We formed our Community group in October 2021 following the success of the COVID -19 Neighbourhood group that was launched and run by Prue Heron. This group got locals to look out for and support each other during the pandemic and we want to carry on this spirit of caring.
The aim of the Hurst Rethink Community group is to strengthen our community bonds through a series of events which encourage neighbours to come together in shared experiences, to get to know each other better, to have fun and also be more sustainable.
Ideas for events include a Jumble Trail (a cross between a garage sale and jumble sale!), street parties, plant and seed swaps, welcome events for new residents, games sessions where young and old come together, and a human library where instead of borrowing a book, you borrow a person to tell you their story. If you have any ideas for events, please get in touch.
Big Hurst Jumble Trail
Take part in our village wide Jumble Trail on Sunday 10th April 2022 from 10am – 2pm. It’s a chance to get rid of things you don’t want and mingle with the community. There are no rules, you can give stuff away for free or charge a small amount. You can also provide refreshments. Or you can wander around the village and look for bargains. Encourage everyone you know to take part and enjoy our first community day this year.
Check out the latest updates on the Big Hurst Jumble Trail facebook page.
Hurst Rethink Community Doorstep Carols
Our first event was the Hurst Rethink Community Doorstep Carols on Wednesday 15th December 2021. This was part of a nationwide initiative to come out onto the street, sing carols with our neighbours and spread a bit of festive cheer.
The carols were broadcast over BBC Sussex Radio from 6-7 pm on Wednesday 15th December (same across BBC local radio stations throughout the UK) so it’s a simple case of tuning in on a mobile phone or other device and attaching a speaker to share the carols with your neighbour group. Then sing your heart out!
We’ve set up a Facebook group for everyone who is interested in taking part. Please join it to find out the latest news.