Seaford Town Council’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Position Statement

The Town Council has been regularly monitoring the situation in regard to Coronavirus (COVID-19) both locally and nationally. In response to the Government’s most recent advice, the Town Council will be making significant changes to its functions as follows:

The View at Seaford Head

As of Friday 20th March 2020, The View at Seaford Head is closed to the public until 31st May (opening 1st June), unless Government guidance changes. All customers with event bookings during this period of closure will be contacted.

The View team was pleased to support the community by donating all remaining fresh produce to the Seahaven Storehouse.

Seaford Head Golf Course

In line with the Government’s announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020, Seaford Head Golf Course will be closed from Tuesday 24th March 2020 until further notice.

The Golf Professional and Greenkeeping team will continue toattend the Course for security and essential maintenance reasons as and when necessary.

Town Council Offices

The Town Council Offices are closed to members of the public from Friday 20th March 2020 until Monday 1st June 2020, unless Government guidance changes.

Officers will be carrying out their normal duties from home and the telephones will be switchedc to ‘Out of Hours’. The ‘Out of Hours’ facility will take callers to the voicemail system which will be monitored throughout the day,with Officers equipped to return calls where necessary. The email account will also be monitored.

Town Council Meetings

In light of updated guidance issued by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), it has been decided to cancel the Town Council’s Full Council meeting that had been scheduled to take place Thursday

The Town Council has had to take the difficult decision to cease non-urgent projects immediately until further notice. Officers will be working hard to devise a project plan for when the Town Council is able to consider future project delivery.

Town Council Facilities and Concessions

The Town Council has, in line with guidance and in partnership with other local authorities, closed all recreational facilities such as play areas and Seaford Skatepark until further notice.

The most recent Government announcement has advised that members of the publicmay continue to exercise once a day in parks and outside spaces. The Town Council urges members of the public to do this responsibly, complying with guidance on social distancing.

To support the guidance on social distancing the Town Council has, in partnership with Lewes District Council, closed all public toilets and concessions until further notice.

Town Council Events and Events on Town Council Land

The Town Council has cancelled all upcoming events between 20th March 2020 and 1st June 2020. A decision was made by the Committee to cancel Veteran’s and Armed Forces Day which was due to take place Saturday 27th June 2020.

All other events due to take place between 20th March 2020 and 1st June 2020 via outside groups/organisations on Town Council land will be cancelled. This includes car boot sales.

West View Beach Huts

The Town Council has delayed the installation of the eight seasonal short-term rental beach huts until further notice.

Community Engagement

The Town Council will continue to communicate with the community via social media, the Town Council website, email and by telephone where necessary. In general, the Town Council will be following Government guidelines on limiting social contact.

The Town Council will help to share, where possible, information necessary or helpful to the community.

All at Seaford Town Council thank you for your patience and support during this time.