Hundreds turn out to meeting over tip

Seaford tip, possible closure.
Seaford tip, possible closure.

Hundreds of residents turned out to a public meeting on Friday to discuss proposals to close Seaford’s household waste and recycling unit.

The facility at Cradle Hill has been earmarked for closure and has led to a petition being set up calling on it to remain open and has gathered more than 1,300 signatures.

Seaford Town Council called the meeting which saw 350 people turn out to Seaford Baptist Church and Councillor Sam Adeniji, who has set up the epetition, said 200 more had to be turned away because there was not enough space. Seaford mayor Councillor Anthony White, Councillor Ian White, leader of Seaford Town Council, and the town’s MP Norman Baker spoke on the issue. A second meeting is being organised and will take place on Friday November 29 at the same venue at 7pm.

Cllr Adeniji said, “It was a very good turnout and a very positive meeting, it was nice to see the strength of feeling against the proposal.”