Our wonderful Waterfront cafés, restaurants and other businesses are returning to normal as we emerge from the pandemic. The area is busy again and it is great to see so much life return to support these outlets, day and night.
“Overall, the Conservative Government provided Eastbourne businesses with over £50 million in financial support through the pandemic”, says Cllr Kshama Shore.
Among new attractions are an artisan food market with some of the best local produce available. We are also excited to welcome a 12-hole space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini golf course.
“The arrival of new ventures, as well as existing ones reporting an increase in footfall, is great for the Waterfront”, says Cllr Paul Metcalfe. “The area is ready and waiting to welcome residents and visitors alike ahead of this year’s peak tourist season.”
Conservative boost for business
A raft of Conservative-led grants has helped our new quay area in the marina to become a vibrant, multi-purpose zone combining a sustainable local fishing industry with a heritage visitor destination.
Eastbourne’s MP, Caroline Ansell, has long backed the fishermen’s ambitions in the harbour and is pictured with Sovereign Ward councillors viewing progress. Our MP lobbied Government ministers to deliver this investment and brought them here to raise its profile. Working with Sovereign councillors, the fishermen’s vision has been brought to reality; Caroline’s aim to secure their future and develop our coastal heritage has been realised.
Local fishermen have formed a Community Interest Company to work from the land behind The Harvester at The Waterfront, creating a Fishermen’s Quay, consisting of traditional net huts, wet fish sales, offices, workshops and a learning centre.
“It is tremendous to see this kind of local enterprise springing up”, said Cllr Penny di Cara. “Grants have been awarded by several Conservative-led authorities to make this vision become a reality and it is a wonderful example of community partnership.”
Why not pop in and take a look, or buy some local fish?
MP Caroline Ansell is pictured with Sovereign Ward councillors