New manager at Bexhill Caring Community

THE new man at the helm of the Bexhill Caring Community is Martin Turner, who has succeeded Margaret von Speyr after her five-and-a-half years as manager.

Mr Turner comes originally from Kingston-upon-Thames, and moved to Bexhill in 1992 after being promoted and relocated by a former employer, HM Customs and Excise.

He later went on to work in market research, working with people of all ages, and said: “I’ve got experience in visiting and dealing with individuals and businesses, and visiting them in their own homes and premises.”

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He said he regards his appointment as a new challenge, adding: “I’m very much looking forward to helping Bexhill Caring Community develop and continue its prominent role in the town and look forward to meeting many more people over the coming weeks and months.”

Mr Turner said he wanted to remind everyone that BCC gets no official funding and relies entirely on donations and bequests, plus money brought in through fund-raising activities.”

It also gains some income from letting out the 75-person capacity Bagnall Room at the rear of its Sackville Road premises,.

Anyone able to help with fund-raising or requiring more details can call Mr Turner on 01424 215116 - also the number now used for the community car service.

Mr Turner has been married for 26 years and has four children aged between 14 and 23.

LEFT: Martin Turner