Update from Eastbourne Borough Council Leader David Tutt on 25-Jul-22

Now that we are down to the final two in the contest to be our next Prime Minister, I have watched some of the debates between them. They have very different styles and policies, and from the way that they have been attacking each other, the one thing that is clear is no matter who wins, they won’t be leading a united Conservative party. 

There are still just over four weeks to go before the new PM is announced, but for those wanting to avoid the political debate, there is plenty to do in Eastbourne this August.  For those looking for a cultural experience, EODS will once again be performing Shakespeare. The production this year is ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, which will be held in the magical setting of the Italian Gardens, at 19.30 every evening (except Sunday) until the 6 August. Tickets can be purchased from the theatres box office. If, however, you are looking for some free entertainment for the children, popular Punch and Judy man, Ray Sparks will be returning to the Wish Tower slopes every Tuesday and Thursday, with shows at 12.00 and 14.00 until 30 August, fun and laughter guaranteed.

More free entertainment comes in the form of Airbourne, which is returning after a two-year absence, for four days between 18-21 August.  With the world-famous Red Arrows performing every day, the Tigers parachute team and historic aircraft such as the Spitfire, this promises to be an action-packed event. Programmes which include discount vouchers for use at many local businesses are on sale now. My thanks go to the Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club for organising the bucket collection.  The money donated not only helps to ensure the continuation of the event but also supports local charities. The three chosen this year are: the RNLI; The Children with Cancer Fund; and the Samaritans. We always welcome new volunteer bucket collectors. If you are able to help, please let the Rotary Club know.

Stay safe and enjoy summer!

David Tutt


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