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Articles: Government supports Partnership work

Contributed by editor on May 13, 2006 - 12:11 AM



The Hawkinge Partnership has been awarded continued funding and support from Central Government.

The successful bid to the Government department known as the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit will enable the Partnership to continue its work in the village and achieve the actions outlined in its new delivery plan, 'Actions for a Better Hawkinge'.

"This is the second year running that the Partnership has secured Government funding and is an endorsement of what has already been achieved, and demonstrates continued support for what we hope to achieve over the next year," said resident Board member David Godfrey.

The Partnership is part of the National Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder Programme, where communities work with local agencies to improve services for their neighbourhood.

"The Hawkinge Partnership aims to address issues in the community in various ways including better access to services and facilities, better services for children and young people, bringing the community together, improving the quality of the neighbourhood and making Hawkinge a safer place to live," said Jenny Hanna, Acting Neighbourhood Manager.

The latest Government funding and support, secured after a bid was submitted by Shepway Council, will be used to improve the neighbourhood, public services and quality of life for Hawkinge. 

The Partnership Board is made up of Hawkinge residents and service provider representatives, and has 10 sub-groups, which work to enhance the community and improve the delivery of local services.

The Partnership is always looking to involve more residents and would encourage anyone who is interested to contact the Community Office in Canterbury Road, call 01303 858663 or email