Tide Mills remains in good shape

NEWHAVEN: Tide Mills. 20-12-11
NEWHAVEN: Tide Mills. 20-12-11

A stretch of path next to the creek at Tide Mills has been widened by a voluntary group.

The Friends of Tide Mills said the beauty spot remains in very good shape due to visitors taking their litter home.

The group was delighted to welcome 16 volunteers to its Christmas meeting, where they collected eight sacks of rubbish at the shingle beach between Seaford and Newhaven.

After the clear up was finished on Sunday December 15, the volunteers enjoyed a Christmas picnic, unfortunately in damp weather.

Friends of Tide Mills chairman Jim Skinner said: “We were very pleased to welcome two new members to our steadily growing but still very jolly band.

“The amount of rubbish found was at least in part due to the recent gales and generally Tide Mills remains in very good shape largely down to people now taking more interest in the area and taking their litter home - brilliant.

“In addition to our littering efforts we also managed to widen a stretch of path next to the creek which in time we hope to complete all the way down to the Newhaven end.

“It is to be hoped that as we continue to make good progress in littering the site we will be able to increasingly undertake similar work in the future.”

The first meeting of 2014 will be held on Sunday January 19.

Volunteers meet at the beach end of the Old Village Road that runs up from the level crossing, from 10am until 12 noon.

All are welcome. More information from brian.skinner2@btinternet.com