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LETTER: Famine crisis – urgent appeal

The British Red Cross is appealing to the public to help millions facing extreme hunger. More than 20 million people living in East Africa and Yemen urgently need help, with the UN saying the world faces the greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

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LETTER: Charity ball was a triumph

Congratulations to Eastbourne Mayor Pat Hearn and her small team, of Nicola Metcalfe (Mayor’s PA) and Robert Ramsden (Mayor’s Chauffeur), for putting on such a marvellous charity ball at the Winter Garden.

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LETTER: Our footpath reduced to mud

We have a footpath which runs along between No 25 and 27 Sandbanks Way in Hailsham, leading to the Ersham Road. This pathway is used by people walking their dogs, cyclists and, like us, to get to the bus stop. Over a period of years this path has lost its surface (and deeper) and turned into mud. One part turns into a very large dirty deep puddle when it rains.

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LETTER: Save station from demolition

One of the breathtakingly dismissive reasons Polegate Old Station is being earmarked for demolition is that it is of little architectural interest. Who says? The developers who want to cram 23 flats and a supermarket on the site?

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LETTER: Stop pinching the daffodils

On the dull damp days we have been experiencing recently one look at the masses of daffodils in bloom cheers us as we realise that spring is with us.

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LETTER: Our pavements are appalling

I am writing to bring the attention of elderly and disabled residents in the area of Crowne Street, Eastbourne, to the appalling condition of the pavements on the left hand side of the road (looking up the road from Watts Lane).

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LETTER: Bold decision – and right one

The following letter has been sent to Councillor David Tutt, the Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council:

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LETTER: These words were not mine

Thank you for using my unaltered insertion of the supplied text on the subject of the demise of Terminus Road Post Office branch in a recent edition of Looking Back.

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LETTER: Free trips for D-Day veterans

I am Head of Travel for the travel arm of the Royal British Legion, Remembrance Travel, and I’m currently on a mission to find every single surviving D-Day veteran.

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LETTER: Garden glory for 90-year-olds

Since 1927 the National Garden Scheme has been inviting an army of garden owners to open their exceptional gardens to the public for good causes.

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LETTER: Rollermania – still contagious

In 1975 (aged eight) I attended a Butlins holiday camp in Minehead, Somerset, and remember all the children in the theatre audience wearing tartan checked caps because of ‘Rollermania’.

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LETTER: Remembering Dolly and Molly

Following the article which appeared in the Nostalgia section of the Herald, I am writing to let you know that the achievements of Mrs Elizabeth Sedgwick, also known as Dolly Shepherd the Edwardian Lady Parachutist, and her daughter Molly Sedgwick are being celebrated this year in The Helen Garden at Holywell.

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LETTER: Relocation of the bus stops

I have been reading about the relocation of the bus stops from Terminus Road during the redevelopment of the Arndale Centre.

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LETTER: Benefits cuts a shocking policy

I’m writing to express deep concern at the Conservative Government’s planned cuts to widowed parents’ benefits, which I believe our MP Caroline Ansell supports.

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LETTER: Outdoor lido in the High Street

We can only admire our local councillors for their foresight. Since it is the most elevated part of town, it would never have occurred to us to turn Hailsham High Street into an outdoor lido, by shattering outmoded water mains.

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LETTER: Wardens burn midnight oil

One Friday night between 9.30pm and 7.30am my wife received a parking fine for being half on a double yellow and half off in a residential area – namely my own street (St Mary’s Road).

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LETTER: Assaults on the police – a worry

Your report on assaults on Sussex police officers raised concerns as to how seriously such offences are being taken, with only 63 per cent of assailants being prosecuted.

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LETTER: Emotive question turning resident against resident

The following letter has been sent to Eastbourne Borough Council following the poll in the Eastbourne Review:

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LETTER: Poor record on assurances

As witnessed by previous letters, there exists in Eastbourne a ground swell of unease about the council’s proposals particularly the apparent reassurances concerning the long-term covenant protections.

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LETTER: Covenants are without value

Our council leaders appear to be putting great faith in covenants in order to protect the land to be sold from future development.

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