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February 16 2015.

Jim Skinner writes:

Friends of Tide Mills completed the monthly clean up yesterday. 21 of us collected 16 sacks of rubbish and also erected six Ringed Plover nesting warning signs to the Seaford side of the old village.

Last year a pair of these little birds had their best Tide Mills breeding success that we know of, successfully raising several young. Obviously as these birds nest on the ground, any disturbance is likely to cause breeding failure, so we do ask that people, and dogs in particular, are kept from entering the breeding area. The signs will be recovered during the Summer and we hope this not a problem.

To date we have still received no further information regarding Network Rail's proposal to replace the existing kissing gates over the railway line with some sort of bridge.

Our next meeting is Sunday the 15th of March (always the third Sunday of each month), meeting at 10.00am at the Waymarker adjacent to the beach at the road leading from the level crossing. Our meetings last nominally for two hours, but all are welcome no matter how much time can be spared. Please do join us, we really are seeing major progress now in the care of this wonderful place.

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