Eastbourne projects benefit from council's Devolved Budget scheme

Councillors have approved thousands of pounds in grants to projects across the town through Eastbourne Borough Council's Devolved Budget scheme.

Schemes being supported in Upperton include £700 towards redecorating the inside of The Hermitage in Manor Gardens, £500 to plant two trees in Kings Drive, just over £540 towards new fencing around a children’s allotment run by community interest company Blackberry Buzzard at Gorringe Road and a further £200 for a replacement cover for a poly tunnel there. 

In Langney, councillors have agreed £750 towards a community garden at Shinewater Community Hub and £750 for the YMCA to run activities that promote positive mental wellbeing among young people in the Shinewater area. 

Meanwhile, St Anthony’s councillors have given £1,000 to Plastic Free Eastbourne for a water refill station.

The charity You Raise Me Up, which supports bereaved families, has benefitted from a £500 boost from Hampden Park councillors.

In Devonshire ward, councillors have awarded £1,000 for new equipment to support outreach work at All Souls Church in Susans Road; £1,000 to Plastic Free Eastbourne for a water refill station in Princes Park and £500 towards maintenance of the Renee White Community Garden, a green space between Dursley Road and Winchcombe Road.

Meads councillors have donated £1,000 to investigate acquiring a long lease of St Johns Church Hall through a community interest company as the ward does not have a community hall.

Published on March 1, 2023.