Local News

Lib Dem Financial Management Questioned Again

Eastbourne’s Conservatives have again questioned the Liberal Democrat controlled borough council’s financial management after it emerged the Hampden Retail Park it owns is now worth 10% less than they paid for it.


9,000 more people saving for retirement in town

Due to changes to workplace pensions, 9000 people in Eastbourne and over 9 million more people are now saving for retirement and are enrolled in a workplace pension.

Unemployment down, and wages up!

Figures released today show that unemployment has remained at its lowest rate in more than four decades and youth unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since records began.


Number of Children in Workless Households at Record Low

Caroline Ansell is happy to announce that recent figures underline how there are 47,330 fewer children in workless households in the South East since 2010, a new record low since records began in 1996.


Conservative Councillors pleased to achieve Sovereign U-turn

Conservative councillor Robert Smart has said a partial U-turn by Eastbourne Borough Council on who operates the Sovereign Centre is good news but the Liberal Democrats are not allaying the public’s fears on the spiralling cost of the project.

The Big Game on the Big Screen

Eastbourne Conservatives call for the big screen to support our World Cup Heroes.

Eastbourne Conservatives want the Borough Council to set up a big screen in Princes Park so that people can get together to watch the England v Croatia World Cup semi final.

Closure of Western View Cafe Criticised

Conservative Councillor Robert Smart has criticised the Liberal Democrat borough council’s decision to close the Western View Café during the busy summer season.

He said the move was short-sighted and would deprive the council of much needed funds during the peak holiday months.

An Open Letter To Stephen Lloyd

Cllrs Dave Elkin, Colin Belsey and Barry Taylor have responded to Stephen Lloyd's open letter with the below.


Dear Stephen,