Commitment to work is welcome

THANK you for publishing the story about the present deteriorating state of the promenade and groyne at Splash Pont. I am glad to hear that Councillor Ian White, the leader of Seaford Town Council, is prepared “without prejudice” to commit Lewes District Council to carry out urgent repairs early in the New Year to keep the structure from deteriorating further.

Readers of this paper will be aware that for some years now I have been campaigning for a regular programme of maintenance to this part of Seaford’s front, and now (contrary to the impression given by the photograph caption) I am no longer a Town or District Councillor I will feel more able to express my concerns about the position taken by local authorities in the past over this lamentable state of affairs.

The “letter” in question in the photograph last week, was a pledge made three years ago by a member of Lewes District Council to keep the viewing area open for the kittiwake watch, but apart from a perfunctory warning notice put up over a year ago, very little else has yet been done by LDC.

If Councillor White is able to get a positive move on proper maintenance for the area, made then I will be the first to congratulate him on his efforts.

BOB BROWN

Ringmer Road, Seaford