Purpose of committee
Hastings Borough Council is the sole trustee of the Foreshore Trust. The Trust owns a stretch of land on the seafront at Hastings and St Leonards. In order to minimise and manage any potential conflicts of interest between the council and the charity, decision-making powers for the Foreshore Trust have been delegated to the Charity Committee, which is a Cabinet committee.
The Charity Committee is made up of three members of the council’s Cabinet. The Charity Commission appointed a Protector who acts as an independent watchdog over the Trust. Members of the Charity Committee take advice on the management of the Foreshore Trust’s land from the Coastal Users Group. An independent Grant Advisory Panel was also set up to advise the Charity Committee on the allocation of grants from the Foreshore Trust’s surplus.
The Charity Committee meets every three months. The meetings are usually held in the Council Chamber, Muriel Matters House and are generally open for the public to attend. Paper copies of the agenda for Charity Committee meetings are available on request from Democratic Services
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- Councillor Sue Beaney (Chair)
- Councillor Andy Batsford
- Councillor Dawn Poole
- Chris May (The Protector)
- Janet McLean (Secretary)
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Muriel Matters House
Phone: 01424 451719