Council puts money where mouth is for the hard of hearing


Councillors hope a cash donation toward a Polegate facility will prove their commitment to the town hall.

Polegate Town Council has put its money where its mouth is by contributing £1,000 from the Grant Budget towards the cost of installing a hearing loop at Polegate Community Centre (PCC)

The PCC association members have been wanting to install the system for the hard of hearing for a considerable time.

But when other urgent and necessary works have always cropped up the scheme was postponed - now, however, the work can proceed.

President of the Community Centre Association, Mr Jim Dobell, said the organisation was very pleased and grateful for the money.

He said: “The PCC is very grateful to the council for the donation.

“Having the money will hereby allow the facility to be installed, which will make a huge difference to those with a hearing impairment disability.”

The cheque was presented to the association on behalf of the town council.

Pictured above is residents’ association Councillor Joe O’Riordan presenting the cheque to Mr Jim Dobell, President of the Community Association, on behalf of Polegate Town Council.