Mayor calls for shelter idea to become a reality

FOLLOWING on from my recent Charity Sleepout and Annemarie Field’s report and the opinion in the Herald calling for a night shelter, I am aware there is a lot of work going on in this field by the churches.

But perhaps it is time we all got together round a table and decided on a future for Eastbourne’s homeless.

I would like to host a meeting in the Mayor’s Parlour to get us all together to achieve the important aim of getting a night shelter.

Let’s get round the table with different agencies in the town to ensure that by next winter we have a cohesive group working to achieve a night shelter in safe, secure and warm surroundings.

Perhaps it is everybody’s responsibility to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Mayor Carolyn Heaps, Eastbourne Town Hall.