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EASTBOURNE Town Hall is to remain closed for the time being.

The building in Grove Road has been shut since lockdown.

With most businesses in town now open once again, there were hopes the Town Hall would open.

Mayor Steve Wallis posted at the weekend: “The town hall will not be opening for meetings until the new year.”

A council spokesperson said this afternoon: “At present, the reception desk at the Town Hall is closed to the public due to safety concerns over Covid-19.

“We continue to monitor the situation with partners who share the reception area and will only reopen when everyone feels it is safe to do so.  

“Residents wishing to contact the council are asked to continue to do this via the website www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/contact-us.”