A Bit of History
Since its foundation in 2000, the Partnership has achieved much:
Farmers’ Market from 2002 to 2004;
The Heritage Trail with sign boards and leaflets set up with National Lottery funding;
Produced a 10 year Strategic Plan for the development of Seaford;
Organised Activities for Young People including very successful football training in association with the Youth Service and Brighton & Hove Albion;
Transport Group made a considerable contribution to the Seaford Local Area Transport Survey and helped in the development of Safe Routes to School;
The monthly Cinema at the Downs attracted initial funding until 2008 and further funding revitalised it at the Little Theatre in 2010 for a short time. The present Seaford Community Cinema was a separate very successful initiative by a group of volunteers;
Set up the very successful Seaford Bay Exercise Path with sign posts and leaflets;
Organised the Refurbishing of the ticketing hut at the Salts into a youth facility, The Base with the assistance of the Coastal Partnerships’ Project Development Worker and Seaford Town Council;
The Youth Task Group has been working closely with the police and the youth service and has set up a Youth Forum where young people can make their needs known who themselves interviewed and appointed a Facilitator to guide their work;
The Youth Forum has been at the forefront of seeking funding for the setting up of the Skate Park and shelter at the Salts and has raised funds and completed an All-age Exercise Park at the Salts in association with Seaford Seniors’ Forum;
The Partnership has secured grants to improve the Seafront, funding an exhibition and questionnaire on residents’ and visitors’ views and completed work on a Beach Garden in 2012. Work on a project to establish an Open Air Public Performance area on the deck of the Martello Tower is ongoing, in co-operation with the Town Council. The area will provide spectator-seating and an arena for music, dance and drama.
Projected is the provision of improved access, safety and seating to the Splash Point jetty to provide some of the additional seating and viewing facilities . The Partnership has also raised the profile of flood-prevention planning for the long-term, and this has resulted in meetings being kick-started at Town Council level.