Hampden Park Hall has been given a £3,000 facelift – thanks to local councillors.
The council members ploughed cash in to refurbishing the interior of the Hampden Park Community Association building in Brodrick Road.
The hall needed a complete refurbishment and councillors Pat Hearn, Mike Thompson and Jim Murray approved the donation to help fund the desperately needed updating of the kitchen and toilets.
The building, more than 100 years old, houses a large hall and a number of smaller function rooms. The council is responsible for maintaining the outside of the building but the inside running costs are the responsibility of the Hampden Park Community Association, made up entirely of local people.
Association treasurer and trustee, Mike Stones, said, “The Eastbourne Homes-run area panel in Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees will be assisting us with further stages of development in the new year.”
The councillors also agreed to donate to other community causes including £1,000 to help the Shaftesbury Centre to go mobile and deliver community support to local residents, £1,030 to help raise cultural awareness in local schools and £700 towards a community garden at the East Sussex Disability Association’s Centre for Independent Living. They also donated money to Willingdon Trees Community Games and £300 to replace a seat in Pigs Lane, Shinewater Park.