Seaford Town Council – Position Statement

In partnership with Lewes District Council, from Monday 22nd June all public toilets were re-opened.
The Town Council urges members of the public to take responsibility for their own hygiene and observe all COVID-19 guidance.
Toilet facilities remain unavailable in the South Hill Barn area until further notice as there is no ability to comply with the national guidance at this present time.
The Town Council has supported refreshment concessions to re-open to provide take away services in line with Government guidelines and social distancing, most of which opened from 23rd May.

Other concession holders are also being supported and encouraged to trade again, following Government guidelines and social distancing. This is however down to the individual concession holder when they wish to re-open.
The Town Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the installation of the eight seasonal short term rental West View Beach Huts for the 2020 season.

This decision was due to the Town Council being unable to provide the required between booking cleaning to limit risks of infection. Guidance
permitting, the West View Beach Huts will be installed April 2021.

Town Council Events and Events on Town Council Land

The Town Council cancelled all planned events from 20th March 2020 until further notice.
The Town Council was thrilled to be able to host virtual events such as VE Day on 8th May, Sussex Day on 16th June and Veterans and Armed Forces Day 27th June.

Fantastic support and appreciation of these events have been received from the public and those that were able to get involved.
All other events due to take place from 20th March 2020 via outside groups/organisations on Town Council land are also cancelled until further notice. This includes car boot sales.

Town Council Meetings
In light of updated of new legislation introduce, The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales)
Regulations 2020, the Town Council is legally able to hold its Council and committee meetings virtually using software that still enables members of the public to attend should they wish.
The Town Council continues to post details of any meetings on its website and by email to registered recipients (sign up for these by emailing
The level of planning applications being published by Lewes District Council for consultation has reduced dramatically (as was expected) so the Town Council’s Planning & Highways Committee continues to discuss these by email but welcomes comments from members of the public, which the
Committee will take in to consideration. Again, details of all applications are published on the Town Council’s website and by email.

Town Council Projects
The Town Council had to take the difficult decision to cease non-urgent projects immediately until further notice.

Officers continue to work hard to devise a project plan for when the Town Council is able to consider future project delivery

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 and in trying to prevent a second wave of
the virus. All measures above are therefore subject to change as deemed necessary.
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.