SEAFORD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP - GET INVOLVED
June 4 2015.
The Seaford Community Partnership is a group of volunteers seeking effective ways of making Seaford a better place to live, work and relax. It involves groups such as Tree Wardens, Youth Forum, Wave Leisure, Cycle Seahaven, Community Cinema, local statutory bodies such as the Police, youth services, education, and councillors.
The Seaford Community Partnership aims to achieve practical results, rather than being a talking shop. Working with partners it has created the Exercise Path along the seafront, the Heritage Trail and the Beach Garden, as well as planting over 1,300 trees in streets, open spaces and school playing fields. It has also brought money into the town by obtaining grants, such £5,000 from the Big Tree Plant, and the £20,000 the Youth Forum was able to raise for the all-age open-air gym on the Salts.
The Seaford Community Partnership finds out what residents and businesses want, through a questionnaire on the seafront and with an exhibition of the community ideas to enhance it. It organised two well-attended public meetings during the winter on flood defences for the town and it also enjoys co-operative working with the Town Council.
Current active projects include: creating an open air entertainment area outside the Martello Tower; and making the Splash Point Flood Defences Groyne more like a Pier. This envisages giving proper access for families and the disabled, with seating, and improved safety. It could include works by local artists as part of the Pier. The Partenship is receiving much assistance from the Environment Agency and Seaford Town Council in progressing this project.
The Seaford Community Partnership has a transport working group, involving enthusiasts and professionals working for better non-car access within the town and enhancing bus and rail services. It is also looking at traffic, safety black spots, and travel to school.
More help and co-operative working is needed, and the AGM is the opportunity to get involved.
This Annual Meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday the 15th of June at St. Peter’s Parish Rooms in Belgrave Road. Anyone is welcome to attend to listen and contribute.
There will be a brief business meeting, and a Talk on "Historic Buildings of Seaford" by local historian Kevin Gordon. With over 100 listed structures in the town there is a lot to hear about.
It is hoped that elected representatives from all tiers of governance will also go to take part in discussion and offer their assistance to the partnership.
Contact KeithBlackburn@live.co.uk or phone 01323 893172 for more information.
The partnership’s website is: www.seafordpartners.co.uk