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Jess Steele

Project Coordinator, Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust in Hastings United Kingdom

Jess has 25 years’ experience as a local community activist and entrepreneur in Deptford and Hastings, establishing diverse community enterprises including publishing, childcare, finance and property, alongside working at national level for government, funders and membership organisations.

Building on her experience of saving Hastings Pier, Jess specialises in coaching local groups across England to rescue precious but challenging buildings. She was awarded an OBE in 2016 for services to community assets in the UK, and is currently studying for a PhD.

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Self Renovating Neighbourhoods

BY JESS STEELE
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Independent community activist and entrepreneur Jess Steele played a key part in saving Hastings Pier from dereliction. She shares her convictions in collective DIY action to improve neighbourhoods with and for local people.

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PAST VOL 7

Bexhill-on-Sea @ De La Warr Pavilion
Jun 15, 2017