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St James Community Action Group receives funding boost

Graham Robson July 19, 2014

St James Community Action Group (SJCAG) has received a grant of £ 2,010 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.

St James Street Community Action Group

SJCAG Chair Jeremy Ogden¬†joined the Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and representatives from over 60 other local organisations who had also been awarded funding at a ‚ÄėCelebration Showcase‚Äô event held on June 19.

Mr Ogden said: ‚ÄúWe are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Police & Crime Commissioner‚Äôs Community Fund, which will help in making St James Street area a safer, cleaner and attractive place to live.‚ÄĚ

Mrs Bourne¬†said:¬†¬†‚ÄúI look forward to visiting the team at St James Community Action Group and following the progress of the project over the coming months.‚ÄĚ

The St James Community Action Group now have 5 local street champions;¬†Nick Head for St James’s Avenue;¬†Janie Thomas for Charles Street,¬†Roger Rolf¬†for Princes Street and Parochial Gardens; Alan for Upper Rock Gardens and Mim for Atlingworth Street.

Successes todate on the Brighton and Hove City Council planned works action list include:¬†54 Derelict cycles have been removed from the SJCAG area;¬†All the parking meters have now been refurbished;¬†Repair to the damaged wall in Dorset Gardens ‚Äď now complete;¬†Raised flower beds on Upper Rock Gardens ‚Äď about to burst into flower!;¬†Recycling point at Upper Rock Gardens ‚Äď GOING;¬†New handier recycling points are now being rolled out around the area.

Coming soon on the Brighton and Hove City Council action list include: Refurbished/new litter bins to replace the old rusty ones; painting of street furniture; repairs to fencing in Dorset Gardens; awaiting delivery of new lamp post for south end of Atlingworth Street; repair to lamp post outside 19 Atlingworth Street; repair to lamp post at the south end of Camelford Street.

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The Safer in Sussex Community Fund helps local voluntary and community groups tackle crime and improve community safety by providing financial support to projects and services that address the priorities outlined in the Police and Crime Plan.

Awards of up to £5,000 will be granted for projects that meet the funding criteria following consideration by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and approval by the PCC. In exceptional circumstances the Commissioner will consider requests for funding above £5,000. Bids will be considered and funding awarded on a quarterly basis.

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