Rottingdean Trade, Business & Professional Association are delighted to announce that a recent bid to Southern Water/4D for compensation has been successful. A grant has been approved and will be awarded to the Association for improvements and additional facilities at the Rottingdean Terraces. RTBPA President Harold Williams, persuaded Southern Water and 4D to consider this claim and also persuaded every trader to sign a disclaimer. A printed presentation produced by Parish Councillor Anthony Delow and myself, put forward a case to say that the village has suffered from lengthy disruption, loss of parking opportunities and a reduction in footfall and trade. It was agreed that the development of the Terraces Stage is the project most likely to bring more visitors and trade back into the village.
More money will enable us to purchase: –
- 3 more matching permanent benches
- 300 folding chairs
- 20 tables
- 3 large notice boards and other signage
Should there be any funds left over they will go towards the cost of planting and landscaping and we now look forward to the 2012 season of events on the Terraces Stage with a Rottingdean Arts Programme and a PARC Youth Programme.
Rottingdean in Bloom plans to provide planters for the site and to help with the task of relocating sea-heath into raised beds dug out for this purpose.
Cathy Taylor – PARC