Plans for a church in industrial unit in Hailsham

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A project to create a new church and community facility in an industrial unit on Ropemaker Park, Hailsham, has received a funding boost from The Veolia Environmental Trust.

The Hailsham Frontiers Charitable Trust has been awarded a grant of £35,000 through the Landfill Communities Fund which will see the creation of a large multi-purpose hall, meeting rooms, and toilets for disabled users.

Now that the grant has been awarded, Veolia’s project manager will work with the Hailsham Frontiers Charitable Trust so that work can start as soon as possible.

Speaking about the awarding of the funding, senior leader of the Hailsham Frontiers Charitable Trust, Andrew Johnston, said the grant was very welcome and he hoped people of all ages would benefit from the project.

He said: “This is great news for our project.

“The grant is very welcome and we look forward to working with the Trust team to ensure our plans become real and benefit people of all ages and backgrounds from Hailsham.”

Wealden MP, Charles Hendry, has expressed his delight that the project, has received the funding boost.

He said: “I was delighted to learn that Hailsham has been awarded this money to support its local community and create a new space that will be beneficial to both young and old people alike.

“I look forward to visiting this building once the project has been completed, and seeing what opportunities it has to offer the Hailsham.”