Community reps ‘date’ councillors

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COMMUNITY representatives met with councillors at an informal event held at the town hall.

The ‘speed dating’ event organised by Hastings Community Network took place last Tuesday (December 4) and is the latest of a number of similar meetings.

Organiser Fran McKeown, of Hastings Voluntary Action, said: “Hastings Community Network (HCN) has organised a number of ‘speed dating’ events between representatives of various community and voluntary groups and councillors over the past few years.

“The idea is to enable introductions, challenges and information and viewpoint exchanges between community activists and councillors.

“This time was particularly useful because of the number of newly elected councillors who attended. We also slightly changed the format this time, allowing for more of a relaxed round table discussion which enabled community and voluntary organisations to hear and share with each other the concerns, issues and services they provide.”