It is apparent that half of Eastbourne’s councillors are blinded by bling.
What happened to the money which David Cameron allocated to Eastbourne the day after the pier caught fire? Surely this money could have been used to buy the pier which would have ensured it belonged to Eastbourne?
Abid Gulzar has violated the rules regarding the decorating of the pier, and he gets away with it. Do the councillors honestly think that this is all Mr Gulzar intends to do?
He has destroyed the fishermen’s rights to pursue their hobby at the end of the pier. He has given his orders regarding eating on the pier. The display of gold by Mr Gulzar is obscene – no-one is impressed.
However, if he made a contribution to the Syrians in Aleppo that would be something worthwhile.
Eastbourne is being totally ruined by the council, assisted by Mr Gulzar. When the Congress Theatre closes at the end of this year, will it ever re-open? The Wish Tower restaurant has never been replaced and I doubt that it ever will be.
Street markets are not the answer to keeping the town prosperous, neither is Airbourne.
From a bitter experience this year I know that crime increases, but the police cannot cope.
Relocating the Post Office from Terminus Road to WH Smith will be a nightmare. Eastbourne is a tourist area and the population is increased by the foreign students. Some of the elderly still collect their state pension on a weekly basis. Has any of this been considered?
Eastbourne is deteriorating fast and it need not happen. Councillors should sit up and take note before it is too late to reverse the inevitable squalor and lack of revenue.
It may not matter to Mr Gulzar but it certainly does to both holidaymakers and residents.
Mrs JI Hoban
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