Probationers to clear sea defences

PROBATIONERS will be clearing sand from the sea defence wall at Chapel St Leonards to pay back their debt to society.

Between six and 10 minor offenders will be deployed to the task as part of the Community Payback Scheme.

Chapel St Leonards Parish Council agreed at its latest meeting last Monday to pay £60 for a day’s clearance, after a charge was imposed on the previously free service in the wake of budget constraints.