LETTER: Germany triumphs again

Scruffy Eastbourne. Returning from a trip to Germany, I was impressed with the smartness of Eastbourne Station – full marks to them, the mood soon changed! Terminus Road with its patchwork of uneven, filthy pavements, especially by food outlets - buses disgorging diesel smoke to add to the general gloom. Why is it in Germany public services are of such a higher standard? What makes their leaders provide a cleaner, smarter, satisfying environment? Worse was to come. In the Arndale Centre car park, evidence of people/animals eating in their vehicles, then discarding their rubbish over the floor. If leaders of our society can’t raise standards or educate these people, then for goodness’ sake, impose meaningful fines!

C I Stone,

Arundel Road