Seaford drop-in service saved

The Old Town Hall in Seaford
The Old Town Hall in Seaford

Fears a drop in service could be lost in Seaford have been abated after a new group moved into the Old Town Hall - and will continue to provide the vital community facility for elderly and disabled residents.

Seaford Town Council said it was pleased to announce that the Old Town Hall has been reopened by Seaford Old Town Hall Community Tea Rooms.

The Old Town Hall opened its doors on March 16 to continue the service previously provided by the St James’ Trust.

A spokesman for the council said the trust proved to be a valuable service for people to meet one another within the local community. The Seaford Old Town Hall Community Tea Rooms are open for light refreshments including tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes.

Its opening times run from Monday to Friday from 10am until 1pm and Saturdays 10am until 12pm.

A spokesman for the council said: “This service is open for the over 50s and the disabled in the community. The volunteers are trialling running the facility themselves for a three month period. Whilst they have all the experience needed to serve the teas and coffees they are looking for someone to help do all their administration who is IT literate.

“This should be no more than an hour a week and is pivotal to keeping the community facility running well into the future. If you think you are able to lend a hand for an hour a week please go to the Old Town Hall and speak to one of the volunteers or alternatively contact Seaford Town Council.”

You can contact the town council on 01323 894870, or email admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk.