Views sought on breakwater proposal

Splash Point Seaford
Splash Point Seaford

THE ARTICLE in the Seaford Gazette of June 1, Warning issued after boy is rescued from sea, is obviously of concern.

Local people who use the beach regularly will know the improved gradient now provided by the Environment Agency has undoubtedly improved access and given pedestrians on the promenade the opportunity to watch the waves actually reaching the shore.

However, it is still very unfortunately the case that the unrestricted, sweeping nature of the beach does result in both a strong along shore current and random water surge at certain states of tide and weather.

The Environment Agency is unable, under its current rules, to provide funding for “amenity gain”- which of course is very frustrating to all who can remember just how wonderful and safe our beach used to be.

The Seaford Seafront Theme Group is at an early stage of designing and costing the provision of a reef/breakwater sheltered beach somewhere along the Seaford sea frontage – possibly between Splash Point and Martello Tower. We very much welcome any views on this proposal and I am very happy to be the contact for further information at brian.skinner2@btinternet.com

At this stage we would be very pleased to hear from any artist who could be interested in producing an impression of our proposal.

I would also like to remind of the petition, still running in the Old Plough in Church Street, which has undoubtedly enabled such a positive attitude now being shown by the Environment Agency, with which the town council and Seafront Theme Group have now reached a very co-operative relationship with.

Jim Skinner

The Grove

Denton