Work starts on Seaford beach garden

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COMMUNITY Payback workers will be helping with the sunken garden project in Seaford for the next two weeks.

The scheme involves creating a green space on the seafront capable of withstanding blustery conditions.

For the following four weeks the workers will also be tasked with painting the Martello toilets.

The garden is being designed by the architect of Worthing’s beach garden.

The projects are part of Seaford Community Partnership seafront theme group’s attempts to encourage more people to visit the seafront.

The Community Payback scheme is a sentence, which is set by the court at anything between 40 and 300 hours, depending on the seriousness of the crime and the offender’s record.

In Surrey and Sussex offenders must work at least seven hours – or one full day – per week, either as part of a group or on a single placement.

Work carried out includes grounds clearance, building, painting and decorating or litter picking and graffiti removal.

The scheme is run by Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust’s Community Payback initiative.