Would you like to have a say in the way the Foreshore Trusts spends its surplus income by determining which local groups and causes deserve support?
The Foreshore Trust owns all the land along the foreshore from Bulverhythe to Rock a Nore and Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is the trustee. Now the council wants to find volunteers to sit on its Grants Advisory Panel which gives advice to the the Foreshore Trust on how surplus income should be distributed.
Councillor Sue Beaney, who chairs the charity committee, explained: “As a charity, the Foreshore Trust wants to help the local community, and giving grants to local groups is one way we can do this.
“We are looking for more volunteers to join our existing panel. The panel meets around four times a year, and other meetings may be called as and when necessary. We are particularly looking for people with knowledge of the local voluntary and charitable sector.”
According to the Hastings Borough Council website Ms Beaney is one of three councillors who administer the trust, the others being Councillors Andy Batsford and Judy Rogers.
Anyone interested should contact the council’s chief legal officer Chris Barkshire-Jones on Hastings (01424) 451731 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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