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How about volunteering?

Volunteer posterWe’re always looking for local people with various indoor/outdoor skills and help;
Join us on our journey to create a green protected asset.
Most important is: commitment, willing to learn & active involvement in
the committee.
Contact us to express an interest and we can meet informally to explain more.

Call or text Tania on: 07710-068853

Quote from a new trustee:
‘It’s been wonderful to appreciate our saved woodland, learning more about nature, our beautiful trees and valley. Lovely people…..loving it’

You might like to display the above poster which you can download here.

Coming Events

Speckled Wood Celebration Day

This is a day of fun and adventure for all the family in Speckled Wood. It will be held on Saturday 25th June from 11am to 3pm. It will be held around the green next the Salvation Army hall and in the woods themselves. It is a free event.
There will be Art Workshops, Story Telling, Wood Crafts, Forestry Workshops and more. All ages are welcome. Please bring a picnic and make it a fun family day in the (hopefully) sunshine!
Radiator Arts and In2Play are hosting the event, and local storyteller Ed Boxall will weave his magic and enchant children of all ages! Big Local North East Hastings and Hastings Lions Club have funded this to make the day possible.



Ore Community Land Trust – Annual General Meeting

The AGM for 2016 has been arranged for Saturday 23rd July starting at 10am and finishing by 1pm. It will be held at the Salvation Army Hall, 414 Old London Road, Ore.
AGM 2015Please put the date in your diary. The AGM will be a very important meeting as this will be the first one since the wood was declared protected open greenspace, following the Inspector’s decision last year. There will be a short meeting, followed by updates and news, and a chance to celebrate some more!
The AGM is a public meeting and local residents, supporters and others are welcome to attend to hear about our work and our plans for 2016 and beyond. It is a good opportunity to renew your membership for 2016/2017 and for new members to join. Download Membership Application form

Bulletin March 2016

Funding for design work on the Speckled Wood section of the Ore Valley Greenway

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £10,000 from the NE Hastings Big Local fund to cover the survey, engineering assessment and overall design work for the section of the Greenway – walking, cycling and disabled access route – that would run from Frederick Road up to Victoria Avenue.

In addition the grant will cover a community consultation exercise for all other sections of the planned Ore Valley Greenway network from Ore Station to the Ridge.

We hope that this design project will be completed by early summer.

The Speckled Wood Greenway design report and construction costing will enable Ore CLT and the Hastings Greenway Group to argue for East Sussex CC to include this route in the funding allocation for the Hastings Walking & Cycling Network.

Contact with Speckled Wood land owners

We have made a start on our plan to acquire land in Speckled Wood. Before Xmas a letter was sent, via Hastings Borough Council, to all landowners to offer to meet with them and explain our aims – to create a community woodland and develop projects such as the Greenway and the Village Green.

We have now met with a trustee for a large plot of land which will be needed for the Greenway route and he was positive about our aims and agreed to discuss land purchase later in the year.

Ore CLT involvement in a new Project in the Lower Ore Valley

We were invited to join a project group, led by Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust, which is proposing a community self build housing and workspace project for the Old Power Station site in the Lower Ore Valley. The aim is to use a radical approach to involve local people to plan and construct the buildings and also to install the section of Greenway route from Ore Station to Broomgrove Road.

Volunteer team working in Speckled Wood

A small group of volunteers has been working in Speckled Wood over the last few months to repair steps, rebuild bridges and improve the footpaths through Speckled Wood. They meet on Fridays at 10am, weather permitting.

If you would like to assist please contact Derek – tel: 432292

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