More calls for repairs at Splash Point

CONTINUED calls for action have prompted long-awaited repair work at a popular area of Seaford promenade.

Lewes District Council announced that it would start work to repair the structure at Splash Point on Monday, weather permitting.

Both residents and councillors have been calling for urgent action before someone has an accident at the spot, which is popular with tourists and sightseers who come to see the kittiwake colony.

Councillor Bob Brown brought the matter to the attention of colleagues at a meeting in January this year and warned them the railings were deteriorating and as a result the area may need to be shut off.

Since then, there has been a dispute over who is legally responsible for the matter. It is said that the railings were put up in the past by Seaford Urban District Council, whose responsibilities would have been passed on to Lewes District Council in 1974.

Lewes District Council is the tenant but said it is not legally responsible for the matter while the Crown Estate Commissioners also denied it was responsible for maintenance.

The matter was on the agenda at last week's Seaford Town Council meeting where councillors said the saga had gone on for far too long.