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October 19 2015.

Seahaven Traders Association has announced plans for Newhaven’s first Halloween Spooktacular, to be held on Saturday the 31st of October from 10.00am through to 3.00pm in Newhaven High Street.

Attractions include a free treasure hunt throughout the day, where every child will win some sweets. The day will be topped off with a grand raffle with a top prize of £150 in shopping vouchers.

Fun and games for kids of all ages is promised, including a bouncy slide and disco dome, at only £1 per go. Local dance and music groups will be performing in the arena and there is also a fun dog show. There is a children’s fancy dress competition with prizes, so go along as scary as you dare.

Children can have their photos taken with great characters such as the Minions, Elsa and others. There will be glitter tattoos and face painting. Dare you to get a spooky look! You will have the chance to get really close to owls and birds of prey. With the weekly market there are dozens of extra stalls, burgers, hot dogs and drinks, candy floss, popcorn, coconut shy, tin can ally, community stalls, tombolas and art and craft making. Charlie the Ice-cream man will be serving all day long. Go and let off some steam with the smash a plate stall, or have a go on the wine and chocolate tombola.

Visitors will be delighted to hear that there is also FREE parking all day in both town centre car parks. Cllr. Pulling spoke to Cllr. Smith, the new leader of LDC, and requested free parking to help the event. Cllr Pulling said: “I thank Cllr. Smith for this positive attitude and I wish to thank Newhaven Town Council for their support for the STA’s first Halloween event.”

The event came about following the successful Easter Eggstravaganza, when Cllr. Pulling, who owns I Like A Sweetie and Laura Dean of the Sunbed Station started the Seahaven Traders Association. The STA, they will be holding further events and promoting the High Street in Newhaven.

Cllr. Pulling has been a trader in the High Street for 13 years and says: “We have seen our High Street constantly decline over the years. We set up the STA to help change the tide. Enough is enough.” Cllr. Pulling goes on to say: “There is no point constantly blaming the past. We need to learn from it. We need to look positively towards the future and embrace our town centre.”

Laura Dean of the Sunbed Station explains: “We had a great Easter event and it was lovely to see so many children with happy faces. We are looking forward to hosting this event for the High Street and hope the local residents come out and support their town centre.”