EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell says it feels like life may well be getting back to normal.

Here’s her weekly message: “Tangible signs life is getting back to normal abounded over the last few days with busy shops and hospitality in Eastbourne as the weather slowly improves and we look forward to further lockdown easing on the 17th May.

Last weekend I met up with National Citizen Service (NCS) Changemakers for a beach clean. The group planned the clean as part of NCS Action Days in April and nationally thousands of young people have helped in their local communities. The Changemakers chose to support Plastic Free Eastbourne for the clean and collected six bags of litter.

Joining these committed and bright young people for the beach clean and discussing their social action projects was one of the highlights of my week and I thank them for inviting me to be involved.

I am a massive fan of the NCS. It does a great deal to bring young people together with a common purpose to help their communities and understand others. Already sixty-four young people in Eastbourne are signed up for the summer and I will be spreading the word so more have the same opportunity in the seasons to come.”