What is Nextdoor Nature?
Imagine a green space in your neighbourhood to sit and listen to birds, or enjoy colourful wildflowers, humming with bees and butterflies. Picture sharing locally-grown food in a community garden, or doing some fun nature activities with neighbours or family.
Experiencing nature on our doorsteps is good for our physical and mental health and helps us better connect with each other.
Nextdoor Nature is bringing communities together to help nature flourish where they live and work! Thanks to £5 million funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nextdoor Nature will provide people with the advice and support they need to help nature on their doorstep.
These mini-projects across the UK will leave a lasting natural legacy to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Want to get involved?
Would your community like to make space for nature and people, or start a project to connect better with nature and each other?
Nextdoor Nature supports Hastings communities who want to take action for nature where they live or work. Mainly in specific neighbourhoods in Tressell and Baird (Broomgrove), Hollington, Wishing Tree, Central St Leonards and Gensing, and Castle (central Hastings) wards.
We'd love to hear from you if you live or work in one of these wards. Tell us about your idea and we’ll see how we can help!
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”
Margaret J. Wheatley
Who can I talk to?
To tell us about your idea, or to find out more about Nextdoor Nature, you can also get in touch with Sarah directly:
Email a message and any ideas you may have for your local area to:
Call, text or WhatsApp Sarah on: 07485 906004 or message via Facebook
Can't wait to get started?
We’ve got plenty of ideas that everyone can get on with, right away. And for a more beautiful, wildlife-friendly street, why not share some ideas with your neighbours too?
- Visit the Nextdoor Nature Hub, to help you help nature in your neighbourhood
- Take a look at the Nature Street information pack.
How to help Hedgehogs
Make your garden or outside-space as hedgehog-friendly as possible.
How to build a bug tower
Bug towers are grand mini-beast hotels where invertebrates can shelter and lay their eggs.
How to feed the birds
There are many ways to feed birds, and you should go for whatever fits your space best.