Hastings church receives police donation

PCSO Daryl Holter handing the cheque to Friends of Old St Helen's Church
PCSO Daryl Holter handing the cheque to Friends of Old St Helen's Church

A church in Hastings has benefitted from a generous police donation to help pay for new signs.

Sussex Police donated £250 to Friends of Old St Helens Church to fund pedestrian signage for the advertisement and location of the church.

Amy Lee said: “We are very grateful for the funding from Sussex Police.

“The church is open to everyone, it holds great Heritage significance within the town of Hastings.

“It is one of the oldest buildings in Hastings, dating back to the 11th century.”

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 and heritage crime officer Daryl Holter said: “The church benefits from amazing wildlife, flora and fauna along with archaeology.

“The church is central to the heritage of Hastings and is an integral part of the fabric of the community.

“It has an educational and historical benefit to all those that visit.

“The aim of the friends group is to educate and preserve the heritage of this building and to make it more accessible to the local community.”

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