Trio to make Sussex Day in Eastbourne bigger and better than ever

The trio with Bexhill in Bloom chairman Sandy Melvin SUS-161017-161722001

The trio with Bexhill in Bloom chairman Sandy Melvin SUS-161017-161722001

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Sussex Day next year will be bigger and better than ever before, according to a newly-formed trio of East Sussex community leaders.

Eastbourne’s Sheikh Abid Gulzar, Bexhill’s Paul Lendon and Hastings’ Brett McLean have decided to work together to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Sussex on the day, which takes place on June 16 each year.

Sheikh Abid Gulzar, who bought Eastbourne Pier last October, is delighted to be involved.

He said: “I have always said that what I do is for the community.

“The pier is not mine, it is the community’s.

“Sussex Day 2017 fits in perfectly with me - let’s make it a great day for Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill.”

Brett McLean said: “Paul, the Sheikh and myself are 100 per cent committed to making Sussex Day 2017 a great success across Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.

“We will be working very closely together and we will be planning what we are doing very early so the communities of East Sussex can really get behind us.”

This year’s Sussex Day included free guided tours of the Redoubt and the Towner Art Gallery and Historic Alfriston Village held a fun day, with workshops, a boot-sale and plenty of entertainment.

Anyone who wants to be involved in Sussex Day 2017 should call 01424 225430.

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