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May 20 2014.

Cllr. Rob Blackman, Leader of Lewes District Council and Norman Baker MP, used a Ministerial visit to press home the importance of Splash Point and the beach to local people.

Cllr. Blackman said, “We chose today, when Greg Barker MP, Ministerial representative for flood recovery in East Sussex visited the district, to speak strongly to the Minister and senior representatives from the Environment Agency (EA) about Splash Point and the beach and their economic significance in terms of visitors to the area.”

Both Lewes District Council and Seaford Town Council have pledged money to repair the damage to Splash Point, but as yet, the EA has refused to contribute to any scheme.

Norman Baker added, “I think that both the EA and the Minister were left under no illusion that the public expect to see action from all sides to get this highly valued area open to the public once more.”

The Minister spent time talking about Splash Point and the way that the EA manage the beach before moving on to Newhaven, to look at the areas affected by the recent flooding and the plans for the regeneration of the East Quay.