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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org morning. We are about raising awareness, having fun as well as raising
Website: www.1066twentytwelveplus.com 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: email@example.com
To promote Hastings and Rother to the world through building a Website: www.1066specials.org.uk
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: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
eMail: Website: www.senlacscouts.org.uk
Website: www.1066enterprise.co.uk 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
1066 Fundraisers (formally Cancer
Research UK Relay for Life Hastings) 73a Centre
Contact: Liz Cara Tel 01424 213099 Website: www.ruralsussex.org.uk
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: email@example.com acted on quickly.
Website: www.together-uk.org 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com lead active, healthy lives by helping to set up or support lunch clubs,
www.aaaccounselling.co.uk social groups, befriending, volunteer driving scheme run by volunteers
in villages. Helping to co-ordinate services in rural areas.
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
AAAC Counselling provides short-term counselling at venues in St eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonard's, Bexhill or Battle for Adults (18+) who have been Abused as Website: www.activ8network.org
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: email@example.com AD/HD Adult & Adolescent Support
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Offer:
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,
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 www.homemove.org.uk. 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
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
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: 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: www.associationofcarers.org.uk
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: email@example.com 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
Battle Museum of Local History
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
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: www.betterbraybrooke.org.uk
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
The Club is non-competitive. We teach children between the ages 5 - Website: www.bbufa.org.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org age by encouraging parents to understand and provide for the needs of
their children through community groups”. To enable us as an
Website: www.bact-online.co.uk 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: email@example.com Position: Chair
Website: www.bexhillcaringcommunity.co.uk Address: 21 Bohemia Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6RA
Contact Information: eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk TN38 9HY
Contact Information: eMail: email@example.com
8:30am - 5pm Monday - Friday Website: www.bohemia-info.org
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: firstname.lastname@example.org support we feel we are the sole provider of this method of support
Website: www.bexhillenvironmentalgroup.org.uk 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
What We Offer:
Bexhill Environmental Group is an environmental action group working
to protect and improve the Bexhill environment and promote a eMail: email@example.com
sustainable green future. Bexhill Environmental Group plants trees, Website: www.bohemiawga.weebly.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: email@example.com inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide
Website: www.thebridgehastings.co.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Mrs Philippa White Tel 01424 718984 Website: www.brownbreadhorserescue.com
Address: Finding Futures, 16 Havelock Road, Hastings, TN34 1BP
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: East-Sussex@btcv.org.uk
Position: Committee Member Website: www.btcv.org.uk
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: email@example.com Address:
Website: www.cftc.org.uk eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information: Website: www.hastings.cats.org.uk
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@example.com
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.chapelparkcommunitycentre.org.uk
Website: www.casasupport.org.uk 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
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
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,
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.
Cats Protection The Church is open each day.
The administrator can be contacted Mon, Wed and Fridays.
Contact: Tel 01424 754328
What We Offer:
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: email@example.com
Contact: Rev Deryck Charnock Tel 01424 852257 Website: www.claverhamadulteducation.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 6.30pm-9.pm Monday to Wednesday
Website: www.stleonardsandstannes.org.uk 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: email@example.com
Address: 7 Boscobel Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0LU Website: www.club4kids.org
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Information:
Website: www.hastingschurches.org.uk 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: email@example.com
whole age ranging from many preschool
groups, youth groups and senior citizens groups . Examples of special Website: www.fruitandveg.org
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: www.citizensadvice.org.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org children etc.
