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Ward councillors champion projects to improve local communities

Ward councillors have funded £4,250 across three local projects in the latest round of devolved budget awards.

In St Anthony’s ward, councillors David Tutt, Gill Mattock and Dean Sabri have granted £2,750 towards renovating the Grade II* listed Langney Priory to become a new community resource that will provide training for local people, space for small business start-ups, a meeting venue for community groups and a coffee shop. Langney Priory is understood to be the oldest building in Eastbourne dating back to the 11th century.

Councillors in Devonshire Ward have paid £1,000 for new disabled toilets at Eastbourne Sea Cadets headquarters in Royal Parade. Councillors Margaret Bannister, Steve Holt and Steve Wallis agreed to help after being approached by cadets.

In Ratton Ward, councillors Colin Belsey, Tony Freebody and Colin Murdoch have put forward £500 from the devolved budget for two trees to be planted at the Claxton Close and Pocock’s Road intersection to improve the environment there.

Devolved budget money is set aside to help community projects. Please contact your local ward councillor if you would like to apply for funding.

Published on 19 February, 2019