Seaford Town Council’s Coronavirus (COVID-19)- position statement

The View at Seaford Head

The View is open to the public and below are the current opening hours:

Monday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Food served 8.00am – 4.00pm

Last bar orders 4.30pm

Tuesday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Food served 8.00am – 4.00pm

Last bar orders 4.30pm

Wednesday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Food served 8.00am – 4.00pm

Last bar orders 4.30pm

Thursday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Food served 8.00am – 4.00pm

Last bar orders 4.30pm

Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm

Food served 8.00am – 6.00pm

Last bar orders 7.30pm

Saturday 7.00am – 8.00pm

Food served 7.00am – 6.00pm

last bar orders 7.30pm

Sunday 7.00am – 6.00pm

Food served 7.00am – 5.00pm

last bar orders 5.30pm

In line with step 3 of the Government’s easing of restrictions, as of 17th May this now includes indoor hospitality. The View had previously only been able to offer outdoor hospitality, in line with step 2.

The View is a large, covid-secure restaurant in close proximity of free parking, toilet facilities, and undisturbed views across Seaford bay. The venue is fortunate to have spacious seating areas both indoors and out, including the viewing balcony that runs on the seaward side of the venue.

If you have any questions or would like to make a booking, please call 01323 890139 (option 3) or email to hello@the-view.co.uk A member of staff will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. Any bookings are subject to restrictions that may be in place.

Seaford Head Golf Course

Seaford Head Golf Course is open with the following rules on play and in particular, measures in place to ensure that social distancing is maintained:

· 4 Balls will be allowed (rule of 6 inside) (visitors welcome)

· Pro-Shop will be open

· Bookings must be made in advance

· Changing rooms now open

· Toilets will be accessible

· MASKS must be worn in all inside areas

· Only one group on the tee at one time

· Group bookings welcome – rule of 6 restrictions apply inside The View

The Golf Professional and Greenkeeping team have continued to attend the Course for security and maintenance reasons and are proud to have kept the course in an excellent condition.

Please check the website for updates on restrictions.

Please contact the Golf Professional, Fraser Morley, with any questions regarding the Course or rules of play on 01323 890 139 (option 1) or by email at seafordheadproshop@hotmail.co.uk

Town Council Facilities and Concessions

Public toilets, playgrounds, car parks, public spaces, and outdoor sporting facilities are open.

All concessions are now able to open, in line with Government guidance. The Town Council is reminding concession holders of their responsibilities and ensuring that they have the necessary measures in place to maintain social distancing.

Town Council Events and Events on Town Council Land

At this stage, there are no planned Town Council events.

The decision has been taken to alter plans for the Seahaven Armed Forces & Veteran’s Day usually held in late-June, due to the challenges of hosting an event of this nature safely and in line with the restrictions that may still be in place by this date. Details regarding alternative activities and ways to mark this occasion will be announced in due course.

The use of Town Council land is permitted, only once a COVID-specific risk assessment has been considered and approved with the open spaces application.

Town Council Meetings

The Town Council will be returning to physical meetings, starting with its Annual Meeting on Thursday 20th May 2021. Upon reviewing how to hold physical meetings in an accessible and COVID-safe environment, the Town Council has chosen to use Seaford Baptist Church as the meeting venue. This

is due to its large space and equipment available to enable to Town Council to accommodate members, officers, and a limited number of members of the public – all whilst still being able to welcome those unable to attend in person via Zoom and those wishing to watch but not take part via livestream on the Town Council YouTube channel.

The details of any meetings are shared on the Town Council’s website and also issued by email to registered recipients (sign up for these by emailing admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk).

Town Council Projects

Following the decision of the Town Council in 2020 to cease non-urgent projects immediately until further notice, work is now underway with certain projects that have been identified as a priority over the coming year. This includes the 2021 Summer Plan within which the Town Council has identified projects to undertake to best benefit from the anticipated increase in visitor levels to the town this summer, as the nation is bracing itself for a ‘staycation boom’.

To stay up to date with the Town Council’s project work and activities, be sure to look at its Facebook page, website or sign up to email updates (as above).

Town Council Offices

The Town Council Offices were closed to members of the public in March 2020 until Government guidance changed. Heeding the Government’s continued advice, the offices will continue to remain closed until further notice.

Officers continue to carry out their normal duties from home and the telephones are switched to the voicemail system, which is monitored throughout the day, with officers equipped to return calls where necessary. The admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk email account continues to be monitored.

Anyone visiting the shared building at 37 Church Street is reminded to wear face coverings whilst in the shared reception areas. Services offered by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau remain via telephone or online only at this stage.