AmicusHorizon, Chair, Lord Charles Falconer visited Hastings and St Leonards for a tour of a local development schemes and community improvement projects.
Lord Falconer was joined by local MP Amber Rudd, leader of Hastings Borough Council Jeremy Birch and leader of East Sussex County Council Keith Glazier.
Starting with an official opening of AmicusHorizon’s new Hastings office, Cornwallis House, Lord Falconer the the visted three sites in
St Leonards to look at improvements being made as part of the Coastal Space, a regeneration investment project to improve the quality of housing in
the neighbourhood renewal area of central St Leonards. AmicusHorizon and Hastings Borough Council are investing £6.2 million to deliver quality homes for local people. The project also includes community development initiatives delivering training and employment opportunities for local residents.
Lord Falconer met with St Leonards Charmaine Isaacs, 21, and Ashley McCann, 21, who have been housed in a an AmicusHorizon flat in Carisbrooke Road.
Ashley said: “We enjoy showing people round because we’re so pleased with our new home, it’s made a huge difference for us.
Cllr Jeremy Birch, leader Hastings Borough Council said: “Lord Falconer has been a very good friend to Hastings over the years and I was very pleased to accompany him round the great work being done in Central St Leonards. The Coastal Space project is both a housing and a social improvement project -better living conditions, more residents in work living in the Seven Streets area and encouraging them to get involved in community life. I am glad he was impressed with the work so far.”