FUNDS are being provided to add more seating along popular walkways.

Councillors from Eastbourne Borough Council are trying to encourage older people to enjoy walks along Sovereign Harbour in Pacific Drive, Eastbourne.

They are hoping that by funding more seats along the walkway, older people will not be discouraged from walking as they will be able to take rest breaks during their walks.

The councillors have approved an application through Eastbourne Borough Council's Devolved Budget scheme for £750 from Sovereign Harbour Residents' Association for the seating.

Eastbourne Allotments Garden Society has also benefited from a £600 donation from Upperton ward councillors through the same scheme.

The money will be spent on additional raised garden beds at its Gorringe Road site so that more people can enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits of gardening.

Langney and Meads ward councillors have added their support to East Sussex Hearing's mobile outreach service for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Meads councillors donated £500, and Langney councillors gave £350 towards a new gazebo, which can be used at locations around the county so that people who have limited access to transport can use the charity's full range of services.

This follows previous contributions from Upperton, Old Town and Sovereign ward councillors to help pay for the gazebo, which costs £2,000.

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