Seaford Residents’ Association legacy lives on

SEAFORD Residents’ Association may have closed in early 2010, but its good works live on in the town.

When it ceased operating its committee donated nearly £7,000 to good causes.

The stunning new lights on Seaford Town Council’s Christmas Tree were funded to the tune of £1,000.

Another £1,000 went towards a seat for the bus stop, where rest home buses pick up people from outside Morrisons, in Dane Road.

The latest legacy was a plea for improvements at the junction between Sutton Drove and Alfriston Road.

The group said there were two sets of two-track roads, both far too narrow for safety, so it asked retired traffic engineer Robin Prentice to design a new junction layout.

Scale drawings of his two suggested layouts were taken to County Highways in 2007 by cllr Mike Murphy, who strongly campaigned for them

Last month the junction was completely remodelled.

Former publicity officer for the association, Peter White, said the new layout provided just the one two-way road and was a little wider.

He said “It does remove the difficult choice for drivers of which side to enter or leave Sutton Drove by.”

He added: “Despite having gone into limbo, when its membership dropped below 600, and no new committee members could be found, the Seaford Residents’ Association’s 50 years of work for the town still resonates.”