Hastings and St Leonards Seniors’ Forum

PRESIDENT Pam Brown told a well-attended annual general meeting of Hastings and St Leonards Seniors’ Forum at the Town Hall on Friday (October 26): “It has been a fantastic year and this has been a team effort with all sorts of things going on and a lot of people involved.”

Chair Pat Dunn paid tribute to officers and members, adding: “Our views are respected and, where possible, acted upon.”

She referred to the forum’s successful events and said they had welcomed the support of the Saga group. Following talks with Saga’s finance director the forum had been granted a useful sum of money for one year.

Mrs Dunn declared: “Senior citizens are a force to be reckoned with and there is strength in numbers.”

Treasurer Ken Hales, presented a comprehensive financial report for the year. The forum had worked hard to supplement funding received from East Sussex County Council, raising an additional £1,400.

They were looking at ways to cut costs on administration and Newsletter distribution, as well as using their skills to organise events for other similar groups, and their own, to improve the quality of life for older people.

The annual report showed special interest groups had been successful on many issues.

Officers elected were: President Pam Brown, chair Pat Dunn, secretary Joy Nunes Martin, treasurer Ken Hales, health and planning special interest groups Aubrey Ingleton, quality of life SIG Ann Lowndes, Newsletter editor Leon Tuppen , webmaster/member secretary Clive Turner and publicity officer Ann Fergy.