Eastbourne Conservative Councillors have branded the LibDem Council incompetent for closing the inconic bandstand throughout 2022.

Shadow Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr. Paul Metcalfe, asks “ Why was the work was not carried out during the past couple of years during the pandemic when the bandstand was not in use?”

The cause of the closure follows years of neglect by Eastbourne Borough Council, say the Tories.

Conservative Group Leader, Cllr Robert Smart, criticised the Council two years ago for the delay at that stage, along with delays on the Winter Garden and seafront lighting. We are now two years further on.

He adds “As Eastbourne can open up its tourist facilities for 2022 the iconic bandstand in its central location will lay idle as a lifeless monument. Sadly it will no longer be the UK’s busiest bandstand.”