EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell has vowed: “The road to a normal life is open.

Here’s her latest message: “The further easing of lockdown restrictions has been a real boost to Eastbourne with shops and attractions now open and, crucially, pubs and restaurants can serve customers outside.

It was great to see the great British public wrapped up all around town enjoying themselves whatever the weather.

We are looking forward to a bumper summer as the roadmap out of lockdown continues and the 21st June when all restrictions are lifted is a little over two months from now.

In the coming days, I hope to see you in Eastbourne and Willingdon as I get out to speak to retailers, bar owners, restaurateurs, community leaders and residents to gauge how things are going and what I can feed back to ministers.

The good news after such a bleak winter continues as all over 50s have now been offered a jab and those aged 45 and over are now being asked to come forward. Infections rates, hospital admissions and deaths from covid, particularly in those who are older, continue to fall rapidly.

We do need to remain cautious, especially around new variants taking hold in the UK, but the vaccines are safe and effective and the road to a normal life is open.”