From: Carole Woodland, Cooden Drive, Bexhill
I have never regretted moving to Bexhill from Maidstone 14 years ago.
Wandering around the town late on a Friday afternoon, it was good to see the maps available to visitors, the toilets in Devonshire Square newly cleaned, work going on to revamp the Old Cinema and the former hospice shop-front on De La Warr Road being replaced, and I live in hope that something will be done to stir the owner to repair St Andrew’s Church.
Visiting shops was the usual pleasure as one is sure of a friendly welcome and good customer service.
I have also been struck recently by the spirit of the people of Bexhill when they open their gardens to the public, whether it be for the NGS, St Michael’s Hospice or St Peter’s Church. Visiting a village open garden recently I was struck by the contrast.
There, the important thing, it seemed, was to ignore visitors and be seen lounging around with a glass of wine in your hand.
In Bexhill one is made to feel like a valued guest when visiting a garden.
These business owners and residents are surely the people we need to redress the democratic deficit in Bexhill. They love the town and know what is best for it.
Let us see some of them as town councillors, as they are not from rural Rother, and they will stand up for our town.
Then we may see some action taken on the parking problems in Little Common and Bexhill and ensure a fence goes round the boating lake where it is close to the children’s play area.
Yes, we need a Bexhill Town Council.
Long live the spirit of Bexhill.