Throughout East Sussex seven Mature Citizens Forums have been set up.

The Meridian Mature Citizens Forum covers the towns of Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe Cliffs, together with the Parishes of Piddinghoe, Rodmell, Ilford, Denton and South Heighton.

At present the Forum is set up with a committee of eight people, and as our constitution states its objectives are:

a) To promote the welfare of and interests of older people within the Meridian coast and downs area.

b) Provide a platform where matters of concern to older people can be raised and the relevant policies developed.

c) Act as an umbrella organisation when making representations to any public or other bodies.

d) Promote policies as they affect older people and generally put forward a positive view of the over 50’s.

e) Be democratic, non- sectarian and non-racial.

f) Liaise with, but not be controlled by any relevant local authority.

g) And develop a county wide presence

Its membership is open to any local organisation dealing with the concerns of older people and to older people resident, or active, in the Meridian and Downs areas.

Anyone interested in knowing more about the Meridian Forum, please email us at: