Okay, time for the facts. When people go on about Eastbourne receiving £2 million from central Government as help to recover after the pier, can I remind everyone that Hastings received £1.7 million from central Government through the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF).
We had one of the first, and one of the largest funds. Eastbourne also got their £2 million from the CCF, but in 2010 this fund was not set up, it came about in 2012, when Hastings received our share. So please, let’s get some facts straight and start having a decent debate about how we support our neighbours in this difficult time.