Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre will be reopening on September 7 at a new venue which has angered some residents.

The TIC is moving from Cornfield Road to the Welcome Building next to the Congress Centre in the Devonshire Quarter.

Councillor Margaret Bannister, Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, said: “As the use of the digital world has increased over recent years, the Cornfield Road location has experienced a steady decrease in footfall.

“Funding cuts by central government to local authorities has further jeopardised the future of our Tourist Information Centre.”

Some residents on our Facebook page are unhappy at the decision.

Eleanor Dudley posted: “Why don’t you just close it now, that’s the plan – because you know it won’t be used. Thank you EBC.”

Geoffrey Cooper said: “The excuse is less people using the building (footfall), well there will be even less when it’s moved. It will be closed down next year. I can’t see the council paying for the facility when no-one uses it.”

And Stephen Halbhuber posted: “Instead of a Costa coffee in the train station, why didn’t they put the tourist information in the station right in the centre of town?”