Bexhill community centre receives police donation

The Pelham staff with police community support officer Rachael Scott
The Pelham staff with police community support officer Rachael Scott

A community centre has received a £300 donation to fund new catering equipment such as pots and pans so that the café can begin to sell hot food and light snacks.

The Pelham is in the former Pelham Hotel and many of the rooms have remained in disrepair and unavailable due to the large amount of work needed to refurbish them.

Project manager Ollie Jeffs said: “We are keen to see as many groups within the community using the space, whether visiting our café, which is open four days a week, Wednesday to Saturday 9.30am- 2.30pm, or by using the meeting rooms available on site.”

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund, made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

Police community support officer Rachael Scott said: “It is encouraging to see the improvements and meet the people who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make it such a welcoming place to visit.”

If you would like to find more about The Pelham, or if you are looking for a venue to book, contact the office on 01424 576304, or email .

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