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LETTER: Thoroughly entertained

We wish to congratulate all the cast members, production team and everyone else involved in the marvellous Rattonians production ‘A Christmas Spectacular’. Everyone who took part was enthusiastic and showed great talent. We were thoroughly entertained.

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LETTER: Your kindness so appreciated

I would like to thank the exceptionally helpful passers-by who came to my rescue when I had a really nasty trip (severely injuring forehead and nose) near Eastbourne Town Hall on Tuesday, November 14, at about 5pm.

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LETTER: Not a trolley good show ...

One frequently sees an abandoned shopping trolley in the car park at Eastbourne Railway Station. However it is difficult to believe that anyone would push a Sainsbury’s trolley all the way up St Anne’s Road, and abandon it round the corner in Mill Gap Road. Has that person no conscience or sense of shame?

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LETTER: Met by blanket of silence

I write following the publication of Brenda Robinson’s letter regarding the closure of the RVS Centre in Eastbourne [November 11].

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LETTER: Air quality set to get worse

Air quality in Eastbourne is known to be poor, and to those of us who drive in and around the town the reason is painfully obvious.

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LETTER: Take your oar out, Mr Blair

We live in divisive and discordant times, not only because of Brexit but also due to the efforts of those who cannot accept the determination of the majority to leave the EU. It has resulted in a hitherto unheard of failure to accept the result of a general vote to the extent of quite a fair number of politicians joining in opposition to the result and working towards a repeat of the referendum.

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LETTER: Public control of the trains

I see that lots of people are – unsurprisingly – complaining about the service (or, rather, the lack of any reliable service whatsoever) on our trains. One of the answers, surely, would be to bring the railways back into public ownership, so that all our fares and all the subsidies are spent on providing the train service, instead of a significant proportion being syphoned off into the coffers of the train companies, to be passed on as dividends to their shareholders. I have no argument with capitalism in principle – indeed, my pensions depend upon the profits made by capitalist companies – but in a monopoly situation, when there is no competition and therefore the ‘service’ provider has no incentive to provide a proper service, the only effective solution is public ownership and public control.

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LETTER: Why leave rail users in cold?

Having waited more than one hour and 45 minutes for my train to London, delayed due to a track fire and over- running engineering works, the waiting rooms at Polegate Station remained shut yet again in the freezing cold.

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LETTER: Short term cash fix is wrong

Nearly half the acreage of our borough is downland, acquired in 1926 under an Act of Parliament especially promoted by the then County Borough Council and purchased at a cost in today’s money of £5.4 million.

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LETTER: Selling off the family silver

Regarding the sale of four downland farms by Eastbourne Borough Council, it is a sad indictment of our respected council members that they would be willing to break the spirit of the Eastbourne Downland Act 1926, after the downland was purchased after a hard- fought battle to preserve this valuable asset for the people of Eastbourne.

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LETTER: Memorial at scene of crash

The Remembrance weekend and the Herald reporting of the trouble at the Butts Brow memorial site reminded me of a crash site at Crowlink where a returning bomber, trying to land at the Friston airfield, crashed and burst into flames killing the crew.

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LETTER: The cleaners and the corpse

We would like to share our tale with your readers. Once upon a time under a hedge in Paradise Road, just up from Summerdown Road, there was a dead fox. After a period of time there also arose an obnoxious effluvium.

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LETTER: Shameful mess at rail station

No doubt I, with millions of others, have experienced the problems with travelling by train. I personally don’t travel to London often, but when I do I am usually late because of strikes or other reasons. Last week was particularly stressful for unusual reasons.

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LETTER: Shining knights to the rescue

My sincere thanks to the couple who stopped when I fell over in George Street, Hailsham, on Monday, October 31.

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LETTER: Firework clue to damage?

As Secretary of Eastbourne and District Metal Detecting Club I would wish to comment on your article [November 11] regarding the violation of the Butts Brow Memorial.

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LETTER: Short-term fix on the A27

Councillor Wendy Alexander is right in criticising the piecemeal approach to improvements on the A27 from Lewes to Polegate [Letters, November 18].

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LETTER: Congratulation inappropriate

I was surprised to read [Herald, November 11] that Eastbourne’s MP Caroline Ansell has congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential election. I am well aware that diplomatic niceties require heads of government to offer their congratulations but I doubt whether many backbench members of Parliament would have regarded it as necessary or appropriate to do the same.

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LETTER: Cycling injury figures shock

Cyclists are significantly more likely to be injured in Eastbourne than in the rest of Sussex, Surrey and Kent. These are the findings of ‘Road Safety Analysis’ in their national report ‘Safety in Numbers for Cyclists’.

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LETTER: The kindness of strangers

Could I please say the heartiest thanks to the small group of people who helped my elderly dad out when he stumbled and knocked his head, near Eastbourne Library on Tuesday afternoon (November 8)?

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LETTER: Damage to the fabric of society

In a climate of distrust of politics and politicians (Trump’s victory!) I find it hard to take seriously MP Caroline Ansell’s real hypocrisy when supporting special needs adults getting back to work [House to Home, November 4]. In Parliament she has consistently voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998, as well as voting against any increase in benefits for illness and disabilities.

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