LETTER: Wake up before it’s too late

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Congratulations to Eastbourne Borough Council. At last, without speed restrictions, cyclists will have the same privileges as skateboarders and those who rollerskate by being able to use our wonderful promenade – though none of these speedsters have to pay any licence fees or be insured. In addition, dogs of all shapes and sizes, let off their leads by caring owners, will continue to rush all over the place chasing rubber balls and other canine toys.

How annoying it must be for these citizens to find out that we, the residents of Eastbourne who pay Council Tax and other fees in order to maintain the promenades in good order, are also to have continuing rights to use the promenade. How downright selfish of us!

Oh, I nearly forgot. Within the limited space of the promenade we will find the Dotto trains weaving and clanging their way from end to end. I assume that on these trains we will find borough councillors surveying the crass errors of their actions.

But they should not worry since, when prams, zimmer frames or mobility vehicles are knocked over or parents, children or the aged knocked down, it will be we, the thoughtless residents of Eastbourne who had the nerve to share the promenade with others, who, through our taxes, will be paying for the ambulances and/or police when summoned.

The council should wake up before it’s too late.

Michael Harris

South Cliff

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