Crest Pre-School Playgroup
Contact: Tel 01424 420496
The office is open 9:30 - 5pm Monday - Friday
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: www.crestplaygroup.co.uk
employment, volunteering and leisure activities. The intention is that
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: email@example.com 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: www.computersforcharities.org 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
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: www.cri.org.uk
now develops and implements wide ranging projects addressing
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to education employment and training, who are aged 16-19 ( up to 25
with a special educational need). Our Targeted Personal Advisers
Website: www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk 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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: www.eastsussexblind.org
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: email@example.com enhance the lives of people with sight loss and to promote
Website: www.crowhurstcommunityagriculture.co.uk independence. We have over 1,500 visually impaired members across
the three rural districts of East Sussex and in Brighton & Hove. We
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: www.escvys.org.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information: Address: 49 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1EN
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (some service times may vary) Visits by eMail: email@example.com
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
www.thecountylink.net 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Rev Gwilym Hughes Tel 01424 849840
Website: www.eshrc.org.uk Position: Minister
Contact Information: Address: Elphinstone Avenue, Hastings, TN34 2DJ
The Hastings Hard of hearing group meets on the 1st Friday of the eMail: email@example.com
month, 10:30am - 12pm, at Hastings Voluntary Action, to offer support, Website: www.elimchurchcentre.org.uk
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: www.englishinthecommunity.org.uk
Address: 1 Faraday Close, Eastbourne, BN22 9BH Contact Information:
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact 01323 482847 Mon-Fri 9-5 or 07971 908 141 Mon-Sat 9-6
Lessons available at Gensing & Central St. Leonards Community
Website: www.thecountylink.net 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:
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: email@example.com to provide a comfortable and welcoming meeting place where
Website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk members, over 50 years, of the local community can socialise, meet
new friends and get involved in activities that include: Bingo, board
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: firstname.lastname@example.org We run Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm but office is open
www.fsncharity.org.uk Monday - Thursday.
What We Offer:
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com activities including the Festival or require more information contact the
Community Information Centre.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Mr Terry Steeples Tel 07977 958454 Website: www.girlguidingsussexeast.org.uk
Address: 4 Middle Street, Hastings, TN34 1NA
Meetings are on various evenings during the week, and in some places
eMail: email@example.com could be a Saturday morning. This is dependant on the area/unit
someone is interested in joining or helping with.
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
Fur Face Animal Charity Address: Gizmo World, 23 Priory Street, Hastings, TN34 1EA
Contact: Miss Michelle Bradford Tel 01424 421907 eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Charity Trustee
Address: 58 Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1RE
Mon: Performing arts ( 6pm - 8pm) Tues: Graffiti Art (5 - 7pm) Wed:
eMail: email@example.com Film making (6 - 8pm) Thurs: Performing arts (6 - 8pm) Fri: Games
Night (6pm - 8pm) Sat: Art (12noon - 2pm) Performing Arts (2 -
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
variety of ways. It will also work with organisations to improve their
infrastructure capacity in particular in the area of finance. Website: www.hrcs.org.uk
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.
What We Offer:
eMail: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Mr Richard Parkinson Tel 01424 202651
www.hastings-bexhill-mencap.org Position: Administrator Fax 01424 202651
Address: 16 Silchester Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0JB
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.
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: email@example.com
The aims and objectives are :To engage in dialogue which promotes
mutual respect and understanding amongst the faith communities, Website: www.diabetesinhastings.btik.com
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: diabetesinhastings.btik.com
teach others about their beliefs and diminish prejudice, ignorance, fear or eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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: email@example.com 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: www.hrdf.org.uk wellbeing theme.'
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hastings & Rother and promote the right of disabled people to full
integration and equality of opportunity in society. Website: www.hrmediation.org
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.
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: email@example.com
to create a safe space in order to meet and to establish a regular Website: www.ms-societyhastingsrother.org.uk
pattern of social events. Available to members only.
Hastings & Rother Gay Helpline By telephone during normal working hours and email.
Mr Roger Sweetman 01424 444777 What We Offer:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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: www.hastingsymca.org.uk
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org allotments as an important outdoor leisure activity for the residents of
Hastings and St Leonards without distinction of gender, ethnic
Website: www.hastingsandrblind.org 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
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: email@example.com
In addition to the above we operate help desks at the Hospital in Bexhill Website: www.hastingschessclub.co.uk
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum Website: www.reliefhastings.moonfruit.com
Contact: Contact Information:
Position: The office is not open to the public.
Address: Freepost RRJK-JGLY-RUYU, PO Box 270, Hastings, What We Offer:
We trace our origins to 1890 and have been in our current building
eMail: email@example.com since 1928. We shared a common history with HVA until 1998. Since
Website: www.hssf.org.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
be raised and acted upon; and to promote policies as they affect Website: www.hastingsartsforum.co.uk
Seniors, and generally put forward a positive view of older people.
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: www.harcuk.com Hastings Chinese Association
Contact Information: Contact: Ke Xia Xu Tel 01424 466100
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.
Address: 242 St Helens Road, Hastings, TN34 2NE Hastings Furniture Service
eMail: email@example.com Contact: Tel 01424 441112
Website: www.cswh.co.uk Position:
Address: 47 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JZ
What We Offer:
To support schools in their responsibilities to deliver spiritual, moral, www.hfs.org.uk
social and citizenship aspects of the curriculum.
