THE SEAFORD Twinning Association has bid a gracious farewell to retiring chair Mark Brown after eight years at the helm.
Mark is now to stay busy as town councillor, as well as maintaining his current treasurer’s post.
Overtaking the chairman’s role, is Peter White, elected by the annual general meeting.
Peter, as well as being one of the three Seafordians to launch the Twinning Association in 1982, is also well known for being the town crier - a position he has held in both Seaford and the twinning German town of Bonningstedt, from 1984.
In celebration and gratitude of Mark’s dedication and hard work as chair, Peter and the AGM presented him with an inscribed whisky glass, gift card and personalised bottle of Islay single malt whisky as a token of appreciation.
Vera Brown also recieved a floral gift, and it was congratulations all round as Linda Wallraven, mayor of Seaford, took her place as president of the group for a further year.
Newly appointed Peter has already outlined his many hopes for the future, including a number of suggestions for involving younger people in links between Seaford and Germany, with one school already agreeing to partake in an email scheme with their German counterpart.
In a further plan to better involvement with the Twinning Association, Peter is keen to involve Seaford clubs with the German partnership and would love to hear from anymore who wish to join those who have already expressed their interest.
This can be done by dropping Peter an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and any individuals wishing to take part can do so for only £7.50 a year by contacting Liz Riley on 01323 896315.