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 and members are drawn from local residents, plus representatives from groups such as Tree Wardens, Youth Forum, Wave Leisure, Cycle Seahaven, Community Rail Partnership,the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Seaford Town Council, Lewes District Council, and E.S.C.C.
WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED?
Sculptural bench, designed by gardener Gabby Tofts and local sculptor Christian Funnell, located on the jetty at Splash Point.
The Town Trails
Two trails have been developed:
- The Heritage Trail - signboards in the town and seafront which highlight the history of the town.
- The Exercise Path along the Promenade and around Tide Mills.
Click on links for more information about the Town Trails.
The Beach Garden --- Garden with newly painted benches for relaxation, located opposite the Promenade, and adjacent to Hardwick House.
The Open-Air All Age Gym
In the Salts near the Cafe, designed for adults but children can use.
Tree Planting and Maintenance
Over 1400 new and replacement trees planted throughout the town in grass verges, school playing fields and in open spaces by Seaford Tree Wardens. The wardens organise "Tree TLC days" when the trees planted by the Tree Wardens and other volunteers are maintained.
Games of Hopscotch and exercise area for children, located near Frankie’s Café.
The Seaford Blue Plaques Scheme
Nearly 20 Blue Plaques, developed in conjunction with Seaford Museum & Heritage Society are located on several of Seaford's buildings to highlight the history of the town.
For more information and location of the plaques: Seaford Blue Plaques
Seafront Exhibition and Survey
The exhibition attracted 800 visitors giving their ideas for enhancement ( in conjunction with the University of Brighton and local schools).A strategy for the Seafront was developed which after some time was incorporated in the Seaford Town Council’s Seafront Development Plan.
Cross-Seaford Transport Working Group
Meets as required. The group gave transport input to the Neighbourhood Plan and works with other organizations to make improvements to the services they deliver.
The Community Partnership is actively involved in “Impact Seaford’ which oversees various projects to promote and regenerate the town.
Seaford Neighbourhood Plan
The plan is being developed by many volunteers, including three Community Partnership Directors, (one who is Chairman of the Steering Group)
The Partnership is looking at access to the seafront and signage linking with the town as well as other enhancements to the seafront and its environs.
The Seaford Neighbourhood Plan includes a number of “Community Aspirations” which need to be developed into detailed proposals. These include enhancing the town centre, for example:
-possible mixed pedestrian/vehicle use of some
-new lighting standards
-a Victorian shop front scheme,
-cobbled lanes, etc)
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 please use form at contact us
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.