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: 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: www.simonpbarker.btinternet.co.uk include games, music, craft, outings, theatre trips and entertainers.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com Position: Hon. Secretary
Website: www.freewebs.com/rojbas 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday at 5pm. Website: www.hastingsphilchoir.org.uk
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: email@example.com annual membership fee and 2 hourly rehearsals take place on
Website: www.hotra.org.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Hon. Ass. Secretary
Address: Main Bowls Pavilion, White Rock Gardens, Hastings,
TN34 1LD Contact Information:
eMail: email@example.com The shop is open in the winter Fri/Sat/Sun 11am - 4pm. From Easter
Everyday (except Mon) 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Website: www.hastingsbowlstournament.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org What We Offer:
Website: www.hastingswatchdog.org.uk 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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 -
4pm. Thursdays until 7.30pm
eMail: email@example.com 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
chance to discover hidden architectural treasures, events, activities, Website: www.hastingstrust.co.uk
bringing life to local history and culture.
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
help. Our five core values are the sacredness & sanctity of human life, Website: www.hastingsurbanbikes.com
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Website: www.hastingsvoluntaryaction.org
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: email@example.com What We Offer:
Website: www.1066.net/trolley 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: Ndann@headstartschool.co.uk
Contact Information: Website: www.headstartschool.co.uk
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: HYC@hastings.gov.uk lifeskills and works skills and art.
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.
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: www.southdownhousing.org
facilities for recreation and other leisure activities for those having need
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: www.hastingsscouts.org 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Information:
Website: www.homecall.uk.com 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
Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7RD
Position: Senior Organiser Fax 01424 443636
Address: 66 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AS
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: email@example.com
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.
What We Offer:
Residents Social Club within Housing Association offering activities to
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org members (residents - local and within scheme).
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: email@example.com
Hope - G we have a voice for senior people to engage with statutory
bodies and contribute to improvements in services. Website: www.intouchsupport.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org home; .examples include installing external handrails, grab rails, putting
up shelves, moving furniture, improving security to your home, installing
Website: www.horizons-hastings.org.uk keysafes, minor building, joinery plumbing repairs and much more.
Independent Living Service eMail: email@example.com
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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:
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: email@example.com Contact: Liz Butt Tel 01797 227994
Website: www.hastings-bexhill-mencap.org 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Offer:
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.
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: email@example.com
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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
our service users. Website: www.nutstash.co.uk
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
developing and marketing a range of products including woodfuel,
charcoal and woodcraft items and establishing a presence at local Website: www.ohps.org.uk
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: email@example.com and research which supports our objective. To ensure the Fishermen’s
Museum continues to provide interpretation of this important local
Website: www.nyas.net 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: Centre Manager
Address: Broomgrove Community Centre, 85 Chiltern Drive,
Hastings, TN34 3PY Address: 455 Old London Road, Hastings, TN35 5BH
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org eMail: email@example.com
Website: www.orevalley.co.uk 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: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
spaces and promotes considered planning and increased infrastructure
Address: where appropriate.
Website: www.pennybealememorialfund.org PlaySense
Contact: Jo Lyons Tel 07517 697735
What We Offer:
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: email@example.com
by the provision of information, advice and training programmes into the Website: www.playsense.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org range of ages and abilities.
Polish Association - Hastings &
9am to 5pm weekdays or by appointment.
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: email@example.com
Diploma at Sussex Coast College, Hastings. Our student programme
enables them to develop their potential, intellectually and morally, using Website: www.pinh.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org encourage employment and self-employment and raise awareness of
Website: www.photohubgroup.blogspot.com the English law.
We would also like to link Poles with the local authorities and voluntary
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org develop skills and seek entry back into EET outcomes.
