Concern over Shoreham bridge ribbons tribute

A meeting is to be held over the Shoreham Airshow ribbons tribute on the Old Toll Bridge after residents raised concern that it is bad for the environment.

Tribute to Matt Jones on the Old Toll Bridge     Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Tribute to Matt Jones on the Old Toll Bridge Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Leader of West Sussex County Council Louise Goldsmith said she has listened to concerns and will address them in a meeting.

She said: “We are listening to the friends and families about this extremely sensitive issue and would like to meet them to discuss a way forward. The ribbon display will not come down before that meeting. We would ask members of the community to help pick up any ribbons that come off the bridge over the weekend.”

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Hundreds of ribbons were tied to the bridge last Thursday (October 8) in memory of victim Matt Jones from Littlehampton.

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