OUT IN THE FIELD: Heed warnings to step away from edge

A bird's eye view of the latest cliff fall. Photograph courtesy of BBC South East
A bird's eye view of the latest cliff fall. Photograph courtesy of BBC South East

Some time ago and after countless moans and groans, the highways department put lovely bright arrows on the road on Kings Drive leading up to the Rodmill roundabout and road signs advising drivers which lane they should be in if they wanted to go either left to Cross Levels Way or continue over on to Kings Drive. Perhaps it is time for the department to put similar signs and road markings on the approach to the roundabout coming down from Rodmill Drive as there are often near misses between vehicles not sure which lane they should be in. Or perhaps there just haven’t been enough accidents yet to justify fresh signage.

Well done to the Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership which has won a national award for its work in reconciling offenders and victims. I have huge admiration for victims of crime who meet the offenders who quite often have devastated their lives. They are better people than me. I have my own ideas of restorative justice should anyone break in to my house or similar and it involves a baseball bat. And the offender’s kneecaps. Broken.

Once again another hefty chunk of the cliff has fallen into the sea at Birling Gap. This time between five and 10 metres of cliff top at the Seven Sisters Country Park, which has led to fresh calls for the public to stay away from the edge. Hopefully the small set of mindless idiots that gaily sit on the cliff edge and dangle their legs over the side will take heed as there are bound to be more.

And as the vast majority of us get set to enjoy the long three-day Bank Holiday weekend, I am sending warm congratulations to my old buddy Georgina, aka George, Hall who will be tying the knot with Carl Homer on Saturday in Eastbourne. Have a perfect day and a wonderful life together.

The designs for the long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated new Wish Tower restaurant will go up on display boards for the world and his wife to see next week. Do go along and have a nosey and give the council your views. The email address is wishtowerrestaurant@eastbourne.gov.uk

It’s half term next week and also a welcome break in the GCSE exams timetable that has dominated life in ours and other teenagers’ homes since the beginning of the month. A belated good luck to all those sitting exams. Just remember to do your best. That is all we expect.

As if preparing to leave school this summer isn’t exciting enough for my first born Little Treasure, this week he finally had his braces removed after two years of “traintracks”. Huge thanks go to Victoria Dixon, Sam and Pauline at the Harbour Orthodontic Centre for their caring, friendly, honest and professional approach.

Finally this week, don’t forget it’s the Beer and Cider by the Sea Festival on the Western Lawns. The three-day festival between today and May 29, is set to be bigger and better in what will be its fourth year. See you there.

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