THE LibDems who run Eastbourne Borough Council have confirmed that Airbourne will be back for 2023.

Not good enough, says our Tory MP Caroline Ansell:

“It was fantastic to see the sky over Eastbourne came alive with the Red Arrows and other aircraft this year after a two year hiatus. 

Airbourne is a very special part of the Eastbourne calendar and underpins our tourism economy – some £27 million according to Eastbourne Borough Council.

That is why I am delighted that following my campaign to Keep Airbourne Flying the council has duly given the go ahead for a return next year. 

This delay is very unfortunate – I already had businesses get in touch with me that the uncertainty was causing them difficulty but this go ahead will allow crucial planning to make Airbourne 2023 a success. 

Our carbon-neutral commitment is important but we must find ways to achieve this which won’t decimate our visitor economy. 

Project manager for the first Airbourne Anne Angel told me “I would have welcomed a stronger commitment than a single year from the council to build real confidence in the event’s future but it’s good news for the town that the event has been saved at least for 2023

I too would like that longer term commitment and call on the council to honour this. Please do sign up to my campaign to Keep Airbourne Flying below!”