LETTER: I’m not fooled by this ploy

So Cllr Tutt is going to waste taxpayers’ money to send every household in Eastbourne a poll to ask whether the downland farms should be sold or not.

Will he please tell us on that form how many millions of pounds he hopes to gain?

The downland was gifted to the people of Eastbourne and the council has no right to sell any of it. Cllr Tutt’s ploy is an attempt to blackmail us into agreeing to the sale by threatening various cuts in services. I for one am not fooled and will be voting AGAINST the sale.

BARBARA SMITH

Swanley Close