    Address:     38 St Georges Road, Hastings, TN34 3ND
Tomorrows People
              Mrs Theresa Pollard                         01424 718491         Contact Information:
Contact:                                            Tel
Position:     Lead Operations Manager               Fax   01424 460985         We do not have an office but can normally be contacted between 2pm
                                                                               and 4pm Mon to Fri. We organise regular meetings and social events
Address:      Rothermere House, 49-51 Cambridge Rd, Hastings, TN34
                                                                               throughout the year and details of these can be found on our website.
                                                                               What We Offer:
                                           The aims of this organisation are:* to provide help, advice, information
                                                                               and advocacy to individual and different groups within the African
Contact Information:                                                           community.* To establish links with other communities and local
                                                                               authorities, in order to participate in development programmes and
Fully DDA compliant premises. Office open Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
                                                                               community initiatives.* To promote true equality and African integration
What We Offer:                                                                 into civil society. We are proud to be one of the founding groups
Tomorrows People has 25 years experience of supporting unemployed              involved with Hastings Intercultural Organisation (HIO).
individuals to gain and sustain work in their local area. Services can
include CV production, interview skills training and support, application      Victim Support Sussex - East
form filling help etc. Free literacy and numeracy classes are also
available along with the arrangement of work experience placements.            Contact:     Mr Philip Holden-Jennings            Tel   01424 221926
                                                                               Position:    Volunteer & Community Liason M
Tree of Hope Children's Charity                                                Address:     Bexhill Police Station, Terminus Road, Bexhill-on-Sea,
                                                                                            TN39 3NR
Contact:      Mr Jeremy Marris                      Tel   01323 470108
Position:     Finance & Administration Officer
Address:      31 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2JA
                                                                               Contact Information:
Website:                                            Contact Victim Care Unit on 0845 3899 528 Monday-Friday 8am - 8pm
                                                                               What We Offer:
Contact Information:
                                                                               To offer emotional and practical support to victims of crime.
Available by phone 8am - 10pm. Not suitable for disabled as 4 deep
                                                                               Services include: support to victims of crime, support to witnesses at
                                                                               court, support to young witnesses, practical help following a crime and
What We Offer:                                                                 assistance with criminal injuries compensation claims.
To raise funds for sick and disabled UK children, to have specialist
medical treatment and therapy, either abroad or in the UK, when not            Viva Support Group (formerly
available from the normal health services.
TS Hastings Sea Cadets                                                         Contact:     Ms Melanie Selley                    Tel   01424 425224
              Lt (SCC) RNR Alison Brennan-Wri Tel         01424 425521         Position:    Chair
Position:     Commanding Officer                                               Address:     49 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1EN
Address:      The Foreshore, Cinque Ports Way, St Leonards on Sea,             eMail:
              TN38 0FD                                                         Website:
eMail:                                             Contact Information:
Website:                                      Office is usually staffed Tues & Thurs 11am - 4pm.
Contact Information:                                                           What We Offer:
Hastings Sea Cadets meet every Tuesday and Friday from 7 - 9pm.                VIVA is a support group for people recovering from substance misuse
Unfortunately we can only be contacted within these times.                     which was established in 2002 under the name of 'Stumped'. ‘VIVA’
Access to our building is via a stepped slope                                  works in partnership with other agencies to provide:
What We Offer:                                                                 A Gardening club, a computer club, a camera club and an Art group.
                                                                               The group also offers individual help with housing and accomodation
Hastings Sea Cadets is a uniformed youth organisation, for young               matters.
people aged 10 – 18, which has been established within Hastings for
over 70 years. Using a nautical theme based on the customs and
traditions of the Royal Navy, the aim of Hastings Sea Cadets is to help        Walden Pond Housing Co-operative
young people towards responsible adulthood and to encourage them to
reach their potential by developing valuable personal attributes and high      Ltd
standards of conduct. We are able to offer cadets the opportunity to           Contact:     Mr Patrick Nicholson                 Tel   01424 719570
take part in a wide range of activities including: various boating             Position:    Member
activities, PT, engineering, seamanship skills and first aid. There is also
an opportunity to gain the Duke of Edinburgh Award and a BTEC                  Address:     29 Gensing Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 OHE
qualification                                                                  eMail:

Contact Information:                                                          Wheelerz
Our houses are not generally open to the public.
                                                                              Contact:      Mr John Smart                         Tel    07716 772714
What We Offer:                                                                Position:     Chair / Manager
We are a small independent housing provider, committed to collective          Address:      18 Singleton Walk, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2RG
ownership and control of housing, environmental responsibility and
progressive social change. Whilst we are not currently seeking new            eMail:
members we will provide advice and support for people interested in           Contact Information:
setting up their own housing or worker co-operatives.
                                                                              I am available 24/7 on my mobile. Practice times are Friday 17:45 -
                                                                              19:45 at Hillcrest
WARR Partnership
                                                                              What We Offer:
Contact:      Mrs Anne Crone                        Tel   01424 787400
                                                                              We are a wheelchair basketball team and cater for youngsters & adults
Position:     Programme Manager                     Fax   01424 787405
                                                                              from 12/13 to 45. This is mainly aimed at the disabled who use a
Address:      5 Red Barn Mews, High Street, Battle, TN33 0AG                  wheelchair. We do allow a limited number of able bodied. This team
eMail:                                     enables the disabled to get into a sport, get fit and belong.

