Have your say on next phase of Eastbourne improvements

PEOPLE in Eastbourne are being asked for their views on the next phase of a scheme aimed at improving the town centre.

The proposals for phase two of the improvements would see installation of new public realm materials, seating, cycle parking and lighting between Bankers’ Corner and Langney Road.

Meanwhile, the existing pedestrianised zone in Terminus Road would be extended from Bolton Road to Langney Road, while the one-way sections of Bolton Road and Langney Road would be made two-way, with turning areas at each end.

The work is planned to follow the first phase of the joint East Sussex County Council and Eastbourne Borough Council scheme, which is due to be completed next month.

It has seen improvements around Eastbourne Railway Station, the section of Terminus Road between Ashford Road and Bankers’ Corner and in Cornfield Road and Gildredge Road.

People can have their say online, by completing a paper questionnaire or by attending public drop-in events being held in The Beacon shopping centre.

A spokesman for the project said: “Hopefully people can now see the impact the first phase of the scheme is having as it nears completion.

“It’s important we get people’s feedback before moving on to the next stage, so we’d urge people to take part in the consultation to ensure their views are heard.”

Consultation events will be held in a unit at The Beacon shopping centre, next to Lush, between 10am and 4pm on November 20, 23 and 28 2019, when people will be able to view the plans and meet members of the project team.

People can take part in the consultation, which runs until Tuesday, December 10, online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay or by collecting a paper questionnaire from locations around the town.