Telephone contact in the evenings or weekends. Committee meetings
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Friends Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings, TN34
0800 to 1700 hours Monday to Friday. We are open 51 weeks of the
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: email@example.com
we have principles (which we call “testimonies”) to live by. The most Website: www.fsncharity.org.uk
important of these are our testimonies to peace, integrity and equality.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and offering local families parenting support. We also offer room hire to
Website: www.remembercfs.org.uk 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: email@example.com
management courses, organise talks and social events, issue a Website: www.hastingsrotary.org.uk
quarterly newsletter and run a telephone helpline.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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
Address: Bank Chambers, Buckhurst Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40
Address: 8 Northampton Way, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9QN
Website: www.rotherdistrictcab.org.uk 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
and equally. It also aims to exercise a responsible influence on the Website: www.rspca.org.uk/mallydams
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
hectares of woodland nature reserve. We take in around 2500 wildlife
casualties each year and welcome over 5000 people on site for courses
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Contact Information:
eMail: email@example.com 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,
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
Contact: Mr Robert Harvey Tel 01424 751059
Address: 3 Vidlers Court, Strand Quay, Rye, TN31 7DB
Address: Rose Lodge, The Roundel, Old Roar Road, St Leonards-
on-Sea, TN37 7HE Website: www.ryebritishlegion.org.uk
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Information:
Website: www.rye.lions105se.org.uk 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.
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
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: www.ryecollege.co.uk
councillors, who have expertise in emergency planning and crisis
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
Contact: Tel 01797 225030
Position: Chair of Steering Group
Address: 10 East Street, Rye, TN31 7JY
Both Rye Art Gallery Trust and the Friends of Rye Art Gallery can be eMail: email@example.com
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: www.theryefund.org.uk
and during exhibition changeover weeks). Contact Information:
What We Offer:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org eMail: email@example.com
Website: www.ryeparishchurch.org.uk 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
Contact: Ms Sarah Geall Tel 01424 456608
Address: Flat 1, 9 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 0LQ Position: Therapeutic Manager
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 25 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 OLB
Contact Information: eMail: email@example.com
Chair Brion Purdey 01424 423940 & Treasurer Sheila Ward 01424 Website: www.saraleetrust.org
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.
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: www.seap.org.uk
Branch) Contact Information:
Contact: Harry Tel 01424 436666 Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. The building is DDA compliant with
disabled toilet facilities.
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: www.hastingsandrothersamaritans.co.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: email@example.com 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:
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: www.shaw-trust.org.uk
encourage and provide opportunities for people to realise their full
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: www.shipwreckmuseum.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
community through a common desire to improve the area in which the
residents live. Website: www.shorelinkwriters.org.uk
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: email@example.com expressing themselves. We encourage members to find their own voice
and experiment with new writing methods and style. We aim to provide
Website: www.seeingear.org 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,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
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: StHelensChurchHouse@hotmail.co.uk
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: email@example.com in the Broomgrove Community Centre for children & families.
We also hold 'messy' church every 2nd Sunday of the month from
Website: www.soco.org.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
SoCo's current base, due to its location, does not benefit from disabled
access and facilities. Website: www.sja.org.uk/sussex
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: www.southwatercentre.org 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'
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
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: email@example.com Reformed Church
Website: www.1066shrimprail.org.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Mr Ronald Sollars Tel 01424 442601
Website: www.stleonardschurch.org Position: Hon. Secretary
Contact Information: Address: Garden Flat, 47 West Hill Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,
eMail: email@example.com 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,
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.
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
What We Offer:
Address: 14 St Andrews Square, Hastings, TN34 1SW
To involve elderly, blind or partially sighted people in various activites; eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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.
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: email@example.com
What We Offer:
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: www.tht.org.uk
people who suffer from a stroke, about a third are likely to die within the
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
eMail: email@example.com Condom Male (free mail order condoms for gay and bisexual men and
Website: www.sasbah.org.uk 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
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
Mrs Theresa Pollard 01424 718491 Contact Information:
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:
www.tomorrows-people.co.uk 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,
Contact: Mr Jeremy Marris Tel 01323 470108
Position: Finance & Administration Officer
Address: 31 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2JA
Website: www.treeofhope.org.uk Contact Victim Care Unit on 0845 3899 528 Monday-Friday 8am - 8pm
What We Offer:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
TN38 0FD Website: www.vivasupport.moonfruit.com
eMail: email@example.com Contact Information:
Website: www.sea-cadets.org/hastings 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org enables the disabled to get into a sport, get fit and belong.
Winterbourne Close Residents
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: email@example.com
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
Association Contact: Mrs Susan Willis Tel 01424 461028
Contact: Mr Keith Piggott Tel 01424 431533 Position: Branch Manager Fax 01424 461028
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
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
Address: The Old Courthouse Pub, Main Road, Westfield,
Hastings, TN35 4QE
Contact: Mrs Shiva Serati Tel 07813 205043
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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,
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.