500 calls made to vulnerable Sovereign residents during lockdown

500 calls made to vulnerable Sovereign residents during lockdown

At the beginning of the lockdown the Liberal Democrats launched the #EBtogether Community Call Centre - our telephone drive to call vulnerable Eastbournians and signpost them to the support they need. Thanks to the passion, commitment, and determination of our team of 40+ volunteers we hit our ta...

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PROFILE: Sovereign Ward candidate Dr. Kathy Ballard

PROFILE: Sovereign Ward candidate Dr. Kathy Ballard

After growing up in London, I went to Liverpool University to study Medicine. When I qualified I worked in an A&E Department in London treating people from many walks of life and ethnic backgrounds. Working 100 hour weeks in the NHS, I realised I had to choose between having a family or work...

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Local shopping centres and post office update

Local shopping centres and post office update Local shopping centres and post office update

The new post office for Langney Shopping Centre is close to opening. Following months of campaigning we are please to be able to celebrate the good news. Since the closure of the post office, Liberal Democrat Councillor Alan Shuttleworth has worked with the Langney Shopping Centre owners and man...

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Lib Dem council re-opens Sovereign Centre

Lib Dem council re-opens Sovereign Centre

After 15 years of managing the Sovereign Leisure Centre, SERCO handed over its management to Eastbourne Borough Council on 14 June 2020. The Centre reopened its doors on 25 July 2020 for use of the gym and the Council report that this is going very well as social distancing measures are effectiv...

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Councillors take action over anti-social behaviour in Gildredge Park

Councillors take action over anti-social behaviour in Gildredge Park Councillors take action over anti-social behaviour in Gildredge Park

Over the past few weeks Gildredge Park has been in the spotlight due to 2 illegal raves being held there, the latter being on 24th July.  The police had received warnings from local councillor Robin Maxted, via a local resident who’d been tipped off,  that a rave was being planned for that eveni...

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Timing of parking and permit charge increases angers businesses and residents

Timing of parking and permit charge increases angers businesses and residents

Eastbourne’s businesses and residents are angry that East Sussex County Council chose to impose steep display Parking and on-street Parking Permit increases at the beginning of July when the town was emerging from an extended Lockdown due to COVID 19.  The Tory majority dismissed Pat Rodohan’s p...

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