LETTER: Were the shops on the pier insured?

I just had to drop you a line after reading your page 8. I have had difficulty since the ‘pier fire’ and the loss of earnings to the business on the pier. I am having difficulty understanding the financial help they are being given. You say the pier was insured! Well, so should the shops on the pier. I do not agree with the shops being set up on the front, what a prime position. I feel for other businesses in Eastbourne who are finding things difficult at this time. I could go on!

Alec Sands,

Channel View Road