New Southwick community group gets £500 boost

Sue Schofield (left), Tracy Harrison and Peter Metcalfe with the cheque
Sue Schofield (left), Tracy Harrison and Peter Metcalfe with the cheque

AN anonymous donation of £500 has given a new community group a boost.

Southwick Together has a passion to see the town thrive and it was formed last month to encourage residents and businesses to play their part.

Sue Schofield and Tracy Harrison, founder members of the steering committee, and Peter Metcalfe, district councillor for Southwick Green and county councillor for Kingston Buci, were delighted to received the cheque.

Sue, chairman of the steering committe, said: “When an anonymous person donated £500, the organisers were overwhelmed with the generosity.

“This will really help us. This money will help pay some of the set-up costs, such as printing, stationary and the new web page. A massive thank you to the mystery donor.”

The inaugural meeting of Southwick Together will take place at Southwick Sports and Social Club, in The Twitten, on Wednesday, November 19, at 6.30pm.

Tracy explained: “It is about the regeneration of Southwick for the benefit of the whole community it serves.”

Guest speakers include Adur town centre co-ordinator David Steadman, John Burtenshaw from Southwick Square Traders Association and Carl Bennett from Southwick Volunteering.

It was Mr Burtenshaw who set the ball rolling by calling a public meeting about Southwick Square and concerns for its future.

Southwick Together was formed as a result, to ensure a co-ordinated approach from various people towards promoting the town.