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I WONDER if it would be possible via the letters page to congratulate the council - elected members and officers - on the overwhelmingly warm welcome that the new seagull proof sacks have had as they have been rolled out across the town centre since last October.

Of course, as with any new scheme, there have been teething troubles, but this initiative has made a real difference to the street scene in Castle Ward (and no doubt other areas of the borough) over the last few months - where folk have used the sacks.

I know that we often talk in negative terms about the cleanliness of our streets, and there is much work still to do by the council, particularly when it comes to a workable scheme to deal with dog mess, but we should also give credit when credit’s due.


Parliamentary spokesperson

Hastings & Rye Lib Dems