idverde is committed to working as part of an active community to improve the green spaces throughout the Hastings and Rother area.  There are a number of Friends and Community groups in the area that work to improve the environment for residents.

Please contact us if you are a member of a group that is not yet featured.

 

Friends Groups

Friends of Alexandra Park

The Friends of Alexandra Park have worked on schemes such as: Bog Garden project, Green House Restoration group, potential grant application to re-design Rose Garden, fundraising for sand pit in lower park playground, tree labelling and tree walks leaflet. The Friends are partners for a Veolia £10k environmental improvement project for works in Shornden Meadow & Buckshole catchment ponds.

For more information on Alexandra Park click here

 

Friends of St. Leonards Gardens

The Friends hold the lease for South Lodge and open it to the public three days per week, offering guided walks and events, volunteer gardeners group, external funding bid for interpretation material for the Lodge/Gardens, project to improve building frontage, the Friends also provide welfare facilities for TLG staff.

For more information on St. Leonards Gardens click here

 

Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

http://www.friendsofhastingscountrypark.org/

The Friends run an events programme, and manage external funding bids for interpretation panels and other projects, conservation volunteer tasks, staffing of visitor/interpretive centre.

 

Friends of Church in the Wood and Robsack Wood

The Friends run volunteer conservation task days and help with site management.

 

Friends of Ponds Wood / Wishing Tree Woodland Group

The Friends run volunteer conservation task days and help with site management.

 

Friends of Summerfields Wood*

http://summerfieldswood.webs.com/

The Friends run volunteer conservation task days and help with site manageme

 

Friends of Old St. Helens Church

http://oldsthelenschurch.org.uk/

Run events and open days, whilst helping with site monitoring and supervision.

 

Friends of Egerton Park

Marcia Linden joymar@talktalk.net

 

Highwoods Preservation Society

highwoods@btinternet.com

 

Bexhill in Bloom

Sandy Melvin sandyapecs@beamingmail.com

 

Old Town Preservation Society Limited

8 High Street, Bexhill Old Town, TN40 2HA, 01424 732642

 Bexhill BMX Burners

Lynne and Ady Rumsey bexhillburners@live.co.uk

 

Sidley Wood Locals

Ricky Bollington fatrattie@gmail.com and Marc Moore marc@sourcebmx.com

 

Bexhill Bowls Liaison Group

Margaret Adcock margaretadcock@hotmail.com

 

Sports and Amenity Groups

Allotments Association

For more information on Hastings allotments click here

 

Bowls Association

For details of East Sussex Bowls clubs visit here

 

East Sussex Football League

http://www.esfl.org.uk/

 

Rother District Football Clubs:

  • Bexhill AAC
  • Bexhill Town Youth
  • Bexhill United Ladies
  • Bexhill United
  • Bexhill United Youth
  • Glenco
  • Little Common
  • Pebsham Sibex
  • Rye United

Rother District Cricket Clubs:

  • Bexhill CC
  • Brighton & Hove CC
  • Little Common Ramblers CC
  • Parkhurst CC
  • Rye CC
  • Sidley CC

Other Groups

Friary Gardeners / Parchment Trust (Old St. Helens Church)

http://www.parchment-trust.org.uk

The Parchment Trust is a gardening charity situated nearby that work with adults with learning disabilities.  They assist Friary Gardeners with grass cutting inside the church ruin and graveyard.

 

Autism Sussex (SACT)

http://www.autismsussex.org.uk/

SACT have a gardening group that assist with maintenance of Old Town sites (e.g. Swan Gardens, St. Clements closed churchyard, All Saints closed churchyard. This charity also runs a day centre in the old town for adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

 

Bohemia Walled Garden Association (* inside Summerfields Wood)

http://bohemiawga.weebly.com/

Lease walled garden in woods for food growing.

 

1066 Model Aeroplane Club (Bexhill Road Recreation Ground)

http://www.1066mfc.co.uk/

 

Hastings, Bexhill and District Freshwater Angling Association (Alexandra Park Buckshole Reservoir and Harmers Pond)

http://hastingsandbexhillangling.co.uk/

The club holds the lease for these waters and is responsible for selling day tickets & club membership, bailiffs, management for fish stock and management of banks/swims.

 

Clive Vale Angling Association (Clive Vale Reservoir, Harold Road)

http://www.clivevaleac.co.uk/

The club holds the lease for these waters and is responsible for selling day tickets & club membership, bailiffs, management for fish stock, and management of banks/swims.

 

Ore in Bloom (The Green, Old London Road + Highways areas in Ore Village

Ore in Bloom assist with grounds maintenance of The Green, maintaining hanging baskets/planter and they undertake enhancement of roadside verges via tree, bulb and meadow planting.

 

Alexandra Park Miniature Railway

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexandrapark-Miniature-Railway/235536436513563

The group holds the lease for the miniature railway, running train rides for the public every 1st & 3rd Sunday, they also maintain the area inside tracks and boundary fences.

 

Eat@

http://www.eathastings.co.uk/cafes/eat-the-park/

Eat@ run Alexandra Park Café and hold the commercial lease for all catering in the park (except major events). They run community events, manage the bandstand, provide an attendant for bowls and tennis in the park, and provide a venue for Friends meetings foc.

 

Wild Hastings – Blog

This blog documents the wildlife and biodiversity in Hastings and St Leonards

http://wildhastings.wordpress.com/

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