Seaford urged to get involved with The Base

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TEENAGERS and parents who are interested in having their say about the future of a youth facility in Seaford are being urged to come forward.

A new management committee is in place with full support from Seaford Town Council for The Base which is situated in the Salts Recreation Ground.

The venue opened five years ago and became known as a safe place for young people to meet and several events were held at The Base for the town’s youth.

But in the last couple of years the facility has received little use and the management committee is focused on reviving the facility as a hub for the area’s younger generation.

Councillor Paul Heseltine, chairman of the committee, said, “Whether it is a place to meet friends, undertake band practice or attend drop-in sessions run by the Youth Development Service, The Base is in a fantastic location with lots of exciting potential.

“As well as discussing planned usage of the facility the committee are currently looking at securing funding to extend the premises, install utilities and toilets, and thereby increase the facility’s flexibility and appeal.

“We would love for teenagers, parents and interested parties to join our committee or become members of The Base and help keep this unique facility in full use.

Two years ago then Seaford Town Councillor Rosemary Collict said she feared the venue may be forced to close if it was not used by the town’s younger generation and warned it was a case of ‘use it or lose it’.

Anyone who would like to use The Base or has ideas for its potential use should contact Cllr Heseltine on 07866 421025 or email: paul@brushstrokeslimited.com