Council seeking cultural activists

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CULTURE vultures are being encouraged to sign up as cultural activists to help Hastings Borough Council.

The local authority wants a team of local people to sit on its newly created Cultural Reference Group, which will discuss the town’s regeneration in respect of the arts.

Councillor Peter Chowney, head of regeneration at the council, said: “We know that the cultural and creative sector is vitally important to the future prosperity of Hastings.

“Our numerous cultural events attract huge numbers of visitors, as well as being enjoyed by residents, and the creative sector already provides a lot of jobs, with the potential for creating many more.

“We have therefore created the group to allow cultural activists to contribute, and so would be keen to hear from anyone who is involved in the arts and cultural sector, either as a working artist or as an organiser of arts activities, who would be interested in joining this group.”

Anyone interested should call Pranesh Datta on Hastings 451784, or email pdatta@hastings.gov.uk.