Independent investigation into Seaford Town Council welcomed by MP

Seaford MP Norman Baker welcomed an independent investigation into concerns about Seaford Town Council this week.

The MP presented evidence to the investigator, Sheelagh Douglas, a former chief executive of Wealden District Council who works at B3sixty, an investigation firm that specialises in education and local government.

Mr Baker said: “I am pleased to see that SALC have recommended an experienced and independent investigator to take matters forward.

“I have handed over the significant file that I have been compiling over the last few weeks, containing evidence from local residents, organisations, ex-councillors and staff members. The complete file provides a disturbing picture of what has been going on.

“I hope that, now an investigator has been assigned, the problems with the town council can be resolved in a timely manner. I understand from Ms Douglas that this matter will take up to a month before she is in a position to make recommendations.”