Working Together

We work with many organisations to deliver local projects to the Heart of Sidley.

All Saints Church and Church Hall

All Saints Lane, Sidley, Church of England, Everyone is welcome. Any queries contact Fr Michael, frmichaelbailey@gmail.com, 01424 257743.

The Heart of Sidley have hired the church hall for the older persons lunches on Wednesday’s and various groups such as the Scouts, Brownies currently have their sessions here throughout the week.

Facebook: @allsaintssidley

All Saints CE Primary School

All Saints Lane, Sidley, Church of England Primary School. Contact office@allsaints-bex.e-sussex.sch.uk

We work closely with the school to deliver projects for local families. We have donated activity packs, Christmas gifts and much more, including funding for ‘Cooper’s Corner’, an enclosed multi use all weather outdoor classroom and play area. We also have our Heart of Sidley AGM in the school hall.

www.allsaintsbexhill.org Facebook: @allsaintsbexhill

Bexhill Caring Community - Dial a ride service

The Heart of Sidley funds FREE Dial-A-Ride service for those who live in the Heart of Sidley. Dial a ride is a door to door transport service using an adapted vehicle which provides easy access for passengers including wheelchair users.

Anyone living in the Bexhill area, regardless of age, with any type of disability that makes it difficult or impossible to use public transport can use this service.

Residents in the Heart of Sidley can access this for FREE, so they can go to medical appointments or simply stay in touch with friends and family.

Call 01424 215116 at least 48 hours before you require the service. Bookings are taken between 8:30am and 3:00pm on Monday to Friday. Outside office hours an answerphone is in operation. Dial-A-Ride will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Bexhill Caring Community also offer a multitude of services for the elderly, housebound and lonely of all ages, including volunteers for shopping, visiting, sitting and a home library service, plus equipment hire and form filling.

www.bexhillcaringcommunity.org

Bexhill Lions

We work closely with Bexhill Lions throughout the year. They generously donate gifts towards the summer fun day and winter event, as well as help towards marshalling at events and running stalls.

www.bexhill-lions.org.uk

Boom Active

We fund after-school activities at Sidley Recreation ground and Freedom Church, Term time only. We have funded holiday club sessions for 5-11-year-olds locally throughout the Easter and summer holidays. Holiday club sessions are limited, Heart of Sidley residents only.

Contact Boom Active for more details info@boomactive.co.uk

CAP- Christains Against Poverty

Vouchers - Each year Heart of Sidley supports CAP with food vouchers to spend at local shops, for the wonderful hampers they make up for their clients at Christmas.

Debt coach - Through our 2020 community grant scheme we have funded an additional Debt Coach for CAP.

CAP run a course on managing money in support of their CAP Debt Centre. This will mean that anyone who struggles to keep on top of their personal finances will be able to learn how to balance their budget, stop relying on credit and begin saving for the unexpected.  To book your place on the CAP Money Course contact Rob at rob.thomas2806@gmail.com or call 07759 274173.

DISC- Dementia information and support courses

Do you support someone living with dementia, if you do and would like to meet others in the same situation for support, information and a smile then join in their online sessions (or when it’s allowed again, you can go along to The Orangery 4th Tuesday of the month, 10.30am -12.30pm).

More information contact Emma 07591 250988 or Louise 07591 251005 admin@discdementiasupport.org

www.discdementiasupport.org

Freedom Church

Claremont Road, Sidley, Pastor Guy Partridge, Paster Darren Cooke. Formally named Sidley Baptist Church.

Several Heart of Sidley sessions take place at Freedom Church including Boom Active sessions in the autumn and winter.

They run a Hi- 5 after school club once a week for children and young people.

Contact Angie, office@freedomchurchbexhill.com or call 01424 223217.

www.freedomchurchbexhill.com

Facebook: @FreedomChurchBexhill

Glenleigh Park Academy

We work with the school to deliver projects for local families. We have donated activity packs, Christmas gifts for the children.

Contact : 01424 213611, GLPAoffice@auroraacademies.org

Primary school and nursery - Children aged 2- 11 years old.

www.glenleighparkprimaryacademy.org

Hastings Rother Credit Union (HRCU)

We have funded HRCU to deliver a debt support project in Heart of Sidley area to enable residents to gain access to advice and apply for small loans of up to £300. If you find that you are struggling with debt or would like to open an account, please get in contact (01424) 202651.

Credit Unions serve the local community. They are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members. All HRCU members live and/or work in Hastings Borough or Rother District or provide services to those who do.

www.hrcu.org.uk

Optivo Employment Support

We teamed up with Optivo Employment Support to deliver FREE online training with the added bonus of getting a FREE Amazon Fire tablet.

During March 2021, 50 Heart of Sidley residents received a FREE tablet.

The training continues to be available for anyone, which means residents are able to take advantage of the scheme and gain learning.

The training topic areas are :-Customer Service / Retail / Business,Health & Safety, Child Care / Child Safety,Health & Social Care.

If you’re interested in accessing free training, complete the form  https://tinyurl.com/hos21training

Sidley 1st Brownies

Tuesday evenings, sessions currently take place at All Saints Church Hall, Contact Gwen for more details.

www.1stsidleybrownies.weebly.com

Sidley 1st Scout group

Beavers aged 6-8 years, Cubs 8-10.5 years and scouts 10.5 -14 years. Contact Jill Wood for more details 07840 142727.

www.senlacscouts.org.uk/scout-groups/1st-sidley

 

The Pelham

Coffee lounge, community hub.

The Heart of Sidley and The Pelham worked closely together January to April 2021 on the Heat&Eat Bexhill project.  £65,000 was funded by East Sussex County Council as part of the Covid winter Grant Scheme, aimed to give those that have been affected financially by Covid19, in Sidley and Bexhill Central, financial support towards food and fuel bills.

www.thepelham.co.uk

Facebook: @thepelhambexhill

The New Inn Pub

The pub is in the Heart of Sidley.  Sarah and her team regularly support us and they’ve hosted many popular activities for the Heart of Sidley, including in the past the older persons lunch, before it moved to All Saints church hall. The pub has also been the venue for a newly formed community choir, which was funded by the Heart of Sidley.

Christmas is always a special occasion in Sidley and our Heart of Sidley Christmas Tree is proudly displayed on the green outside the pub with festive lights. (Sidley Street)

Facebook: @thenewinnsidley

Rother District Council

The local authority for Rother is Rother District Council. www.rother.gov.uk

The local councillors for Sidley are: 

Councillor Sam Coleman
Email: cllr.sam.coleman@rother.gov.uk
Mobile: 07975789540

Councillor Jim Carroll
Email: cllr.jim.carroll@rother.gov.uk
Phone: 01424 893132