The Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Mark Brown, has been concerned about clashes of dates and lack of publicity for events in the town.
To address concern and as a totally non-political response, he has called a meeting of interested residents to set up a co-ordinating committee.
With nearly 200 clubs and societies discovered in Seaford in a recent Community Partnership survey, there is a lot of scope for Seafordians and those from neighbouring towns to get involved.
But niggles like poor publicity, clashes on popular dates, and out-dated details of club contacts and organisers have always hampered effectiveness.
The new group, Seaford Community Events Committee, aims to do three things.
It is going to set up a website to allow all the town’s event organisers to post dates and times for their events. Until that happens organisers are encouraged to use the new Seaford Herald, Facebook and a free facility hosted by Mick Barrett – a committee member – on events - visit http://www.seaford-sussex.co.uk
It hopes to encourage all the clubs: social; music, dance and drama; arts and craft; sporting; youth and seniors; church; charitable; service and theme-based; to exchange information and be much more open, welcoming, and visible. Co-operation is the key!
It also hopes to organise new or revived events that can involve the whole town, along the lines of the Rail 150 and Tour of Britain Events recently. It wants to work co-operatively with existing attractions such as Armed Forces Day, Fun Day, Donkey Derby, Seaford Bonfire, Seaford Live and Christmas Magic.
Only a handful of people, but representing a wide range of organisations, came to the launch meeting. All other Seaford clubs, and interested individuals, are encouraged to get involved by contacting the Mayor (c/o Seaford Town Council, 37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 1HG), or Minutes Secretary Anne Nicholson on 892684 (Nanne032@gmail.com).
This is not a Town Council committee, but is being chaired by the Mayor until a permanent Chairman is forthcoming. The next meeting is at 7 pm on October 23 in the Council Chamber. Please let Anne know if you’d like to attend, either as an individual or as the representative of a club.