Shops back at Langney after a long six months

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Langney shopping centre will reopen on Wednesday (June 19) after undergoing building work to repair the roof.

The works, which began at the end of April after the roof of the shopping centre caved in four days before Christmas, have been completed ahead of schedule.

London and Associated Mangement Services, agents for the owners of the centre, say the completion of the repair workd will allow shops to start trading again and the local community to start using the centre.

The centre itself will re-open on Wednesday (June 19) but individual tenants will decide when they begin trading again.

Tesco however is to refurbish its store and will re-open at a later date. A number of tenants such as Betfred and YourMove have already re-opened for business.

Darts star Peter Manly will be at Betfred this Saturday between noon and 3pm to celebrate the re-opening. Customers will be given the chance to play darts with Manly for the chance to win free bets.

The agents say they ‘appreciate the frustration’ of some people that the centre had to remain closed for so long, but believes public safety takes priority over all other concerns.

David Brown, director of London & Associated Management Services, said, “As the final stages of the work are completed and our tenants are able to start trading again we are looking to the future of the centre. We were pleased by the high level of local support for the extension proposals we published last month and are working with Eastbourne District Council to ensure they can be delivered.

“We appreciate the patience and support of local people and we hope that things will get back to normal as soon as possible.”