Civic Pride Awards 2024


On Thursday, 4th April 2024, Bexhill Heritage’s Civic Pride Awards took place at St. Barnabas Church to showcase places in Bexhill that best represented ‘civic pride’.

Category 1 – Heritage Homes

4-22 Marina Court Avenue

Conserving their unique early twentieth century seafront terrace, stoically battling against the ravages of wind, rain, sea and salt.

Marine Mansions, Knole Road

The Knole Road Flat Owners’ Association for their dedicated stewardship of a flagship Victorian building.

Great Staughton, 12 Dorset Road South

A householder who bought the house her great grandfather had built as a family home in 1898. She had lived there as a girl, moved back as an adult and single-handedly restored the house to its former glories in spite of her limited budget.

Category 2 – Modern Homes

16A South Cliff

Local architect, Iain Exley, and his patron for a beautiful and functional modern home built in the spirit and with the style of the De La Warr Pavilion.

Category 3 – Public Open Spaces

Tree of Hope, East Parade

Former town mayor, Lynn Langlands and her husband Jim for their vision and hard work to make the memorial such an important focal point on the eastern promenade.

Category 4 – Traditional Shop-fronts

Holly Blakeley Hair, 19 Sea Road

A hair salon owner in Sea Road who had enhanced her property’s original features to create a relaxing space for her clients.

Maltbys, 42-44 Sea Road

Incorporating Bexhill’s Victorian shop-front designs as part of a functional and attractive business premises.

Category 4 – Public Buildings

Bexhill United Reformed Church, Cantelupe Road

Staff and volunteers for the consistent care shown to their ‘little gem’ of a building.

St. Barnabas Church, Cantelupe Road

The staff and volunteers for so carefully conserving their nationally-listed church and making it such a welcoming place.