SIX Eastbourne hotels are being used for asylum seekers.

That number may well shock many people. Did we really know the figure was that high?

Concerns were expressed on Tuesday at the Eastbourne Society meeting with council leader David Tutt at the Cavendish Hotel.

Cllr Tutt told the meeting that there was cross party concern over this matter and our MP Caroline Ansell has spoken to Robert Jenrick, Immigration Minister.

It would appear that The Home Office has arranged this without any consultation and EBC will be taking out an injunction. Four other councils have done so recently, 3 were successful.