Council boosts pedal power at Peacehaven Community School
Students at Peacehaven Community School are riding high thanks to a donation of 25 mountain bikes from Lewes District Council.
The bicycles were paid for using £5,000 left in the fund after the completion of the Big Parks Project, which was set up in 2011 to deliver improved recreation and leisure facilities in Peacehaven.
This figure was supplemented with support from Rod Lambert, owner of Mr Cycles, based in Seaford, who supplied the bikes with a generous discount.
Presenting the bicycles to the school this week, Councillor Andy Smith, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “I am delighted that this money is being put to good use in keeping Peacehaven young people fit and helping them to achieve their cycling proficiency.
“It is yet another successful outcome of the Big Parks Project which has created a new park, an award winning design café, two natural playgrounds, and a skatepark – all of which are proving popular with local people and visitors.”
Austen Hindman, Headteacher at Peacehaven Community School, said: "The Big Parks project has already had a positive impact on the young people of Peacehaven, and this generous donation just adds to that legacy.
"Peacehaven Community School is very grateful to the council and to Mr Cycles for this investment in our children. We want students to learn outside of the classroom, and these bikes will allow us to explore the beautiful Sussex countryside around us."
Story published on 22 June 2017