Resident fundraising means windsock has returned to seafront

The windsock's return has been welcomed by sailors and local residents alike. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
The windsock's return has been welcomed by sailors and local residents alike. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

A WINDSOCK that had disappeared from the seafront has returned to Lee-on-the-Solent, thanks to a residents association.

Members of the Lee Residents Association raised funds for a new windsock after the previous one was taken down, saying that it is an ‘important part of the seafront’.

Stuart Ashworth from the Lee Residents Association said: ‘The windsock disappeared around the middle of last year, so we started a campaign to get it back.

‘It’s something that people use a lot for sailing and so on and for people to have it back is a great feeling.

‘At the end of the day it is just a windsock but it is nice to not only have a landmark back, but also to return something that held a lot of importance to people.’