IT IS reported that the Beachy Head lighthouse will no longer boast its iconic red and white bands.
It will revert into a tatty white structure indistinguishable against the cliffs.
This will be a great loss of character to Eastbourne and the whole coast.
We welcome the news that a campaign is being set up to prevent this vandalism and Beachy Head Countryside Centre will give it all the support we can.
We have a working model of the lighthouse at the Centre and as a first step we will match all the contributions into this pound for pound and donate the total to this campaign.
We hope this offer will inspire Stephen Lloyd and others to increase their efforts.
Chairman of Beachy Head Countryside Centre