Better Braybrooke

Better Braybrooke first met in 1996 as a group of residents and became a registered charity in 1998. Membership is open to anyone living in BraybrookeWard.

Better Braybrooke is a non-political organisation which works to improve the local neighbourhood by encouraging and assisting with environmental improvements. Better Braybrooke also aims to bring together the local authority, voluntary organisations and residents in a common effort to campaign on issues affecting our quality of life.


Bohemia Walled Garden

Bohemia, the residence and property of Wastel Brisco, Esq., is situated about one mile north-west of the town of Hastings, and commands singularly beautiful and extensive land and sea views, extending from Beachy Head to Dungeness Point. The house, a modern-built one, stands on a declivity, the ground rising gradually; it was the residence of the Princess Sophia of Gloucester in the year 1830. The present possessor has enclosed the estate with a stone wall, which is a great improvement as far as regards that portion adjoining the high road; but the principal improvements are in the garden.


Clean Seas Please

This is as community led campaign managed by Hastings Voluntary Action and Rother Voluntary Action in partnership with the Environment Agency.  The next year is crucial in the UK’s steps to meet the new European Sea Bathing Water Quality Directive and 55 areas around the country have been identified as at risk of failing.  All areas are important but this issue is particularly significant where beaches are associated with a tourism economy, for us this means, Hastings


Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers help hundreds of thousands of people each year to reclaim local green places.  Through our own environmental projects and through our network of 2,000 community groups, we see people – every day, and all across the UK – taking responsibility for their own local environments.

You can be part of it too.



Pay-as-you-drive car hire

A car when you need it, and not when you don’t. Low hourly rates and excellent insurance cover.


Energise Sussex Coast

ESC is a community benefit co-operative set up to address fuel poverty in Hastings and Rother and reduce dependence on fossil fuel reserves through the development of community owned renewable energy generation projects and energy saving schemes.


Friary Gardeners (Parchment Trust)

Our aim is to create a balance between purposeful occupation, hard work and a relaxed atmosphere in which service users can enjoy their day. They are encouraged to pursue individual projects as well as participating in team activity. Service users also benefit from the opportunity to develop their literacy and numeracy skills, communication and retail skills. People at Friary Gardeners integrate and work together, whatever their degree of ability or disability.


Friends of Alexandra Park

The aims of the Friends of the Park

  1. To work with the local community and the Borough Council, and be consulted by them, for the promotion, preservation and enhancement of the Park
  2. To protect the flora and fauna of the Park to report vandalism and misuse of the park, and comment on the range of activities in the Park.
  3. To contribute to the Park by: ideas, working parties, seeking grants and funding, and engaging in publicity.


Friends of Church and Robsack Woods

To promote practical conservation work through voluntary action for the benefit of the local environment and community, conserving Church and Robsack woods as a community woodland resource for local people to enjoy and study.


Friends of Hastings Country Park

The Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve was formed in April 2007 by members of the Volunteer Rangers, as a means of involving the wider community in the management and enjoyment of the Reserve.
Our aim is to protect, promote and enhance the natural environment of the Reserve, and to encourage others to join us in this work, so that the value of the Reserve and its wildlife is protected for future generations.


Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust

Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust are a group which were set up in 2012 to protect the local woodland from development by the three original founders who felt that the woodland was not well known about and at risk from unscrupulous developers. The trust achievements are substantial to date and too many to list. Some of these physical achievements are shown in the picture gallery above. If you need contact information or any further information, please ask Charlotte.


Greater Hollington Asssociation

To represent the interests of the Greater Hollington Community, develop its well-being, to use the diversity of the area to create a vibrant and improving neighbourhood and to connect Greater Hollington to the rest of the Borough.


Hastings and St.Leonards Allotments Federation

The overall aim of the Federation is to protect allotment sites, promote allotment gardening and to ensure the continued provision of allotments as an important outdoor leisure activity for the residents of Hastings and St Leonards without distinction of gender, ethnic background, age, disability, sexuality or religious, cultural or political beliefs.


Hastings Conservation Volunteers

The Hastings Conservation Volunteers are a small group of people who help to maintain nature reserves and public open spaces in the Hastings and Rother area of East Sussex, England.


Hastings Greenway Group

The Hastings Greenway, which forms a largelytraffic - free network of leisure, amenity and utility walking and safe cycling routes, which will also be accessible for people with disabilities, was widely publicised in the Hastings Observer in 2012 attracting support from many individuals and organisations


Hastings, Rye and District Scouts

Scouting is a world wide educational Movement for young people. The Scouts in Hastings seeks to provide young people with opportunities to participate in adventurous outdoor activities, learn team-building skills and develop new friendships.


Hastings Urban Design Group

Our overall objective is to improve and enhance our existing environment by achieving a better standard of design for future developments in the area. Geographically our principal interest is development within Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, but also extends to significant issues within Bexhill, Battle,Rye and other areas of East Sussex.


Mayfield Area Residents Association

Our Residents Assocations main aims are to tackle a wide range of issues within our area. This could be from parking issues, rubbish, anti-social behaviour or organising fund raising events to unite our community.


Ore Community Land Trust

Ore Community Land Trust seeks to protect land in the Upper Ore Valley to save and enhance urban woodland and green space for community use and to protect animal habitat. We, therefore, campaign against development plans that would threaten the environment of the Valley. We also support positive regeneration plans and put forward ideas for improvements for the area.


Ore in Bloom

Ore in Bloom was formed in 2010 as a horticultural group. Our aims can be summarised as: the restoration and beautification of green space, the beautification of Ore Village High Street and pedestrian shopping zones, the encouragement of flower gardening and vegetable growing either through an annual competition for residents, businesses and schools or by a regular workshop event. Our intention is to encourage all horticultural activities and green space renewal by individuals and other groups with similar goals. Our chief areas of operation are the electorial wards of Ore, Baird, Tressell and St Helen's.


RSPCA Mallydams Wood

Mallydams Wood is a well established wildlife rehabilitation centre, education centre and woodland nature reserve in the South East of England, covering Kent, Sussex and Hampshire.

Admittance of wildlife

Need help with an orphaned or injured wild animal? Our wildlife centre is open to the admission of wildlife casualties but opening hours depend on the time of year.