Ore Ward report (January 2017)
Happy New Year to all our readers.
2016 was a very eventful year and not always in a positive way, let’s hope 2017 brings positive improvements to all our lives.
Ore Health Walks
After a Christmas/New Year break, these popular walks resume on 7th January setting off from the Ore Community Centre at 10:30 every Saturday except Bank Holiday weekends. Since they started a couple of years ago, many local residents have joined in including a group of regulars. The walks not only provide healthy exercise but have also enabled people to make new friends. They follow many different routes taking in parts of the Country Park when conditions allow.
This year for the first time, local residents will be treading the boards in our own pantomime under the auspices of Big Local North East Hastings in association with Lantern Tree Theatre Group. Cindorella is described as “a traditional family pantomime with a local twist; fun and laughter are guaranteed”. It will be performed daily from 26th-29th January at the Ore Community Centre. Tickets are free for people who live in the Big Local area and can be obtained from Jan Papworth 01424-723775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Big Local Facebook page. The Sunday matinee has already sold out and there aren’t many tickets left for the other shows.
December Full Council
The December meeting of the Full Council was one of the longest in memory – 3½ hours. There were 5 motions on the agenda. Michael proposed the first calling on the Government to drop its plans to prevent local authorities from running their own bus services. This was agreed unanimously. Others supported the recent Hastings Business Improvement District which has been established by Town Centre businesses to raise funds to improve the retail offer; those with mental illness; expressed concerns about the Government’s NHS Sustainability & Transformation Plans and finally whether a portrait of the Queen should hang in the new Council Chamber. Decisions taken at the November and December Cabinet meetings were also discussed. Should you be at a loss for something to do, you can watch it all online. The agenda and minutes (including the link to the online recording) can be found here.
We listen to the concerns of local residents and traders at 18:15 on the first Thursday of each month. Why not come and join us to listen or raise your concerns?
All meetings will be at the
Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road. Details can be found here.