We live in a democracy

Thanks to Anthony Somers (Herald March 29) for informing us of the three governing bodies responsible for spending our taxes.

Like Mr Harris, who he was advising: most of us direct a complaint to ‘The Collective Council.’

So whichever governing department is responsible for eg: The Wish Tower Cafe dithering - the potholes - the most expensive scaffolding (Congress) in the world, and as I have observed along my approach to Eastbourne last week - not primroses but mile after mile of disgusting litter!

Then I hope that some of it reaches or influences the decision makers. We live in a democracy and are lucky to have a popular local newspaper who will publish ‘moans’ - if we feel decisions do not wisely represent Eastbourne’s best interest: regardless of departmental labels.

D SEAGARD,

Barrier Reef Way.