EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell has said ‘there is great hope for Eastbourne Bandstand.’

Here is her view: “Locally, I was given an update on the Levelling Up Fund award plans going forward to ensure the £20 million given by the Government will deliver on the ambitions it set out to achieve. New jobs, qualifications, skills, and work experience are all key for me.
 
Whilst to date much of the preliminary work has been technical and legal in nature, going forward, I am really keen that local people get to be more engaged and see how the schemes – at Black Robin Farm, Victoria Place and the Towner centenary are developing.  Expect to hear more on this soon.  
 
If the council is to meet its ambitious commitment to apply again to the government’s Levelling Up fund, it has just 44 working days left to write the bid. This is the great hope for the Bandstand and more widely, to do more to celebrate and showcase our glorious seafront.
 
In that light, the Dotto train has been much missed after two years in the shed.  Speaking to its operator, Stagecoach, I am pleased that it will run again from late May but there remain longer term questions over the council’s management of this asset.”