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.