All clear for Bexhill and Rye revival funding bids

A replica Iguanodon could be roaming Egerton Park in the near future if the bids are successful
A replica Iguanodon could be roaming Egerton Park in the near future if the bids are successful
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Community groups in Rye and Bexhill have been given the all clear to apply for funding to rejuvenate parts of the towns.

Rye Partnership and Bexhill Forward will be bidding for funding from the Coastal Revival Fund after Rother District Council cabinet members agreed to ratify their status at a meeting yesterday (Monday, October 5).

The groups will look to receive money for a Rye fishing heritage quarter and a visitor centre on Bexhill’s eastern seafront from the £3m fund.

Cabinet members just needed to carry the recommendation to be the accountable body for the two groups.

Bexhill Forward’s plans also include a replica Iguanodon in Egerton Park and a dinosaur footprint trail.

“The overall aim of the project is to support jobs in the leisure and tourism economy and increase awareness of the town’s heritage and environment,” the officer’s report said.

Rye Partnership’s proposal would fund a fishing heritage centre, upgrading moorings, a dry dock and ten affordable houses in the Rye Fisheries area.

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