LAST week some elderly friends of ours from Canada visited Hastings for the first time.
They were were delighted by what they saw but were surprised at the absence of a seafront bus service. To get from West St Leonards to the Old Town necessitated waiting up to 15 minutes for a bus to the railway station and a similar time waiting for another bus to complete the journey. Rather than put them to such time-consuming inconvenience (and being without a car) we were obliged to take a taxi both ways.
Why is it that Hastings/St Leonards is the only major conurbation on the south coast without a seafront bus service? Is it because our borough council isn’t interested in attracting visitors? Or is it that successive administrations - Conservative or Labour - have been completely lacking in imagination?
JEREMY AND ROSEMARY GORING
West Hill Road