Get involved in your neighbourhood in Eastbourne

The information below outlines the ways to get involved in your community if you are an Eastbourne tenant. Lewes District Council tenants can find out more information on the Get involved in your neighbourhood page.

What is the Area Panel?

Area panels play an important role in shaping and developing the community, they are empowered to make decisions which affect the community and are made up of a group of local people, tenants and leaseholders who aim to improve the services that Homes First provide and the area you live in. Homes First staff provide support to the Panel.

All area panels meet along with Homes First Caseworkers on a monthly basis. They aim to enhance our area environmentally and your area panel is here to help all residents of Homes First with their problems or concerns. Residents' concerns are dealt with in complete confidence.

The Old Town Area Panel was formed in June 2006.  

Old Town Area Panel meetings:

  • When: Last Tuesday of the month, 6:15pm until 8:15pm.    
  • Where: JPK Palm Tea Rooms 39-41 Church Street Old Town  
  • Chair person: Cecile Slater     
 For all enquiries please email

Langney Area Panel has been up and running since November 2006. 

Langney Area Panel meetings:

  • When: Last Thursday of the month, 6pm till 8pm.
  • Where: Langney Village Hall, Etchingham Road, Langney (behind the Martello Pub).
  • Chair person: Candy Vaughan

For all enquiries please call 01323 764284 or by email to

 The Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees Area Panel was formed in January 2007 and has its own budget delegated through Eastbourne Homes.

Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees Area Panel meetings:

  • When: First Friday of each month, 10am till 12pm. 
  • Where: Hampden Park Community Centre, Brodrick Road.
  • Chair person: Andy Evans

For all enquiries please email

 Currently this group is not meeting but a representative can still be contacted on or