Considering that tourism is a major part of Eastbourne’s economy, I would have thought that the borough council would have been tactful in approaching Abid Gulzar about his work on the pier. Since he took ownership of the pier Mr Gulzar has shown his intention of turning it into a foremost attraction to compliment the carpet gardens on the seafront.
A quiet word and help in making the appropriate planning application would have been more encouraging to someone who is making Eastbourne a worthwhile place to take a holiday.
Instead our councillors are set on allowing cyclists to weave around the families walking on the promenade, and also seem to have forgotten that they have a responsibility to keep the thoroughfares swept and clear of rubbish.
Ian D McKirgan
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