Letter: Facts about clubhouse

I WRITE in response to your recent article (February 17) with regard the Seaford Head Golf Club – New Clubhouse development.

The Seaford and District Constitutional Club was formed in 1896, so that it is the same age as the modern Olympics and thus qualifies as one of the town’s oldest continuous businesses.

In that time, we have served, through membership or various social events, many thousands of local residents and often generations down the line. Through our membership of the local Chamber of Commerce and the Seaford Licencees Association, we are well aware of the current difficult trading environment. As such, false representations and incorrect media comments do not help.

Our members include not only golfers, but also local residents living close to and likely to be affected by, this proposed golf club development.

At no stage have we been approached to work with the town council on this development and it would be against the wishes of some of our members so to do. This club does have the largest function room in the area, which is available for hire throughout the year and it is very rare that we turn business away, as is explicitly stated by Seaford Town Clerk, Sam Shippen, in your article.

While realising the urgent need for an improvement in the golf clubhouse and changing facilities, we are naturally concerned about over-provision, a view which is shared by many residents of Seaford.

The town council is strongly requested to listen to those local views during the development period.

Tony Judd, club manager, Seaford and District

Constitutional Club