Chance to run new cafe at Seaford Library

Seaford Library
Seaford Library

An opportunity to run a café for people visiting a new day service and library in Seaford is being offered by East Sussex County Council.

The council is calling for people to come forward with their proposals for running the café as a business.

The £6m development in Seaford town centre will include a day care service, library and supported living flats for vulnerable adults.

The café, expected to open later this year, will offer refreshments available for everyone visiting and using the new facilities.

The county council expects the café, which will need to be competitive and self-financing, to become a popular meeting point for the local community and clients.

The café will offer wi-fi and a large screen to keep people up to date with news and council information.

Lead member for adult social care, Bill Bentley said: “This is a very exciting venture which will give service users and visitors to the fantastic facility the opportunity to relax and socialise in the café.

“The café will add a new dimension to the services we will be offering and become a central meeting point for everyone visiting Warwick House.”

Lead member for community services, cllr Chris Dowling added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with this project and be part of something special in Seaford.

“The successful partner will be able to set up their business without the cost of purchasing a building or the large-scale equipment, which the county council will both buy and maintain.”

An East Sussex County Council spokesman said: “Work will soon begin adding fixtures and fittings to the new library and we will be in a position to announce an opening date in the next few weeks.”

Work began on the £6m library development in October last year. It was expected to be open in the first half of 2014.

For more information on applying to run the café contact Susan Page on 01273 481787 or by emailing or Jo Stone on 01273 481512 or by emailing