Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Movie magic coming to East Preston

Rustington Parish Councillor Jamie Bennett with Arun District Councillor Dr James Walsh

THE magic of the movies will be coming to East Preston this autumn and winter.

East Preston Festival Committee has received a £1500 grant towards staging community cinema.

The money was awarded by the West Sussex County Council members of Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee.

The cash comes from their Community Initiative Funding, which is money they receive from the County Council to support local organisations that enhance their neighbourhood.

Graham Tyler, Chairman of the Committee’s County Council members, said: “This is ideal for people who enjoy a good film – but for some reason or other are unable to get to travel to their nearest cinema.

“This is yet another good example of the Big Society in action in our area because it is a local initiative that will benefit many in the community.”

The County Councillors also agreed grants for:

·          Jamie’s Wish Trust – £1000 for a laptop and bingo machine and towards a storage shed.
·          1st East Preston Scout Group – £1000 for equipment for a one-off camping trip.
·          Ferring Probus Club – £1000 for a projector and screen for club presentations.