Eastbourne’s festive decorations struck the right note

From: Andrew Somerville, Upperton Gardens, Eastbourne

Thursday, 6th January 2022, 2:40 pm

A reader wrote about the Christmas lights and decorations in Eastbourne, in particular the natural tree displays in The Beacon.

Decorating homes with garden greenery is an old tradition. The Beacon seemed to strike that note.

Outside, in my view, the council got it about right this year, with illuminations going to Station Parade and Meads Road outside the Town Hall; there were Christmas trees along Terminus Road, at the War Memorial, and the library.

Sustainable Christmas displays in the Beacon (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-211124-124419008

The light show on the Congress Theatre was a bit of an advert for future events.

I wondered why the prom lights were off, west of the pier, as though the seafront was not part of the shopper’s walk.