Castle revamp must be a priority

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I READ with disappointment of the ‘kibosh of the revamp of Hastings Castle by the lottery fund’ (Observer comments).

However, and I may be missing the point, but ‘better facilities for staff, a new ticket office , replacement toilets’ etc would not be top of my agenda.

The reconstruction of a historic castle would be my first priority, together with a museum etc. Visitors would be more attracted to Hastings by this ‘revamp’, than by new toilets, ticket office etc (however desirable).

Would the council representatives responsible for the presentation to the Lottery Fund (for over a decade?) get real over Hastings.

If toilets are required, this is the council’s responsibility.

MIKE GILES

Stanley Road.