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LETTER: Forced to have a water meter

I am an Eastbourne resident who on January 7 received a pre-printed (not even personalised) leaflet from South East Water informing me that on January 23 they would be installing a water meter.

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LETTER: Demolition is unnecessary

Looking at the outline plan for a new leisure centre [Herald, December 23] I am unconvinced the proposed improvements really are significant.

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LETTER: Moral and legal difficulties

Eastbourne Borough Council faces both moral and legal difficulties when deciding whether to sell the downland farms.

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LETTER: Theatre lucky to survive

I don’t like repeating myself, but the reason Eastbourne never gets substantial regeneration money and has to resort to selling valuable assets to raise cash – and even then is forced to make do with ‘refurbishing’ rather than rethinking and redesigning its cultural assets – is that it goes on believing the myths it weaves about them.

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LETTER: Car vandalism is widespread

I’m concerned about the amount of criminal damage that has been occurring in Shinewater, Eastbourne.

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LETTER: Free travel on rail strike days

With the Government and Southern prepared to sit the rail strike out, their obvious tactic is for the public’s patience to be strained to the limit with the RMT union’s continuing action. We’ve already seen our local MP’s statement where she makes it obvious that she’s staying loyal to her big business chums and cares little about health and safety.

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LETTER: Aggression at the hospital

Having been taken to Accident and Emergency at Eastbourne DGH on Saturday, and receiving treatment from the excellent staff on duty, I was perturbed by the attitude of some patients.

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LETTER: Help me with book research

I am researching the lives of Eastbourne women 1850-1950 and would like readers to share their stories. I am looking for family memoirs and photographs to illustrate this dramatic period when women’s lives changed so very much. So if you have an ancestor who was involved in the First or Second World War, was part of the Votes for Women movement or had an occupation during this period I would love to hear from you. I also seek stories about family life, healthcare, religion and leisure all to be included in a published book in 2018.

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LETTER: Town deserves first class acts

I agree with Ian Turner’s view [Letters, December 30] that once the wonderful theatres in Eastbourne are refurbished there needs to be a review of the events held in them.For instance, Jools Holland is a favourite of ours and goes to Brighton,Tunbridge Wells,Hastings and Bournemouth on his tours.Why not Eastbourne?

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LETTER: Allaying junior doctors’ fears

I am writing in response to your story about junior doctor training accreditation at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust [Herald, December 23]. I want to allay any concerns local people might have about the future of junior doctor training here at ESHT. The “fears” we could be “stripped of training accreditation” could not be further from the truth.

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LETTER: Settlement on ScotRail terms

Every day, not limited to strike days, there are train cancellations involving Eastbourne services. Our winter of discontent will soon be into spring.

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LETTER: Bus scenario is just a joke

Finally managed to stop laughing after reading about how the Army is going to drive buses when no Southern trains are running.

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LETTER: Something for all to cherish

I just wanted to reflect on what a very, very busy year 2016 has been for Eastbourne Pier.

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LETTER: Windows saga badly handled

Regarding The East Beach Hotel losing its appeal against having to reinstate its old windows [Herald, December 23] I think the disingenuous comments of the borough council’s representative will no doubt arouse further incredulity for the owner Heidi Cowderoy.

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LETTER: Consistency on roadside ads

Congratulations and well done to Lawrence Smith, Managing Director of Drusillas, for highlighting the issue of unauthorised roadside advertisements [Herald, December 30].

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LETTER: Can you rise to the challenge?

Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Why not consider taking on a challenge in aid of youth charity Sea Cadets?

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LETTER: Why so long for theatre work?

I have just enjoyed a performance of That’ll Be The Day at the Congress Theatre. It was a packed house, but we must miss the next five performances.

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LETTER: So generous and supportive

Over the past four years, myself and my daughter Abby have put on a number of successful charity events in Eastbourne, raising thousands of pounds for local charities including the Salvation Army, Families for Autism, Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, Refuge and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. None of this would have been possible without the help of so many local businesses and individuals who continue to be incredibly generous and supportive. So through the Herald newspaper, which itself has been so supportive – especially the lovely Juliet Mead and Annemarie Field – I would like to say a massive thank you. We recently held a Christmas Charity Night at Willingdon Golf Club, where we had some brilliant performances from Ratton School Choir, Ratton Irish Dancers, the brilliant local magician Kristopher Singh, and the amazing Elton John tribute act, Sam Hughes. They all gave up their Saturday night to perform at this charity event.

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LETTER: Your support is a life-saver

On behalf of the Eastbourne Lions Club I would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to our Christmas collections.

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LETTER: Diving must be catered for

My son Olly Mason has been diving at the Sovereign Centre since the age of seven and for the last four years has been the 1m springboard champion for Sussex, representing Eastbourne in competitions all over the country.

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