Government in 2006 did nothing to help pier

In response to the pier article featured in last week’s Hastings Observer, surely the real damage came to the pier in 2006 when it was closed for business? I remember walking along the promenade past, the slowly decaying pier day after day, and yet the Labour Government at the time did nothing to help and support the local economy and businesses that were affected.

Let’s have a reality check here – the real damage was in 2006, and the Labour Government did nothing.

Councillor Liam Atkins

Conquest Ward

Deputy chairman

Hastings and Rye Conservatives