Hurst Rethink

Hurst Rethink

We are a group of locals who have joined forces to drive sustainable change in the villages of Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common. All of the group are volunteers and we have no political affiliations.

We have decided to focus our efforts on five main action areas: Biodiversity and Nature, Community, Green Consumer, Green Homes & Energy and Green Transport. Underpinning all of this will be work with the relevant local councils (Parish Council, Mid Sussex District Council, West Sussex County Council) and action groups as well as publicity and education in our community. Read more about us.

We currently meet once a month. Please join our mailing list for details of our next meeting.

The Hurst Rethink Big Debate: The Energy Crisis – how did we get here, where are we going and what can we do?

We are returning to this year’s Hurst Festival for our Big Debate in the back room of the New Inn at 7:30pm on Tuesday 27th September.

This year our debate is focussed on energy. The energy crisis is dominating headlines and looks set to impact our lives profoundly this coming winter and beyond. 

Join a panel of local energy experts to unpick how the energy crisis has unfolded, what’s going to happen in the short and medium term and what we can do to act.

What part do renewables play? Do we need to decentralise our energy system? How can local Co-operatives help? What can we do individually to reduce our consumption and bills? 

Come along for a fascinating evening and discussion. Tickets are free but you’ll need to book them in advance so we know how many people are coming.

Read more details.

Book your FREE ticket now.

Plant your Tree for the Queen’s Jubilee

Did you read our article in Hurst Life about planting a tree to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022? Read all about it here.

Our Action Areas:

If you’re interested in helping us, even if it’s for an hour or two a month, we’d love to hear from you.

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Due to fewer numbers signing up to the Big HurstJumble Trail Autumn 2022 we are changing the format of the event. The St Peter and St James Distribution Centre on Albourne Road, BN69ES, are open for selling October 2nd, only, from 10-2pm And have invited all signed up Jumblers from East and West of the Cuckfield Road to have a stall on their forecourt. Please email Emily directly at to take part. This should be a good day for all ! ... See MoreSee Less
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This is a great chance to come and find out more about the Community Orchard in Hurst Meadows 🙂Dates for your diary - Open Afternoon at the Heritage Apple Orchard. Martin Sadler will be in the Orchards on the below dates and would welcome any interested visitors. For more information please contact the Parish Office on 01273 833264 ... See MoreSee Less
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Learn About Sustainability

We highly recommend the What Planet Are We On Podcast’, available on BBC Sounds. Presenter Liz Bonnin delves into various issues, including our relationship with wildlife, agriculture, consumerism and economics. It’s a great way of gaining insight into the issues facing us all and how we can change for the better.

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