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Blue Heart News Archive

Flooded high street

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Support for homes and businesses damaged by Storm Henk

This time, the Blue Heart area was relatively lucky and didn’t experience significant damage caused by the recent Storm Henk....

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The Flood Re story

It might feel like we’ve seen a lot of rain in the past year, but in 2007 the UK experienced...

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Apply to our Community Fund now!

The application window for Blue Heart Community Fund grants of £501-£5,000 is (drum-roll please…..) open! You’ve got until the end...

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Illustration of a bridge fitted with a water level sensor, which hangs off the bridge and over a river. In the foreground, a family walk their dog. The dad has a child on his shoulders.

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Watching the water

If you see people in hi-vis jackets in nearby waterways or leaning over bridges, it could be the team fitting...

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Children crouching down to do an activity building clay defences for wooden houses.

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SuDS in Schools engagement

Back to School It was back to school(s) recently for our SuDS in Schools programme. We delivered outdoor learning activities...

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Business Partnership Fund from Southern Water

Has your business got a great idea to save water but not the funds to make it happen? Water is...

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Lawn covered in buttercup flowers.

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The nature cure

How time outdoors transforms our memory, imagination and logic Without engaging with natural environments, our brains cease to work well....

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Illustration of a small house with a water butt, and a person filling a watering can from the water butt tap.

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Harnessing the rain with water butts

Households in a trial area of Eastbourne at high risk of surface water flooding are being offered slow-release water butts...

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A bridge crossing a stream in a park

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Water Sounds and Stories at Hampden Park

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FREE family workshop exploring water stories and sounds. We recently visited Hampden Park and invited families to create original stories,...

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Modelling and Adapting

Blue Heart project partners swapped their usual places of work – from flooded ditches, spare bedrooms or open offices –...

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Logos for Family Fun Gatherers and the Pevensey and Westham Forest Garden. Community Fund Update

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Community Fund update

We are delighted to support two new organisations with small grants from our Community Fund. Read our latest updates here....

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Man in winter outdoor clothes, hood up, holding a film camera.

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Wild Isles: water and Sussex

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The latest BBC programme narrated by David Attenborough, Wild Isles, looked at the dramatic beauty of nature here in Britain...

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Blue Heart Community Fund recipients 2023

We’re delighted to announce our successful Community Fund recipients! Individuals and groups (both formal and informal) across Eastbourne and southern...

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SuDs in Schools funding awarded to Blue Heart

We have secured funding from the Department for Education to construct Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDs) in schools. These collect...

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Eastbourne Spring Water Festival 2023

The festival, held by Plastic Free Eastbourne, was held 12-21 May all over the town. It featured indoor and outdoor events,...

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