Readers of Eastbourne's local papers are among those who have chimed-in to remark on the disgusting state parts of our beloved town are in due to neglect by those elected to run the seaside resort.
Mr Ian McKirgan of Grassington Road wrote to the Herald to express his dismay. His letter followed Conservative councillor Kshama Shore raising the matter at the last. Full Council meeting which then made front-page news.
The aggrieved resident highlighted how: "back streets are littered with debris discarded by people that should know better", and also how the closed bandstand is "filthy and the sheltered area is full of discarded bedding". He was also annoyed about seafront shelters which "stink of urine", and raised the issues of "mishmash cracked paving stones and tarmac" around the Town Hall.
He called on the elected LibDem leadership in the Borough to "look after the town", saying, it's "about time they did and did not blame Covid".
Cllr Shore said: “I want to thank the Herald for printing the story about the state of our town. Further thanks go to Mr. McKirgan, who wrote to the newspaper supporting my stance."
Acknowledging work undertaken since the article, Cllr Shore says:
- The World garden has had a real facelift, most of the weeds removed, bushes pruned & dry leaves removed.
- Pavilion Garden has certainly had a lot of attention lavished.
- BUT there are other places, along the seafront, around car parks and Princes Park (pictured) to name a few, which need attention.
"It just shows, what one front page story can do”.
Princes Park, photographed, has clearly been badly neglected and is in urgent need of care.