For a number of years, the Bexhill Town Centre Steering Group comprised of Councillors and officers, the purpose of the group was to produce a Town Centre Strategy to aim to address some of the challenges facing the town centre and to increase the commercial vitality and reduce deprivation.

We are looking for two Bexhill Town Centre residents to help shape the future of the town centre! Are you interested in making the Town Centre a better place to live and visit? If this sounds like you, apply to join the Bexhill Town Centre Steering group and be a part of the conversation.

Simply download, complete and return the application to us at Rother District Council by the 21st February 2020.

The Bexhill Town Centre Strategy was published in 2013 after consultation with key stakeholders within the town and a survey of residents.  It is not the Council’s strategy, but Bexhill’s strategy, based on what people have told us.

In 2015 Cabinet resolved to refresh the Terms of Reference of the Bexhill Town Centre Steering Group with the aim of refreshing the purpose and momentum of the group in achieving the ambitious objectives set out in the strategy.

The Steering Group chaired by the Portfolio Holder for Bexhill Town Centre, sees the inclusion of key stakeholders including the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Town Team, DLWP and Locate East Sussex.

The new structure identifies a lead individual for each of the six objectives set out in the Bexhill Town Centre Strategy with a cascade of project teams focused on delivery.   Where there is clear cross over project teams have been combined as follows:

  • Branding, Image and Vitality
  • Built Environment and Transport, Connectivity and Public Realm
  • Investment and Development Opportunities
  • Housing

Each project team will report back to the steering group with an action plan that can be monitored.

A summary of the discussions held at each of the Steering Group meetings is set out in a published statement after each meeting along with any relevant supporting documents.  These are available at the Bexhill Town Centre Downloads page, a link to which can be found at the bottom of this page under “related pages”.