Seaford in Bloom committee could be reformed to create displays

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A community group which raised funds for floral displays in Seaford could be revived.

A number of people have expressed an interest in forming a new Seaford in Bloom group after the society folded earlier this year.

Seaford Town Council was due to discuss the issue on Thursday night (September 27) at its community services meeting.

Officers are advising councillors to agree that the town clerk should work to establish a new Seaford in Bloom Committee.

They are also urging the council to look after the planters, tiered baskets, hanging baskets, the boat and town centre floral displays.

In a report to the committee, it said after Seaford in Bloom had folded, some members of the public indicated they were interested in getting involved, so it might be possible to restart a volunteer committee.

Seaford in Bloom ceased operating after 24 years of service to the town, when its chairman Isabel Stephenson stood down due to illness.

The news was announced at the Seaford in Bloom Awards ceremony in August.

So successful was the group’s fundraising that it has left the council with enough money to pay for floral displays in the town for three years.