Two new natural willow frames have been created and installed at two Eastbourne landmarks for visitors to take photographs of their favourite views.

The frames – at the Redoubt and Beachy Head – allow people to frame themselves and their favourite view and invites them to share it on social media using the hashtag #FrameYourMoments. The frames have been created by Dominic Parrette of Sussex Willow, a Sussex based company which produces traditional and contemporary designs using traditional tools and techniques. The flint was kindly donated by Duncan Ellis of Longbridge.

Eastbourne Borough Council’s lead member for Tourism and Culture Councillor Margaret Bannister said, “Eastbourne has many wonderful and much-loved viewpoints, and these are two of my favourites at Splash Point by the Redoubt and up at Beachy Head.

“We are thrilled to have worked with two local businesses to bring these frames to life, with the natural materials used as a nod to the incredible landscape, downland and beaches around us.

“We are encouraging people to get outdoors and frame the landscape in a different way. I hope lots of residents and visitors will enjoy our lovely seafront and Downs, take a picture through the frame and upload it to social media using the hashtag #FrameYourMoments”

This project has been funded through the European Regional Development Fund, via the Welcome Back Fund to help communities build back better after the Covid-19 pandemic.