Ambitious plans for Glen Vue given the green light with sub let agreement

6 March 2019

West Sussex County Council has agreed to sublet Glen Vue in East Grinstead to a local charity in a move that will allow them to expand the level of support they offer in the town.

County council cabinet member for Finance and Resources, Jeremy Hunt, has today made the decision to agree to grant a sub-lease to Age UK East Grinstead, subject to a call-in period.

Subject to contract, Age UK East Grinstead is expected to take on the sub-lease from early May for a term of 20 years to provide support to the elderly population of the town.

West Sussex County Council is working closely with all parties to ensure a smooth handover of the premises.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Amanda Jupp, said: “I am delighted that Age UK have ambitious plans for Glen Vue, which I am confident will be to the benefit of all residents who access these services in East Grinstead.”

Michael Shaw, Chair Age UK East Grinstead and District, said: “Age UK are delighted to be moving into Glen Vue, the increased space and facilities available will not only enable us to continue to provide the excellent services we offer to our members, but also gives us the opportunity to expand and support other charities and organisations who use the centre, creating an important and vibrant community hub for the town and surrounding areas.

“Age UK has a long history of providing very essential services and support for older people to enjoy, including hot lunches, trips and holidays, activities and a Help at Home service, all run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Today, these services are even more vital, to help combat loneliness and isolation and support older people to be happy and fulfilled and make the very most out of later life.”