So Eastbourne Borough Council wants to make Eastbourne more youth-friendly.

"Why?" I ask myself. "What's the matter with it as it is?" The answer comes back, "Nothing. Remember the old saying, 'if it's not broken, don't fix it'."

What do they want to do, turn it into a smaller version of Brighton City?

Do they really think the residents of Eastbourne or the people who come to the resort for a relaxing holiday or a quiet weekend and a nice stroll along the prom, prom, prom - sorry I nearly broke into a song - want that?

Maybe Eastbourne's councillors should visit Brighton on a Friday or Saturday night after the clubs and pubs have emptied out. How long do they think their lovely flower displays would last after they had been used as public toilets.

Why not ask Norman Cook (alias Fat Boy Slim) to do a sort of Rio Eastbourneo beach party, mix a few tunes and shout "are yer ready"

a few times.

The older people would really appreciate that, man, they would think it was cool, really wicked.

I visit Eastbourne quite a lot and find it very relaxing. It has a pier, excellent theatres and plenty to see and do so why change it?

Before long, we will have no traditional seaside resorts.

What's wrong with candy floss, toffee apples and lazing in a deckchair with your kiss-me-quick hat on? Think again Eastbourne.

-Paul-John Harris, Newhaven