The leader of Hastings Borough Council, Jeremy Burch has today put forward the key points and benefits as to why Hastings, Bexhill & Rye and the surrounding areas should be granted Assisted Area Status. Rother council leader Carl Maynard has also sent a letter out today requesting support.
We as a region have only until Friday 7th February 2014 to inform the government that we are all in favour of it. Assisted Area Status will give the town and region as a whole priority access to Government, EU grants and development funds, however, to get this it needs support and backing from local businesses and residents of the area.
Read the key point below and if you are in favour then put the details of how to let the government know that your in favour for it is below the key points.
As you can see it will be worth signing up for as anything that provides jobs and growth for the area is a good thing for everyone. Full details of the consultation can be found here.
You can inform the Assisted Areas Team that you are for it by letting the know via the following ways.
Email to: AssistedAreasConsultation@bis.gsi.gov.uk
Assisted Areas Team
Local Growth Directorate
4th Floor, Spur 2
Department of Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street
There is also a form on the site, however the quickest way to lodge your views is via email and we highly recommend that you do it this way if your able to.