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BEXHILL - Proud Of Our Town

posted by Paul Minter on 02 May 2012 at 8:02 pm

We're starting a little boost for the town we all love. We're delivering 5,000 cards saying Bexhill - Proud of our town. We've also put a car magnet on the back of our white van.

It would be nice if it got people thinking positively about Bexhill and if people would like we could print some car stickers, badges, perhaps even T shirts & hats.

Anyone wishing to join us, please let me know. Thank you for listening.

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Can Do In Bexhill

posted by Pete Relf on 04 May 2012 at 3:02 pm

Hi Paul
Like your enthusiasm. We are having a "Can Do in Bexhill" event in Devonshire Square on the 13th June and wondered if you would like a free stall there. If interested, let me know your email and I will send you details

Pete Relf - Neighbourhood Enablers


posted by Paul Minter on 08 May 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thank you Pete for the encouragement. A month's time may be a little too soon for us, but we'll see if anyone else replies and gets in touch first.

The cards are ordered and should arrive this week and we can only deliver about 500 a week.

Life is all about what I can do for other people. I wake up each day and my thoughts are about who needs my help. this costs very little, except love and a little time each day.

I would just say to everyone, be Proud of our Town Bexhill, and with Pete above, we 'can DO' in Bexhill. Nothing new about this, try smiling and saying hello to people. See a person who needs help, stop and minute and help them. Not just family, neighbours and friends who will help you back - go the extra mile and help that person you see or hear about who you've never met before.

Help out at the school, the community centre, the church, etc.

Basically I need your help as much as you need mine. You're better in a lot of areas and I'm better in others. If you can't physically do anything please just love one another, it is enough. Paul.

What Are We Most Proud Of In Bexhill

posted by Paul Minter on 10 May 2012 at 10:21 pm

Well the cards came today and I hope to start delivering them tomorrow. But my children suggested that I should ask - what is each of us most proud of in Bexhill?

A little like the achieves awards but quieter and without prizes. Not an ego trip, but rather who or what organisation promotes Bexhill and values we can all respect?

A school perhaps, a shop, a business, a group, a church, or just an individual person making a difference.

Like I say no prizes here, very little praise either because here we are thinking of promoting our town - BEXHILL not individuals.

My son has kicked us off - are we proud of Bexhill High school?

Going Well So Far

posted by Paul Minter on 24 May 2012 at 8:33 pm

Over 1200 people have received our Proud of our Town - Bexhill cards. We've ordered a larger size just 1000 so far. Also we've received a trial t shirt. It doesn't take much for individuals to think positively and very little money is involved.

There was a letter on the letters page of the Bexhill Observer last Friday that had the phase proud of our town and I thought the first fruit perhaps?

I'd like this to grow into hats, bags, car stickers and just have people smiling and pointing to each others things and breaking the ice with strangers. We're only a small town, but let's be known for our love for each other & visitors. Paul.

Good Spirit.

posted by dave on 25 Nov 2012 at 3:25 pm

Nice to see someone with such an up beat personality,well done keep up the good work.

Happy New Year, In The Observer

posted by mark on 01 Jan 2013 at 5:25 pm

Dear Paul & Joan Minter

Regarding your letter in the Bexhill Observer...
Although what you both do is commendable in the eyes of Jehovah, but can i just correct you on 'wishing everyone a happy new year in the name of jesus'..
Firstly, New Year celebrations were of Roman Origin, dedicated to the god Janus who had 2 faces, one looking forward and the other looking backward, meaning confusion and jesus would of had nothing to do with that. New year celebrations , for a lot of people just mean drunken bouts , loose conduct and revelry check out 1 Peter 4:3,4 Thanks for listening

Standing Up For Bexhill

posted by Andrew J Crotty on 09 Mar 2013 at 4:06 pm

Hi I too love this seaside town and will stand in the East Sussex County Council Elections in May as a independent I feel that "Common Sense" is a thing lacking in this town thank you
Andrew J Crotty

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