It would be churlish not to express satisfaction at the council’s decision finally to commence work on the Congress Theatre.
As the last pre-war Eastbourne County Borough Police Officer I note with considerable regret in the Herald of May 24, the intended closure of the Police Station in Grove Road.1 comment
gIn the Herald coverage of Gordon Rideout he is referred to as a ‘priest’1 comment
As an Eastbourne ex-pat I was looking forward to a holiday by the seaside.
As Chairman of the Eastbourne and Lewes Branch of the NSPCC, I would like to thank everyone involved in the recent Eastbourne Sports Festival.
We are writing in answer to letters published in last week’s Herald newspaper.
I have no idea what those people are on about. The landlord and landlady of The Drive are the nicest people you could meet, they greet you with a smile and a hello.
I shall long remember the afternoon of May 31 although not for the right reasons.1 comment
Lark in the Park Charitable Trust would like to thank the Mayor and Mayoress of Eastbourne Mike and Linda Thompson for selecting Lark in the Park their charity for 2012-2013.
After the depressing winter we have all endured, on the few occasions when it is warm and dry it is pleasant to be out and about in the garden.1 comment
Is this the new face of banking? If you happened to call in at Lloyds Bank, Polegate, on Tuesday morning May 21, you would have been invited for tea and cake with the bank manager!
Did you serve with 152(Hyderabad) Squadron at any time between 1940 – 1967, or did your father or grandfather serve with them?
During National Volunteer Week (June 1-7) Epilepsy Society would like to pay tribute to the unsung heroes everywhere who give so much of their time to help others.
The Liberal Democrats’ party policy is a 2030 target for clean energy, so I should very much hope that Stephen Lloyd, our MP, is promoting this issue.2 comments
I loved and respected disgraced priest Gordon Rideout at All Saints Church and probably still will.
My wife and I retired to Eastbourne a fortnight ago and already we find it to be quite the pleasantest place we have ever lived.1 comment
The local council decision to allow Sainsbury’s to open a new shop on the site of The Drive pub shows once again their contempt for local businesses and residents.1 comment
Have Eastbourne’s planning officials and councillors got a death wish for our town?2 comments
Some years ago Annette Sargeant said to the people of Eastbourne that all the Hospital doctors, and most GPs were happy with the closure of All Saints Hospital.
Your ‘Out In the Field’ (“Time for Diocese to answer questions”, May 24) about no one in the church hierarchy being held to account for their lack of action or condemnation, during a period of almost forty years, over the disgraceful activities of jailed priest Gordon Rideout, is a plea destined to fall on deaf ears.
Yet another price increase, something which none of us like, this time in the cost of our local weekly newspapers. Do the local media provide value for money?
After several decades of reading the local paper I now intend to give it up.1 comment
With the ‘new’ Arndale Centre coming to fruition what is going to happen to the re-location of the bus stops/termini in Terminus Road?
The article from our MP Norman Baker (May 14), reflected the opinions of most sensible members of the public that national politics have nothing to do with the activities of local councils be they county or town.
Like a great many other people, I often travel from the island platform 5 and 6 at Gatwick Airport station to a destination close to the Sussex coast.
“Notes from MP” Norman Baker giving his views about the County Council elections states the obvious that there “was a general disenchantment with all three parties”.
In response to the letter from Mr Eddie Powell published on May 21 regarding the Town Council’s annual meeting and the starting time of 6.30pm.
On Thursday May 2 I was elected to the County Council Elections with a large majority. I wish to sincerely thank all those who voted for me and all the UKIP members and supporters who worked so hard on my behalf. I also need to thank our Party leader Nigel Farage, who stands head and shoulders above the other parties’ leaders and who is such a driving inspiration behind the rise of UKIP as a political force.
I wanted to thank those who have put an effort into making the Facebook group website ‘Gone but not forgotten...Eastbourne’s vanished shops’ such a wonderful, rich depository of old pictures.
I read with interest the article on street lighting in the Herald last Friday.
I would like to say a big and heartfelt thank you to all those people who helped in the return of my missing dog.
Mr Wiacek, who wrote that the town centre is “but a large ashtray,” would have received little comfort had he attended the first day of the public inquiry on the Eastbourne Town Centre Local Plan.
I write with reference to the recent 2013 Disability Road Show held in the Winter Garden Floral Hall organised by Eastbourne’s Disability Involvement Group (EDIG) in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council and sponsored by AJM Healthcare.
Well, would you believe it? (I would!). The Herald reported last week that Langney Shopping Centre owners had promised some exterior units would be opening this week.
Having seen and read extensive coverage regarding Mr and Mrs Lander being forced to deliver their son at the roadside it is deeply worrying that Jamal Zaidi, consultant obstetrician has accused Mr Vincent Argent (previous post holder at the EDGH) of scaremongering and causing anxiety to pregnant woman.
Having been born in Eastbourne and aware of all the many changes this year, we cannot remember seeing the Carpet Gardens looking so colourful and beautiful.
When did our beaches stop being the playground we deserve? I live in Pevensey Bay, I would like to take my grandchildren to the beach.
There is always a danger of exaggerating a case we wish to put forward in a paper’s letters column and it can sometimes be difficult to resist the temptation.2 comments
Hailsham Town Council have showed yet again how arrogantly they treat the residents of the town.
We all know independent retailers who are special to us, and I’d like to sing the praises of three where merchandise, service and presentation are of the highest standard.
I write in praise and admiration for the staff in our DGH. Home just two days after a total hip replacement operation I was experiencing debilitating pain and a very swollen, discoloured leg.
The recent changes to the services at Eastbourne DGH were decided by the Hospital Trust Board, but it appears that any decision about the future after the 18 months temporary period will be made by the Clinical Commissioning Groups. If these changes are genuinely temporary why isn’t the Hospital Trust making the decision itself?
What a frightening and traumatic experience for the young mum to have to give birth to her little boy in the back of the car. We are a big town with the population growing all the time, we need our hospital with all the services.1 comment
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