Barbara Maxwell has waited 11 years to unveil a Broadwater Community Notice Board but her wait was over on Friday (June 28th). Barbara was the first secretary of Broadwater Community Association and was the first person to try cutting through the red tape to get permission.
Brian Fullick, Chair of Broadwater Community Association, welcomed Mayor Bob Smytherman, Mayoress Norah Fisher and her assistance dog Herbie to the unveiling. The Mayor and Barbara unveiled the notice board together.
Mayor Bob said: “Congratulations to everyone associated with this project especially Barbara who started the idea off 11 years ago for coming back to unveil the new sign with me that many said would never happen.”
Sue Dare, principal of Northbrook College, kindly arranged apprentices at the college to construct the notice board. Sue asked them to take on the project as part of their course work, under the supervision of their tutor. The apprentices all work at different firms attend the course on day release every Friday.
Brian said: “I thought the day would never come when I would see a community notice board – it’s great. The students have done an excellent job and it so pleasing that Barbara is with us today to share the moment.”
West Sussex County Council funded the project.
Photograph courtesy of John Young Photography.