EASTBOURNE Pier has reopened today after Lockdown.

It’s been a busy morning with visitors looking for a stroll in the mild weather.

Owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar said: “I am delighted that the pier has reopened.

“Now is the right time.”

He said: “I am proud I have continued to make a substantial investment into Eastbourne Pier at what is very worrying times for businesses and the town generally.

“There is no doubt that Covid 19 will have a long-lasting effect on Eastbourne.

“Reopening the pier after investing heavily is positive news for Eastbourne.”