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February 7th, 2018.

Seaford Town Council has increased the Council Tax level by 5.99%, a rise of £4.13 a year for a Band D property.

With this additional eight pence per week (for the average Band D property) the Town Council says that it will be able to continue to work towards and deliver the aims within its Strategic Plan.

The Council is currently working on:

- The Salts Development Plan - the tennis courts, skate park, a multi-use games area, the café and more

- The Seafront Development Plan - the Martello kiosk and toilet facility, Bönningstedt beach huts, a kiosk and toilet facility at Bönningstedt, sand pits for children, free-to-use telescopes, the Shoal community bench.

- The development of the restaurant, bar and function venue The View, and the other facilities on offer at Seaford Head Golf Course.

- The delivery of popular events within the town such as Seaford Christmas Magic and Armed Forces & Veteran’s Day.

The Town Council also works with many partners to deliver and manage services and sites in the town, such as:

- Seaford Head Nature Reserve with the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

- The Martello Tower with Seaford Museum & Heritage Society.

- The Crypt Gallery with the Arts@theCrypt Committee,

- CCTV in the town with Sussex Police.

Seaford Head Swimming Pool with Wave Leisure.

In addition to the income/tourism generating activities, the Town Council also continues to help represent the needs of the community and local democracy, for example:

- The proposed planning developments at the former Newlands School site

- The Newhaven Harbour Development.

- The ongoing issues surrounding the works at Talland Parade.

- The boundary changes to the local parliamentary constituencies.

The full budget for the 2018/19 Financial Year is available to view on the Council’s website HERE.

The Town Council will be publishing an information leaflet, being included with all Council Tax correspondence, to raise awareness of its activities and its aspirations for the coming year.

* Council Tax statements sent later in the spring will state that the Town Council’s element of Council Tax is 6%. The figure payable is 5.99%. This is a printing requirement that rounds the figure up on the printed statement.