Press Releases: week beginning 17 February 2014
Looking to help your community? Grant-ed!
Hastings Borough Council is looking for volunteers to sit on its grants advisory panel. This gives advice to the council's charity committee on how surplus income from the Foreshore Trust should be distributed.
Cllr John Hodges, who chairs the charity committee, explained:
"As a charity, the Foreshore Trust wants to help the local community, and giving grants to local groups is one way we can do this.
"We are looking for three more volunteers to join our existing panel of five members. The panel meets around four times a year, and other meetings may be called. We are particularly looking for people with a knowledge of the local voluntary and charitable sector.
"Anyone interested should contact our chief legal officer Chris Barkshire-Jones on 01424 451751 or email email@example.com"
Improvements made in a roundabout way...
Contractors have started work to improve the damaged roundabout on Hastings seafront.
Cllr Emily Westley, lead member for amenities explained:
"Unfortunately this roundabout, although innovative when built with its distinctive wall, has suffered over the years, and regularly gets hit by vehicles. It now looks shabby, and really does spoil the seafront.
"So our contractors are removing the damaged wall, and smartening up the roundabout; later, we hope to refurbish the fountain in its middle.
"Our contractors have made a really good start, the old wall was removed in less than a day, and all of the building and landscaping work should be finished within the next few days. In the meantime, I do apologise for any disruption caused to traffic using the seafront while the work is being completed."