I love this town and its events

Dear Norman Churcher, and any other miserable Bexhill residents.

What a sad, bitter letter to write into your local paper. I’ve never written in before, but am so shocked by your words that I felt I had to respond.

You seem to take such pleasure in the fact that a group of people will have put their heart and soul into many late nights, with huge enthusiasm to make an event happen in this town, only for the weather to spoil it.

What about the small businesses that had set up stands and invested hard earned money into trying to find new customers at such an event?

Did you never work hard at a business, or really put your heart into an event? Clearly not.

We’ve all got vastly different interests, although I suspect you may have none at all. I take great pleasure in seeing events such as the 20s Day and the new World Record our town holds as a result.

Events like the carnival, the seafood event on the DLWP lawns, the French Market in Devonshire Road, the Horse trials in the Polegrove are all wonderful for this little town.

Yes they cause us all a little disruption be it parking or noise or closed areas, but it’s for ONE DAY in a year for most events and brings so many people to the town and so much enjoyment to them, that any minor disruption is worth it.

I love this town, and I’ve had the chance to compare it to many others as I’m very lucky in that I get to work all over the world, funnily enough with motorsport, that you seem to so detest.

We have a great heritage in Bexhill with our history in motorsport, and having the Gymkhana here last year was wonderful, seeing riders in a National Championship push their own personal limits right in our town centre.

You’re obviously somewhat out of touch with the sport with your Barry Sheene remarks; heard of Crutchlow, Redding or Smith? Hamilton and Button?

All great British motorsport competitors who had to start somewhere in ‘grass roots’ motorsport. Hopefully last years Gymkhana will inspire some more kids to chase a career in motorsport as I did.

If NIMBY’s (Not In My Back Yard) like you had their way we wouldn’t have any events ever, anywhere.

If that’s what you want go and buy yourself a remote little house in the middle of nowhere you can revel in your own misery, on your own.

Andrew Coley

Cooden Drive


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