Have you any old pictures of Princes Park?

RESIDENTS are being asked to share photos of the original entrance to Princes Park, as the council looks to fully reinstate it to its former glory as part of a series of ongoing improvements to the area.

Eastbourne Borough Council would like to replace the side panels at the entrance on the corner of Channel View Road and Royal Parade.

A new archway was erected in 2007 following joint work between the council and the Friends of Princes Park.

Princes Park has been an important recreation area in Eastbourne since the early 1900s and earlier this year was awarded the Green Flag.

Anyone who has old photographs of the entrance to Princes Park should contact Gareth Williams on 415281, email them to parks@eastbourne.gov.uk or post them to Parks & Gardens, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TW. All photographs will be returned.

Eastbourne Borough Council is also encouraging the local community to get voting this month for their favourite green spaces in the town to be included in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee legacy.

The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge is a campaign being run by Fields in Trust to protect 2012 outdoor recreational spaces in communities across the country as a permanent living legacy of the Jubilee year.

Six outdoor spaces in Eastbourne have already been nominated, including Princes Park, Hampden Park, Tugwell Park, Holly Park, Westlords Playing Field, and Old Town Recreation Ground, and supporters have until November 18 to vote for the green spaces that they would like to see protected.

Further green spaces including Seaside Recreation Ground, Sovereign Park, Five Acres recreation Ground, Manor Gardens, Gildredge Park, Hartfield Square Gardens, Upperton Gardens, College Green, Elm Grove Field, Motcombe Gardens and Helen Gardens, have also been put forward for inclusion in the QEII scheme next year.