Splash Point set to re-open in six weeks as work begins

Splash point, Seaford closed off. SUS-140619-150721001
Splash point, Seaford closed off. SUS-140619-150721001

Splash Point will re-open to the public within the next six weeks after a contractor was chosen to complete the work at the popular beauty spot.

The area has been closed off since February after it was deemed unsafe following severe damage to the paths and cliff faces caused by the bad storms that battered the south coast over the winter.

Seaford Town Council and Lewes District Council worked closely with the Environment Agency to come up with a plan to repair Splash Point and to build a long-term plan for future work and maintenance.

While neither council owns the facility, it was decided that each would donate £10,000 to the project from public funds as the site is one so regularly used by residents and visitors.

Following that decision, the contract was awarded to local company C J Thorne & Co Ltd, who has carried out similar work in Brighton and Eastbourne.

The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Mark Brown, said, “This is great news and shows how the council is now working well with our partners to get things done for the people of Seaford.”

Seaford Town Council Leader and District Councillor Paul Franklin, said, “I am delighted that we have all been able to work together to get this far and look forward to seeing Splash Point open again for everyone to enjoy.”

Seaford MP Norman Baker added, “I am overjoyed to hear that Splash Point is finally getting some of the attention it deserves and will hopefully be reopened to the public in time for the summer holiday period. The investment from Lewes District Council and Seaford Town Council has been warmly received by residents, but am disappointed at the lack of contribution from the Environment Agency. I hope to see this as the start of the ongoing attention the area needs to ensure this as a place for visitors in the future and not a sticking plaster till the next time.”