ACTION has been taken to tackle problems with street drinkers who gather at the advertising hoarding in Terminus Road, Eastbourne.

The hoarding, which has a concrete seat running around the bottom of it, was put in place many years ago.

The borough council has now decided to remove it.

Council leader David Tutt said: “The joint agencies tackling this issue are recruiting an outreach worker to work with the street community and help them find ways of changing their lives.”