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Great news! Gary the Chimney Sweep is available to work in Eastbourne, remember I can help you with any of the following:

  • Chimney Swept & Vacuumed
  • Wood Burners & Stoves
  • Full Chimney Service & Restoration
  • Wood Stove Restoration
  • Bird nests removed
  • Complete Safety Inspections
  • Chimney Pots, Cowls and Bird guards
  • Free Advice on Chimney Liners
  • Colour CCTV Surveys

If you have any queries or if there is another related job that you have in mind then don't hesitate to contact me by phone: 07825 163864, email: info@garythechimneysweep.co.uk or by using the chimney sweep enquiry form.


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Peer through the mists of time for the origins of Eastbourne and you'd find a hint of Stone Age and Roman settlements and even Saxon inhabitants. For the most part there were a scattering of abodes in this downland-dominated stretch of land by the English Channel, which encircled the 'Bourne' (stream). The arrival of the railway in 1849 rapidly increased the population and the story has been step-by-step growth since with a splendid vista of Victorian architecture, influenced by the Continent. This honeypot site for tourism is known for its attractions: top level international tennis, four theatres, Napoleonic fort, nearness to Beachy Head, numerous fish and chip shops, ice cream galore, and a traditional seafront with pier, and the typical fanfare that accompanies such innocent hedonism. The Sovereign Harbour and other developments prove the location is alive and kicking. The town is also seeing a revival in business interests, helped by MP Stephen Lloyd. When sunny days turn colder though, residents shut themselves indoors to shelter from the wintry winds blasting in, from the sea. Even then, there is still comfort for family and friends to sit around a snug, warm fire, below a chimney flue swept, no doubt, by the Master Sweep of Eastbourne: Gary the Chimney Sweep. 

Eastbourne contains a wonderful mix of architecture ranging from Victorian to Georgian, to pre and post war types. These styles are found in residences across the town, on streets such as Grand Parade, King's Drive, Langney Road, Willingdon Road, Compton Place Road, Stuart Avenue, Victoria Drive, the grandly named Royal Sussex Crescent, Cobbold Avenue, Charleston Road, Gorringe Road and Commercial Road. That's the beauty of Eastbourne. It's not just public buildings, which draw aesthetic merit but homes across the town.  

Local politics is colourful in Eastbourne with a close battle between Lib Dems and Conservatives in recent years. Caroline Ansell, for the Tories, beat Lib Dem Stephen Lloyd in 2015 but he won the seat back in 2017. Eastbourne Borough Council oversees the locality on matters such as recycling and planning. There are a number of high quality educational facilities in Eastbourne including Ratton School, Eastbourne College, Cavendish School, Moira House Girls School, Willingdon Community School, Causeway School, The Eastbourne Academy and St Bede's School. The University of Brighton also has an Eastbourne campus. 

Eastbourne and its nearby area, with the dramatic backdrop of waves and cliffs, and bustling town centre, has been used as a location for various films. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire included the Seven Sisters in one scene. Notes on a Scandal, an Academy-award nominated film, has scenes from Beachy Head as well as Royal Parade and a local hotel. Half a Sixpence (1969) had scenes from Eastbourne Pier and bandstand. TV series have also used Eastbourne for scenes including detective series, Agatha Christie's Marple, the comedies French and Saunders, and The Two Ronnies as well as Little Britain, and the drama Westbeach.    

Cultural interest is particularly centered on the theatres in Eastbourne, which draws crowds from all over Sussex and further beyond. There's nothing quite like sitting down for a quick Italian pasta meal or promenading with a perky paper parcel of fish n' chips with perhaps just enough time for an ice cream cone or pot of tea, just before heading inside for one of the many shows at the theatres - the Congress Theatre or Devonshire Park Theatre. The theatres host West End shows on tour, or more individualised styles of dramatic performance such as Alan Ayckbourn's plays, amongst other styles depicted on stage by a wider variety of producers. Both theatres certainly attract a faithful following from people and make a major, highly positive contribution to the town of Eastbourne within the sector of arts and related culture, promoting Eastbourne'e image as a town welcoming to tourists. 

Eastbourne's gardens and parks are a beautiful sight and a real highlight of the seaside town. Hampden Park is arguably the most famous, nowadays with its own railway station. It was opened in 1906 and now boasts several facilities for rugby, bowling, football, tennis and a children's play area. Shinewater Park is larger, based in Langney, with a children's playground, basketball, BMX, football and fishing facilities. Princes Park, named after the Duke of Windsor (Prince of Wales) in 1931, is on the seafront and has a children's play area and a lake, with a population of swans. Watersports are also enjoyed on the lake. Gildredge Park is an open park, which is enjoyed by families with play facilities and a cafe. Devonshire Park is another recreation spot, also the Italian Gardens, Helen Gardens and Carpet Gardens - known for floral displays.    

Eastbourne has enjoyed a fair share of famous folk. PM Theresa May was born in the town. Political enthusiasts from a very different perspective - Karl Marx and Frederick Engels - often visited the vicinity. Lewes Caroll, of Alice in Wonderland, liked Eastbourne so much that he is recorded as visiting the town for holidays some 19 times, staying in holiday lodgings in Lushington Road. Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man when he died aged 113 in 2009, was a resident. There was also composer Claude Debussy, writer Charles Webb, Percy Sillitoe, director of MI5 and children's author, Annie Keary. 

Eastbourne Railway Station serves the town, with Southern services providing regular routes for commuters to and from other areas. The station itself was built in 1886 and there's another railway station which is based just outside Eastbourne, called Hampden Park -north of the town. All train services pass Hampden Park on the way to the main central railway station. Services head for Hastings and also to Lewes and up to London. It takes one-and-a-half hours to travel by train from Eastbourne to London Victoria. 

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