Meads ward councillors have boosted community projects to the tune of £3,825, thanks to the devolved budget.
Councillors Robert Smart, Barry Taylor and Kathy Ballard were asked to award £425 for two new signs to be placed outside Beachy Head Countryside & Visitor Centre. The previous signs were in a poor state and needed replacing.
The councillors also granted £300 to Community Stuff, a not for profit organisation which is helping the Foodbank to provide a free cook book to users. The number of people turning to the Foodbank is increasing and it is hoped that the book will include tips on how to be economical and advice on nutrition.
The Little Chelsea Traders Association requested £1,930 to pay for heavy duty bunting in Grove Road and South Street. Traders have been affected by the town centre improvement works and asked for help to promote the area to increase footfall.
Finally, the Friends of Meads Parks and Gardens applied for £1,170 to purchase a notice board to be installed in Helen Gardens. The Friends is a thriving voluntary group which aims to enhance the four key parks and gardens in the Meads area. Members are keen to promote the group’s growing activities and would like to increase attendance at events.
Councillor Smart said: “Meads is a wonderful community and we were delighted to be able to help all these very worthy projects through the devolved budget.
“In addition 5 planters provided earlier out of the devolved budget have just been planted in Meads Street.”
The photograph shows Terrie Rintoul, Chair of the Friends of Meads Parks and Gardens with Councillor Robert Smart.