One stop shop website for Seaford events

The Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Lions Clubs held a Donkey Derby at the Martello Fields in Seaford
The Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Lions Clubs held a Donkey Derby at the Martello Fields in Seaford

A website will be set up to publicise events taking place in Seaford in a bid to address date clashes.

It will also help to publicise community events being organised in the town, providing a one stop shop for entertainment in Seaford.

The idea is the brainchild of the newly formed Seaford Community Events Committee which is also hoping to revive attractions such as Carnival and Seaford Motorbike Festival.

A spokesperson for Seaford Town Council said: “Mark Brown who is mayor of Seaford has been concerned about clashes of dates and lack of publicity for whole town events in Seaford.

“To address concern and as a totally non-political response Mark called together a meeting of interested residents to set up a co-ordinating committee.

“With nearly 200 clubs and societies discovered in Seaford in a recent Community Partnership survey, there is a lot of scope for Seafordians and those from neighbouring towns to get involved.

“But niggles like poor publicity, clashes on popular dates, and out-dated details of club contacts and organisers, have always hampered effectiveness.”

The Events Committee has three goals.

It is going to set up a website to allow all the town’s event organisers to post dates and times for their events.

Organisers are encouraged to use the local media, Facebook, and a free facility hosted by Mick Barrett – a committee member – on events website http://www.seaford-sussex.co.uk

It hopes to encourage all the clubs: social, music, dance and drama, arts and craft, sporting, youth and seniors, church, charitable; service and theme-based, to exchange information and be much more open, welcoming and visible. Co-operation is the key.

It also hopes to organise new or revived events that can involve the whole town, along the lines of the Rail 150 and Tour of Britain Events recently.

It wants to work with existing events such as Armed Forces Day, Fun Day, Donkey Derby, Bonfire, Seaford Live and Christmas Magic.

A handful of people representing a wide range of organisations came to the launch meeting.

All other Seaford Clubs, and interested individuals, are encouraged to get involved by contacting the mayor (c/o the Town Council Office address) or minutes secretary Anne Nicholson on 892684 or Nanne032@gmail.com

The next meeting is at 7pm on October 23 in the Council Chamber.