                                                                              Winterbourne Close Residents
Contact Information:
To be sure of an answer, please telephone us between 9am and 1 pm
Monday - Friday.                                                              Contact:      Mr Mike Cornish                       Tel    01424 444720
What We Offer:                                                                Position:     Secretary

The WARR Partnership is responsible for administering funding under           Address:      36 Winterbourne Close, Hastings, TN34 1XQ
the Rural Development Programme for England, across rural Rother              eMail:
and Wealden. This money is available to help revitalise and support
rural businesses and communities over the five year period ending in          What We Offer:
December 2013. For more details of the type of projects we can fund,
and an Expression of Interest form, please visit our website or call the      To promote the benefit of the residents of the area covered, without
office.                                                                       distinction. To achieve this by assisting the residents, local authority
                                                                              and voluntary organisations in a common effort to improve the area.
West St Leonards Community
                                                                              Witness Service
Association                                                                   Contact:      Mrs Susan Willis                      Tel    01424 461028
Contact:      Mr Keith Piggott                      Tel   01424 431533        Position:     Branch Manager                        Fax    01424 461028
Position:     Chair
                                                                              Address:      The Law Courts, Horntye Park, Bohemia Road, Hastings,
Address:      Old West St Leonards School, 130 Bexhill Road, St                             TN34 1ND
              Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 8BL
                                                                              Contact Information:
Contact Information:
                                                                              Mon - Fri, 9 - 5pm. Disabled access and toilets. Baby changing
The above number is available Mon - Fri 9 - 11am and                          facilities. Hearing Loop, braille and signage.
Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat evenings 19:30 - 23.00pm
                                                                              What We Offer:
What We Offer:
                                                                              The Witness Service is based in both crown and magistrates courts. It
We wish to encourage and promote a community atmosphere for both              seeks to help manage the experience of being a witness and giving
young and old. Provide centre for various activities with a hall which is     evidence in court and supports both prosecution and defence
also available for hire. At present the activities include the following:-    witnesses, victims of crime, families and friends attending court. The
Mother & Toddlers group (Wed 10am) / Bingo (Thurs 1pm) / Youth                Service is for adults and children. Trained volunteers provide emotional
Group (Fri evening) / Social Club (Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat evenings).            support, as well as practical information about court proceedings. We
                                                                              can offer a confidential ear, a pre-trial court visit. A quiet place before
Westfield Community Hub                                                       the hearing, as well as someone to accompany you into the courtroom.
                                                                              We can put you in touch with appropriate legal experts (the Witness
Contact:      Mrs Patricia Marston                  Tel   07531 766830        Service cannot discuss evidence or offer legal advice) and offer a
Position:     Chair                                                           chance to talk over the case when it has ended and to get further help
                                                                              and information.
Address:      The Old Courthouse Pub, Main Road, Westfield,
              Hastings, TN35 4QE
                                                                              Women's Voice
                                                                              Contact:      Mrs Shiva Serati                      Tel    07813 205043
                                                                              Position:     Chair
Contact Information:
                                                                              Address:      C/o 31 Mann Street, Hastings, TN34 1SE
Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon Hub open
Mobile phone contact any time (Answerphone)                                   eMail:

What We Offer:                                                                What We Offer:
A comfortable, friendly and welcoming place to meet between 10 and            To bring together women of different cultures.
12 noon each Friday at The Old Courthouse Inn, Main Road, Westfield,          To celebrate being a women and own your identity.
East Sussex. Tea or coffee are provided, there is a book exchange,            To share experiences and address challenges.
information service and computer suite with broadband access for              To raise awareness on women's issues.
people to use free of charge. Events are organised based on demand            To empower women by providing a safe social network.
from local people. Transport can be arranged for those who would
otherwise not be able to join us. It is a very informal, happy meeting
place and all are welcome.                                                    WRVS
Contact:     Mrs Sue Adey                         Tel   01424 717674
Position:    Centre Development Manager
Address:     IBC, 5 South Street, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AP
Contact Information:
Open Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 4pm (approx)
What We Offer:
Provision of a day club for persons over 55, including availability of
We have tai chi, extend exercise, art, glass painting, beading, computer
lessons, heritage groups, board games, community café, hearing aid
repairs, benefits advice and lots more.

Xtrax Young Peoples Centre
Contact:     Mr Andrew Batsford                   Tel   01424 722524
Position:    Centre Manager
Address:     Harold Place, Hastings, TN34 1JA
Contact Information:
Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun, 3 -10pm, Drop-In.
Also Mon - Fri Breakfast Club 9am - 10am
What We Offer:
Xtrax provides a street level drop-in service for young people aged 16-
25, which is safe and non-judgemental. We offer free use of washing
machines, showers, internet, pool and Sky TV. Our kitchen provides
cheap, affordable meals and free fresh fruit. We also offer free
condoms, supported pregnancy testing and chlamydia testing. Our
services also include advice on housing, parenting skills, substance
misuse, relationships and benefits. All services are confidential and you
don't need an appointment.

Youth Development Service (Rye)
Contact:     Miss Hayley Carr                     Tel   01797 225349
Position:    Youth Development Worker
Address:     Animate Centre, The Old Cinema, Fishmarket Road, Rye,
             TN31 7LP
Contact Information:
The offices are open 5 days a week please contact for further
information on activities as these change during the year.
What We Offer:
We are to help, support and enable young people to have smooth
transition between their teenage years and adulthood. We run various
youth clubs in Rye and the surrounding villages where a variety of
activities take place including awareness around drugs, alcohol and
sexual health issues. We also give one to one support to young people
who are in need. During the school year we run PSHE days in
conjunction with Rye College and support small groups who struggle
within the school system. We run a Mobile facility called the NOMAD
which travels around the rural villages to support young people.


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