eastbourne is the largest place in england to not have a burger king!I suppose that's an improvement, but it depends on what changes are planned internally that will really make the difference. I haven't been for a while, but last time I went it was certainly stuck in the 90s.
It should also attempt to up its retail offering and attract shoppers who go to Brighton. It can certainly support a better retail mix than what it has currently.
i don't think this is true at all either. for example there is ONE wine merchant in eastbourne open to the public, there is a single camera shop in the whole of town - jessops - which is a truly awful place with no selection at all (they couldn't even give me a 52mm uv filter yesterday). the nearest specialist camera shop is in polegate. in both of these cases there are multiple independent retailers in hailsham which is only a few miles away. hailsham also has a proper large fish shop in it, rather than a small place crammed into a converted lower floor of a house. speaking of hailsham, that has a burger king! :nuts:Eastbourne suffers from being too close to Brighton. Between 33 and 42 minutes on the train, 3-4 of them an hour.
Yup! Despite being so close geographically to London, Europe (via Newhaven, Folkestone and Dover) the Sussex coast must be amongst the most poorly served areas of any region in the UK with respect to rail or road infrastructure.Eastbourne suffers from poor road and rail links to London.