A local car dealership is sponsoring the Hastings mayoral car, providing the vehicle free of charge and saving the council money.
Hastings car dealership the Birchwood Group offered the Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Bruce Dowling, a new Kia Carens to replace the existing car, which is over three years old. Cllr Dowling says Hastings Borough Council are having to look at all of their costs very carefully and every penny counts. He said: “This car will be seen widely not just around Hastings but further afield. Not only will I be driving it but other colleagues will too. Although it has a standard number plate now, we are in the process of transferring our distinctive DY1066 registration to it, so we will be even more recognisable!”
Group Operations Director of Birchwood Group Pete Parker said :”We were honoured to be given the opportunity of supplying the Mayor’s official car. We have been actively working with the Council on a number of initiatives.
“We are sure the Mayor will be delighted with the Kia Carens, it combines stylish design with economy and practicality.”