Final Day To Have Say On Eastbourne Downland Farms

Friday 3rd March 2017

eastbourne buzz news - South Downs

It’s the final day to return slips from the Eastbourne Review to Town Hall.

The Borough Council’s poll on whether the town would rather see the freehold to the Downland farms sold, or frontline services cut, closes at the end of the day (3 March).

The authority says selling the freehold would raise vital funds for capital projects around the town, but campaigners say the Downland farms are not the council’s to sell, saying it was bought for the people of Eastbourne in perpetuity.

Leader of the Council, David Tutt has previously pledged to honour the result of the poll, regardless of which way it falls. However, the Conservatives have repeatedly called for a full consultation and referendum into the matter, criticising the LibDems’ handling of the situation.

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