Hastings Community Network


What does HCN do?


Hastings Community Network brings together voluntary and community groups as a huge Board and elects key representatives to speak on behalf of groups at strategic partnerships. There are currently 149 HCN board members representing 93 member organisations.It also provides 4 event meetings a year in which Board members can bring issues forward to the representatives. Essentially HCN provides  a formal voice for the sector in Hastings.  HCN also feeds into the County wide VCS representational structure, SpeakUp.  

As long as you are an HVA member , you can join HCN, or renew your membership.  

There are eight elected representatives and four automatic places allocated to representatives of  the four geographical (neighbourhood) forums, making 12 places in total which form the Executive Group of HCN.

April 2014 saw the election of a new HCN Executive Committee, who will hold office until 2016, when another election will take place.



Membership is free and is open to all voluntary and community organisations working for the benefit of the residents in Hastings and St Leonards.  The only criteria is that groups MUST be a member of Hastings Voluntary Action.  We ask that each group joining provide us with up to two names of people who will be the main contact for HCN communication and will act as representatives for their group.


To join HCN or renew your membership Don't forget - your organisation must be an HVA member before you can join HCN or renew your HCN membership. If you have any questions contact Carolyn Jackson: carolyn@hvauk.org.

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