From: Anne Rooney, Homefield Road, Wimbledon Village, London
I grew up in St Leonards and went to the bathing pool at West St Leonards.
The St Leonards I grew up in was an elegant and vibrant town with good shops at Marine Parade, a Viennese Cafe, and Russell and Bromleys on the London Road.
The main attractions for the town was the outdoor bathing pool in St Leonards and the seawater-fed indoor pool on the seafront by the pier.
Hastings council destroyed both of these and the indoor pool became an ice-rink, I have no idea what it is now, but such a waste of a wonderful facility for holidaymakers on a rainy day.
Look at what Penzance has done with their outdoor Deco Pool on the seafront.
Despite being destroyed by a huge storm, the local people have raised enough money to have it renovated and have now installed a geothermal heating system and the pool will be open all year round providing an amazing benefit for the tourist trade.
They have produced a video which you can see on Cornwall Live.
Why is it not possible for Hastings council to re-open the pools and regenerate the town?
It is so sad to see the destruction of a once stunningly attractive town with amazing architecture.