Activ8 (Hastings and Rother Mind)

We support people to maintain or improve their 'health and wellbeing'. We do not currently have an office but we do have a management committee.


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.


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.


Hastings BME

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Project in Hastings has produced this website for Black and Minority Ethnic individuals from all communities and groups including Asylum seekers, Refugees and Eastern Europeans, mixed race, Asians, Africans, Chinese, Middle Easterners etc and anyone who perceives themselves as identifying with this group.


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 Urban Bikes

Hastings Urban Bikes (HUB) is a volunteer run community group, working to promote all aspects of cycling and campaigning for better cycling facilities in Hastings & St. Leonards.

We believe that cyclists have a right to the safe use of the public highway as enjoyed by other road users, the provision of off road cycle ways and a proper share of the resources committed to transport.

HUB actively campaigns to improve conditions for cyclists and promote cycling for the benefit of individuals, families, our local community and the wider environment.


Hastings Youth Council

The Hastings Youth Council provides a voice for young people in Hastings. We campaign on issues on behalf of young people such as improving the quality of PSHE in schools and increasing awareness of mental health.

The Youth Council is made up of 25 individuals with a management committee of 8 members (see our “Members” page for more details) who meet every Thursday to discuss issues that are important to young people in Hastings. We also use this time to plan events and campaigns related to these issues such as our mental health awareness initiative.



Hope - G aims to provide a voice for predominantly, but not exclusively, black and minority ethnic (BME) older people (50+) in East Sussex. We speak up about health, social care, economic and community issues that affect senior people from all BME and religious backgrounds. As Hope - G we have a voice for senior people to engage with statutory bodies and contribute to improvements in services.


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.


Old Hastings Preservation Society

In 1952 local residents were concerned that the historic character and fabric of Hastings Old Town was being lost by demolition and unsympathetic renovations. To secure a future for the Georgian Stables at the top of High Street and to keep a watchful eye on the historic environment the OHPS was formed.

We have two prime aims which are:

To promote the permanent preservation of buildings of beauty or historic interest and to foster an appreciation of the history of the town of Hastings and to preserve evidence of that history.


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.


Pilot Field Area Residents Association

Pilot Field Area Residents Association covers the area of Hastings from the Boss field, Elphinstone Road, up to the Ridge and from the Malvern Way end of Pilot Road 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 where appropriate. Keeping the Pilot Field and the Firs area for leisure use is also part of our remit.


Walden Pond Housing Co-operative Ltd

Walden Pond aims to provide its members with living, working and campaigning space, to nurture a creative spirit of collaboration and sharing, and to promote engagement with wider society.

In January 2001, Walden Pond bought a large Victorian house in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, and we settled into a much more stable and productive lifestyle! In 2002, the co-op bought a nearby flat to house more members.

2006 saw the completion of council –funded renovation work on our flat. Areas in which our members are active include anti-war activism, anti-roads campaigning, running a community centre, political art, Peace News Summer Camp, and activist training. We do not generally seek new members but we will gladly provide advice and support for anyone interested in learning about co-ops and thinking of setting up their own.


White Rock Trust

Midwife to the rescue of Hastings Pier, White Rock Trust now works to care for and improve the whole neighbourhood. The Trust is led by and for the benefit of local residents, businesses and other White Rock champions.


Women's Voice


Women’s Voice is a not-for-profit organisation run by women for women in Hastings & St Leonards that:

  • seeks to empower local women of all ages, cultures and abilities
  • brings women together to foster mutual respect and awareness;
  • promotes equal opportunities for all women