Opportunity to shape your town’s future

RESIDENTS are being asked to piece together the future of Eastbourne.

A six-week consultation period is being launched for feedback and views on the Eastbourne Plan to be collated.

The plan sets out the vision for the town until 2027.

Kicking off with an exhibition in Eastbourne Central Library, a series of consultation events and exhibitions will be taking place in neighbourhoods around the town.

The aim of the exercise is to find out from Eastbourne residents what they want to see happen to their local area over the next 16 years.

Residents and businesses have the chance to shape the vision for Eastbourne and comment on a number of issues including housing, economic growth, tourism and culture, town centre and shopping, community facilities, transport, employment opportunities and more.

The Eastbourne Plan has been formulated following extensive neighbourhood engagement during 2009 and now the local community is being given the chance to have their say on the final document that will pave the way forward for the future of the town and its neighbourhoods.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Steve Wallis said, “The Eastbourne Plan is a vital document as it will help realise our aim of making the Borough an even better place to live, work or visit.

“We hope that the local community will actively respond to this consultation exercise over the next few weeks and work closely with us to deliver a prosperous future for our town.”

There will be a number of exhibitions around the town, with opportunities to leave feedback online and the option to complete a response form by post.

People can join a community discussion on the council’s Facebook and Twitter pages at the websites www.facebook.com/EastbourneC and twitter.com/EastbourneBC

Further information about the Eastbourne Plan and details about the exhibitions and neighbourhood events can be found on the council’s website – log on to www eastbourne.gov.uk/eastbourneplan or call 415255.