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MP visits Henfield Hub Community Day
22 October 2012
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert supported the launch of Henfield's new community website at a special event on Saturday (20 October).
The Henfield Hub (henfieldhub.com) is a joint initiative between Henfield Parish Council, Henfield Community Partnership and West Sussex County Council with the goal of improving communications in the village and surrounding areas.
The MP visited the community day events held at St Peters C of E School and the leisure centre. Many of the village's organisations and interest groups were displaying their new hub pages in the school hall. He was accompanied by Digby Stephenson, vice-chairman of the Parish Council and now the editor-in-chief of the new website.
Mr Herbert met all of the groups who were displaying at the event including the U3A, Henfield Camera Club, HART, Henfield District Lions and various sports related teams. He was told by many of them how easy it has been adding information to the new hub and what they hope to achieve by being connected to it.
The MP spoke to Tony Jackson and Leo Jago of the Henfield Community Partnership, the organisation who pushed for the website to be developed as part of the parish's Action Plan. They demonstrated a current online survey they are running which is looking at improving employment in the village.
Mr Herbert was also introduced to Dan Wilkinson who is the Managing Agent for the Henfield Hub and will ensure that it is a sustainable and current website.
Speaking at the event, Nick Herbert said: "This is a fantastic new website for Henfield, reflecting the range and strength of community organisations involved in the life of the village.
"The Hub gives each of these local bodies a strong new platform to promote their activities. I would like to congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to launch this new initiative which I hope will be a great success."
Notes for Editors
1. Photograph attached - Nick Phillips (headteacher St Peters School), Nick Herbert MP, Digby Stephenson, Dan Wilkinson. Photograph credit: Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media
2. For more information about the Henfield Hub please contact Digby Stephenson, Editor-in-Chief, email@example.com.
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