Update from Eastbourne Borough Council Leader David Tutt on 18-Jul-22

As I write this on Sunday evening, it is very hot and even with the windows open there is very little air.  Whilst some may welcome hot weather, make no mistake, it can be very dangerous.  It is important to remember to use sun cream and carry water with you when you are going out.  Please think of dogs too.  Never leave them unattended in cars and try the pavement test before walking them.  To do this, put your hand on the pavement and if you can’t hold it there for 5 seconds it is too hot to take them for a walk. During these high temperatures I hope that residents will understand the decision to halt refuse collections at 11.00 as we do not want the team working in the midday sun.

With the school summer holidays here there is an opportunity for both teachers and students to have a well-earned rest.  The past couple of years have been tough. The Covid lockdowns made remote education difficult and the return to school will not have been easy, as students needed to settle back into a classroom environment and attempt to catch-up on lost learning.

As always there is plenty to do in town.  ‘Eastbourne Pride’ returns this weekend, with the parade leaving the pier at 11.00 on Saturday and heading to Princes Park where there will be entertainment and a variety of food and drink stalls. Capacity at Princes Park is limited, and tickets can be purchased at  https://eastbournepride.org/   

For those looking for a show to entertain the kids, the Congress Theatre is staging David Walliams hilarious comedy ‘Gangster Granny’ from the 3-6 August

Anyone familiar with the Towner Art Gallery will know of local wartime artist Eric Ravilious.  Sadly, he died when his plane crashed whilst he was undertaking a wartime commission in 1942. To coincide with the 80th anniversary of his death, Towner cinema will be showing the film ‘Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War’ until the 14 August.


Stay safe and enjoy summer!

David Tutt

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