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Seaford-Stay safe on the Sussex cliffs

Submitted on 15 October 2018 by STC Officers

Stay safe on the Sussex cliffs

Following the 2 recent cliff falls at Seaford Head, Seaford Town Council would like to remind residents and visitors to stay safe and take full notice of warning signs and keep a safe distance from the cliff edge, at least 5 metres or 15 feet, and away from the cliff face when on the beach beneath at all times.

As was unfortunately shown last year it is also easy to lose your balance on a cliff edge when a visitor did so whilst having her picture taken, she fell to her death.

The chalk sea cliffs are in a constant process of erosion caused by the sea and weather. Cliff falls can occur at any time of year and can be of a significant size such as the 50,000 ton fall which occurred on Seaford Head during the summer of 2017.

At many locations there are overhangs or faults in the cliffs that cannot be seen from the cliff tops.

Everyone enjoying the downland and coast needs to exercise common sense and take heed of the warning signs in the area. These signs inform visitors through pictures and clear statements of the risk of falling from the cliffs.

If you see anyone in danger or witness someone who has fallen, the advice is to immediately dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard and not to attempt to rescue them.


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