A NEWLY formed group of local businesses has taken its first steps to making a difference in the community.
The East Wittering and Bracklesham Local Business Alliance has put the wheels in motion to enter the village into a popular nationwide gardening competition.
Alliance committee members attended the Parish Council meeting last Thursday and asked councillors if they could have permission to paint the concrete plant pots in the village.
They explained this would be one of many actions they planned to take to improve the look of the area ready to enter the Britain in Bloom competition in the summer.
They said they would take responsibility for the upkeep of the painted pots and fund the work themselves.
The council warmly welcomed the idea.
Parish council chairman Sylvia Main said: “Congratulations to that.
“I think it’s highly commendable. I’m sure the residents and councillors will support you as much as we can.”
The paint colours suggested for the plant pots were ‘seaside colours’ such as pale blue, yellow and green.
The alliance has also organised its first event for all local businesses tonight.
Neil Kimber, from High House Insurance, in the High Street, Selsey, will provide a talk and give tips on how the community can work together to improve local businesses and the local community.
The talk will be held at Bracklesham Barn from 7.30pm.
For more information contact Tracey from Local Life on 07557 302137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.