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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 are made up of local residents who meet on a monthly basis to discuss housing issues with the aim of improving the services that Homes First provide to the area you live in. They also play an important role in shaping and developing the area by allocating a community improvement budget to fund projects, enhance the local environment, and by running community events such as Christmas Fayres.  The area panels can also help residents of Homes First with their problems or concerns in complete confidence.

The area panels are always looking for new members so if you would like to know more, please contact tenant.involvement@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk.

The Old Town Area Panel was formed in June 2006.  

Old Town Area Panel meetings:

Due to the retirement of key members, the Old Town area panel has stopped meeting whilst recruitment of new members is completed. Their community funding allocation is currently being managed by the other panels. 

  • Chair person: vacant 
For all enquiries please email: tenant.involvement@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk 

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

Langney Area Panel meetings (outside of lockdown)

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

For all enquiries please email: tenant.involvement@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk 

 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: (outside of lockdown)

  • 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: tenant.involvement@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk 

The Central and Archery Area Panel was formed in January 2007 and has its own budget delegated through Eastbourne Homes.

Central and Archery Area Panel meetings: (outside of lockdown)

  • When: last Tuesday of every month – 1 to 3pm
  • Where: New Derby House, 506 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN23 6NP
  • Chair: Terry Smart

For all enquiries please email: tenant.involvement@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk