Eastbourne is in the top priority areas for potential development as we are a coastal community.

The government has announced the £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund to invest in high-value local infrastructure.

We have been allocated £125,000 to use to work up bids for projects with up to £20 million available for projects, or up to £50 million if it involves transport.

Caroline Ansell said: “As the MP, I will have a role to play with local authorities in making sure any bids we put in champion the prospects of constituents.

This is big money that could make a difference to Eastbourne’s communities and transport infrastructure.

The way forward now is to identify projects, work up a business case and for everyone to work together for the good of the town to unlock this money.

I certainly want to hear from local people and local organisations about what we should bid for.

We need to build back better and, again, the government is looking to spend considerable sums in Eastbourne to make that happen.”