Volunteers Needed

Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council now intends to look into keeping the building for community use and a new community library. The building was designated recently as a community asset after the Parish Council took the precaution of applying to the District Council.
There is a cost to running a Community Library and the community needs to come together if this is to be achieved. The Parish Council feel that the only way that this service may be continued is by volunteers forming a community group to run the library service.
Cllr John Pritchett said “The Council and the Action Group has been very active in trying to save Willingdon library and thanks are due to all those who have worked with the Council to try to retain this important asset. This is the only public building in Lower Willingdon – the facility must not be lost.
It is over 80 years ago that Willingdon was promised a community hall and we will now be negotiating with the County Council to see what we can achieve. The County Council say they will consider a viable proposal and we would be very pleased to hear from any local resident who would like to work with us to help keep a library service in Willingdon.”
If you think you may be able to help please contact Stephen Keogh, Parish Clerk, Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council, The Council Office, The Triangle, Willingdon, Eastbourne BN20 9PJ or parishclerkwjpc@btconnect.com as soon as possible
Note for Editors
The Parish Council website is www.willingdonandjevington.org.uk
Contacts for further information:
Cllr John Pritchett BEM Chairman of the Parish Council Tel no 01323 – 485415
Stephen Keogh, Parish Clerk Tel No 01323 – 480603