I COULD not agree more with the comments made by Philip and Sylvia Hague (April 27) regarding the sad state of many parts of Eastbourne.
Added to their list should be the once lovely Manor Gardens and Hampden Park, which each have huge areas that have been sadly neglected, the ridiculous number of wheely-bins on the pavements in the Susans Road and Cavendish Place area and the rusting metal racking that completely disfigures the War Memorial.
It seems that Eastbourne Borough Council is set on a course aimed at making this town, even more dilapidated than it has already become.
As far as the bins are concerned, a central waste disposal facility, similar to the red bins outside of the Co-op in Cornfield Road, would be much more appropriate and, with regard to the Memorial, the racking should be removed a reasonable time after it has served its purpose on Remembrance Sunday (and even for that occasion, it is very tatty!); I cannot imagine that any other organisations wishing to place wreaths have any need for the facility.