The resident-led Partnership, which manages the Big Local programme of events and projects in our area, was elected by members of the North East Hastings Big Local Group attending their first annual general meeting on 12th December 2013 at The Bridge Community Centre.
The current members of the resident-led Partnership are: Ron Bennett (Chair), Cllr Tania Charman, Jackie Gaunt, Graham Hodgson, Aubrey Ingleton, Mags Pawson, Claire Power, Becky Sargent, Pat Simnet, Suzy Strachan, Richard Street, Alan Turner and Nadine West.
For more information click on the About Big Local tab above and then on the Big Local Group and Resident-led Partnership tabs.
Until December 2013, Big Local North East Hastings was run by an Interim Steering Group comprised of twelve representatives drawn from local community organisations and community centres, the majority of whom were also resident in our Big Local area; ward councillors; representatives from the two major social housing associations in the area; two officials from Hastings Borough Council’s regeneration team; and the local representative for UnLtd’s Start People programme.
The steering group appointed Orbit Housing Association to be its Local Trusted Organisation to hold the funds and enter into agreements on its behalf.
The Interim Steering Group commissioned a team of people to raise awareness of the Big Local in North East Hastings. Over 12 weeks from May to August 2013, they gathered views from local residents and other stakeholders about how the Big Local funding should be spent, and compiled a report to the Interim Steering Group.
This "Getting Started" team was led by Hastings Voluntary Action, and the core members consisted of: Barry Cooper, Jodie Cornford, Steve Manwaring, Peter Thorpe and Nick Wates.