Hastings and St Leonards Seniors’ Forum

Hastings and St Leonards Seniors’ Forum held its first coffee morning of the year at the end of January and it was a great success.

Forum chairman Ann Lowndes, who also chairs the quality of life committee which organises the events, said the Friends Meeting House was packed out for the coffee morning which had raised £59.

However, the forum is short of manpower to help at such events and is also still without a secretary but members are hopeful that someone will come forward to help.

The management committee meeting on January 28 heard reports from various special interest groups, including president Pam Brown’s update on the forum’s leading role in getting the complexities of a Dementia Action Alliance up and running.

The president updated the committee on news of Marlborough House which she said would not be ready until late 2016 so that people were saying it could have been knocked down and built again in the same time span.

Vice chairman Paul Broadhurst said the forum newsletter had gone out and had cost £30 more this time because of better quality paper.

Details of meetings of the forum’s special interest groups, which cover health, crime and safety, transport, planning and the events-planning ‘quality of life’, are on the website and new members are always welcome.