Our Friends of Tide Mills Group has just completed its April meeting (Sunday April 15), with 12 of us collecting around 16 sacks of rubbish this time. Several of us managed to clear most of the remnant of the litter caused by the woodchip storage contract in the Port. Thankfully we have been advised by NPP that there will be no repeat of this contract at least for the present.
The South Downs National Park volunteers have also helped clear litter adjacent to the port area, which is obviously very welcome and hopefully follow up visits will be made in the future.
It is very heartening for us that NPP (the land owners), ourselves and the SDNP authority now have a well established and close rapport, which bodes very well for the future of this special place.
The level crossing gates are still unfortunately of major concern, we continue, with others, to push for a proper resolution to the problem from Network Rail.
Our next meeting is Sunday May 20 (always the third Sunday of the month), when as always, all are very welcome. We meet for nominally two hours from 10am, starting from the beach end of Mill Drove (the level crossing to beach road that runs through the old village).
Jim Skinner, Chair, Friends of Tide Mills