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WHAT IS THE SEAFORD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP?
A group of volunteers who have come together to seek to enhance the experience of living, working and visiting Seaford.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
Directors are drawn from local residents, plus representatives from groups such as Tree Wardens, Youth Forum, Wave Leisure, Cycle Seahaven, Community Rail Partnership, Seaford Chamber od Commerce, Seaford Town Council, Lewes District Council, and E.S.C.C. , as well as statutory authorities.
WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED?
The Shoal --- Sculptural benches, designed by gardener Gabby Tofts and local sculptor Christian Funnell, located on the jetty at Splash Point.
Exercise Path --- Signposted along the Promenade.
Heritage Trail --- Signposts on the Promenade which highlight the history of the town.
Beach Garden --- Garden with newly painted benches for relaxation, located opposite the Promenade.
Open-Air Gym in the Salts, designed for adults.
Tree Planting --- New and replacement trees planted throughout the town.
Play Pad --- Game and exercise area for children, located near Frankie’s Café.
Blue Plaques --- Located on buildings throughout the town to highlight the history of the town.
Seafront Exhibition and Survey ___ Attracted 800 visitors giving their ideas for development and conservation ( in conjunction with the University of Brighton).
Cross-Seaford Transport Working Group --- Meets as required. The group gave transport input to the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Community Partnership is actively involved in 'Impact Seaford’.
The Partnership is looking at beach access and signage linking town and seafront, as well as other enhancements to the seafront and its environs.
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
The Partnership welcomes volunteers willing to help with current projects or with ideas for future ones. If you are interested in joining us, let us know by contacting us at ???????????????
We are very fortunate in living in such a beautiful area and having the benefit of so many voluntary groups in the town catering for a wide range of interests. The Seaford Community Partnership is a group of volunteers that seeks effective ways of making Seaford an even better place to work and relax. We are an alliance of groups (such as Tree Wardens, Youth Forum, Wave Leisure, Cycle Seahaven, the Community Cinema, etc.) representatives from Seaford Town Council, Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council, statutory authorities (such as the police and the youth service) and voluntary and business organisations (such as Chamber of Commerce, Seniors’ Forum, community and sports groups).
We aim to do things rather than talking about by working with partners to create the Exercise Path along the seafront, the Heritage Trail the Beach Garden as well as planting over 1300 trees in streets open spaces and school playing fields. As well as achieving such things we have obtained funding by obtaining grants from the Big Tree Plant (£5000) and assisted the Youth Forum to obtain £20,000 to provide the all-age open air gym in the Salts. Residents have also assisted us with the cost of trees planted on ggrass verges.
We focus on what residents and the business community tell us they want by undertaking questionnaire exercises and held an exhibition of the community's ideas for improvements on the Seafront whilst maintaining its unspoilt nature. We organised two well attended public meetings on the Environmental Agency's proposed flood defences for the town.
We currently have a number of active projects - Improving Splash Point, creating an open air entertainment area at the Martello Tower and Improving Transport and non car access.
We cannot do this alone and need your help. Come to our AGM; give us your ideas on how we can enhance your town; join us and use your skills in getting things done; help us identify sources of funds; help with tree planting and beach garden maintenance.
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The Partnership is not directly funded from public funds. All activities and projects we undertake are funded from applications we make to various national and local grant funding bodies and charities.