A COMMUNITY group is hosting a jumble sale to help save the Madeira Terraces this weekend.

Save Madeira Terraces wants the Grade II* listed structure on Brighton seafront to be fully repaired and restored. 

The group has held raffles to raise money towards the 132-year-old structure’s restoration as well as clean-ups along its 865 metre length.

On Saturday 12 the group is hosting its first ever jumble sale in the latest effort to raise funds. 

The sale will be held at the Latest Music Bar in Manchester Street, Brighton.

The Argus: The group cleaning up the terraces. Rebecca Bunker, John Oetegenn & Jax AtkinsThe group cleaning up the terraces. Rebecca Bunker, John Oetegenn & Jax Atkins

Supporters and members of the group have donated a large range of items and people will be able to come down and buy them from 11am to 5pm. 

Jax Atkins, founder of the group, said: “Support from the public is massively important, it’s our heritage. 

“It’s what people think of when they think of Brighton.

“I always call them the window to Brighton.

“When you walk along and they’re actually nicely painted it’s lovely.

“When the terraces are fully repaired hopefully we can get lighting for them as well. 

“I know there’s lots of things to give money for but this is part of where we live, that people love. 

The Argus: Madeira Terraces. Photo: Terry AplinMadeira Terraces. Photo: Terry Aplin

“They want to see their money going to something they love.” 

The group crowdfunded £463,000 in 2017, which it hoped would go towards three of the 152 arches and prove to be a model for what the future remaining arches could look like.

Planning permission was supposed to be submitted by last summer but will now be this spring.

Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty, leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, said in a council meeting last month that work on Madeira Terrace would not start until 2023.

Argus readers expressed concerns last month that the crumbling Grade II* structure will keep on being delayed every year.

People said they were worried that it would “become another West Pier”.

In 2020, the Madeira Terrace, Madeira Walk, lift tower and related buildings were added to Historic England’s register of heritage at risk.

The “at risk” status came just a year after Historic England upgraded the terrace from Grade II to Grade II*.