Political Impartiality

Bexhill Heritage is a charity dedicated to the protection, conservation and promotion of Bexhill’s heritage buildings and public open spaces. We have nearly four hundred members and work closely with other organisations in the town and across the county that share our aims. These aims and charitable objects can be found in our Consitution.

  • As a charity we are required to be politically impartial. This impartiality means that we are very careful to avoid:
  • Expressing an opinion on a political issue such as whether there should be a Town Council for Bexhill.
  • Expressing support for or campaigning for, any political party or candidate.
  • Funding any political party, candidate or campaign.
  • Treating a political party or candidate differently from any other political party or candidate.

(Individual members and officers of the charity are free to engage in the political activities referred to above but must not do so ‘on behalf’ of the charity.)

In order to promote our aims and charitable objects we:

  • Work with local government officers, civil servants and elected representatives.
  • Work with the governing group on a local authority even though its members may be drawn from one political party.
  • Provide heritage-related information to any political party or candidate on request.
  • Communicate with all political parties and candidates to seek support for our charitable objects and campaigns, and let members know how political parties and candidates have responded.