The leader of Eastbourne Borough Council has shared plans to open a microbrewery in the town.
Speaking at the authority’s annual meeting on Tuesday, newly re-elected council leader David Tutt described some of his administration’s plans for the next four years.
Among plans to install electric car chargers at the Hampden Park Retail Park and to move ahead with the new Sovereign Centre, the Liberal Democrat leader said the council was considering opening a microbrewery in an effort to raise income.
“We run bars across Eastbourne and at the golf club. A lot of that profit goes outside of the council.
“We can set up a microbrewery for Eastbourne and not only will it promote the council but it will promote tourism and make a difference for our communities,” he said.
Speaking later, Mr Tutt said: "We would be brewing our own beer and supplying our own outlets.
“That way the profit that currently goes to brewers would remain in-house.”
He stressed the plans were still a work in progress, but confirmed the cabinet would be working with council officers to develop the idea further over the summer.