I am writing to express my concern over the plight of the cafe in Princes Park which is leased from Eastbourne Borough Council.
For some considerable time now the council have been saying they will be shutting down the cafe in order to carry out much needed repairs.
It is worth noting here that the council have neglected to do any repairs here for a very long time and the people currently running the cafe have carried out many necessary repairs, themselves bearing the costs.
The cafe and the people running it provide a very pleasant place for families and dog walkers to partake of a drink and food while overlooking the lovely lake. It does not make a fortune, of that I am sure, but it does still provide employment for a number of people.
Imagine then how they must feel when they have had the threat of closure hanging over them for many months, living with such uncertainty about the future. They have been given many dates from the council as to when work will start but to date they are still waiting.
I understand they have just been told work will start next March and the cafe will be closed all summer! Just when their trade is at it’s best and more people are in the park throughout the summer, there will be nowhere for them to pause a while and have some sustenance.
Come on Eastbourne council, can’t you do better than this?
Mrs F. Williams
Dover Road, Polegate
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