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COMMUNITY The One and Only Tom Fitzpatrick is Back: Ocean View, Pevensey Bay

LETTERS Christine Fenner and Jo Belcher: Support us and the pond and the village of Westham


Well done and a big thank you to Pevensey Parish Council for their decision to agree in principle a contribution towards a joint funding proposal currently under discussion by the joint working party chaired by Huw Merriman,MP aimed at helping the library open.

Bearing in mind the number of library members from the adjoining Parish in Westham that use Pevensey Bay Library, it would be great if Westham Parish Council at their Finance Committee meeting on Monday also showed support for the joint funding proposal.

Wealden District Council are also being asked to help fund the proposal because so many of their corporate aims about supporting communities are delivered by our library. By supporting the proposal the council would be able to bring their own services closer to residents in the Bay through staffed displays on private sector housing advice, community safety and of course local planning

Wealden’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee.is meeting on Monday to deliver their council’s response to the county council’s proposal to close libraries. Friends of Pevensey Bay LIbrary have made detailed representations to all members of this committee outlining not only our concerns over the county’s plans but also the case for Wealden District Council helping with some funding to keep our library open. We hope our own Councillor, Lin Clark who sits on this committee and who is also on the joint working party will encourage Wealden’s committee to support the joint funding proposal.

This committee which meets in the morning in Hailsham is open to the public although we will not be allowed to speak. Rest assured however, FPBL will attend this committee and report back to our supporters on the discussion and any decision that is made as part of the regular updates that we send out.

It would be great if everybody reading this letter visited our website at www.friendsofpevenseybaylibrary.org. where there is an opportunity to keep up with our campaign to keep Pevensey Bay Library open, and fill in our online survey on the issues that the county has left out of theirs.. The next meeting of FPBL will be on Dec 1st at 7:00pm in the Baptist Church when we will be preparing for a friendly protest outside the library on the folllowing day – Sat 2nd December at 10:30am. Hope to see lots of you there!

Kind regards

Margaret Martin
Friend of Pevensey Bay LIbrary