‘Major progress’ in tidying Tide Mills

Tide Mills beach
Tide Mills beach

More than 20 people clubbed together and collected 16 bags of rubbish from Tide Mills last weekend.

The Friends of Tide Mills also erected six Ringed Plover nesting warning signs to the

Seaford side of the old village.

A spokesman for the Friends of Tide Mills said: “Last year a pair of these little birds had their best Tide Mills breeding success that we know of, successfully raising several young.

“Obviously, as these birds nest on the ground, any disturbance is likely to cause breeding failure so we do ask that people, and dogs in particular, are kept from entering the breeding area.

“The signs will be recovered during the summer and we hope this is not a problem.”

At the meeting, the group also said that to date they have still received no further information regarding Network Rail’s proposal to replace the existing kissing gates over the railway line with a bridge.

Organisers urged people to come and join them at their next meeting, and said they are now seeing major progress in caring for the beauty spot.

The spokesman continued: “Our next meeting is Sunday the 15th of March, always the third Sunday of each month, meeting at 10am at the Waymarker adjacent to the beach at the road leading from the level crossing. Our meetings last nominally for two hours but all are welcome no matter how much time can be spared.

“Please do join us, we really are seeing major progress now in the care of this wonderful place.”

For more information about the Friends of Tide Mills or to join them at their next meeting email brian.skinner2@btinternet.com. You can also find out more information from the Friends of Tide Mills website at: http://www.friendsoftidemills.webs.com. The Friends of Tide Mills is a small, informal group of local people interested in maintaining and preserving the beauty spot.