Police gift funds music and arts cafe

Police donation to The Lounge
Police donation to The Lounge

Eastbourne Police has donated £250 to The Lounge Music and Arts Cafe at St Elisabeth’s Church to fund facilities and activities for young people.

Nick Adlam, from the charity, said, “The Lounge opened in June as a cafe for young people to meet with their friends, show off their musical and artistic talents and generally to have a good time.

“It is a secular venue run by young people for young people and has a range of facilities and activities including space for band practice, open-mic nights, film nights and workshops for new skills.

“It is fantastic that Sussex Police has recognised the importance of this venue for the youth in the area.

“It is hoped that the donation will be put towards future events and activities.”

The Lounge runs on a membership basis and there are different levels depending on what facilities the young people would like.

It generally runs from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturdays but may open from 2pm for band practice, recordings and workshops.

Information for parents and prices can be found on the Membership and What’s On pages on their website www.thelounge.org.uk.

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.