Town looks to future on its transport needs

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The Seaford Community Partnership has been looking at transport needs across the town.

Seaford Seniors’ Forum has been doing the same, especially regarding transport to hospitals and clinics in Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings.

Other groups, such as Cycle Seahaven, Seaford and Newhaven Access Group, and Accessible Transport Seaford have also raised concerns about the lack of provision, and the lack of co-ordination across the town. There have been groups, such as the former Seaford Residents’ Association, which campaigned for safer cycle routes to schools. There has been debate for and against cycling on the promenade.

And now the future of local bus services, including the 126, are very much in the balance with the deadline for public comment to East Sussex County Council now passed.

There are other new developments, such as the Brighton-Seaford Working Group of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership, which put on the successful Seaford Rail 150 and has been improving Seaford Station. The town’s voice is heard strongly in this forum.

To co-ordinate, rationalise and strengthen local debate about transport needs, and solutions, the Seaford Community Partnership and the Seaford Seniors are hosting a new Transport Working Group (rather like the existing Seafront Group) and are hoping to hear from people who would like to be involved. It will be a talking shop at first, but also a listening ear, to hear what the local needs are and then to campaign for them.

It hopes to hear from drivers, walkers, cyclists, electric buggy users, Cuckmere and CTLA buses, taxi drivers, horse-riders, commuters and leisure travellers. If you think you have something to contribute to such a group please contact Seaford Community Partnership’s Peter White at peterwhitecrier@hotmail.com or write to the Seniors’ David Argent at 7 Cradle Hill Road, Seaford BN25 3HY, stating your area of interest.

Based on the level of response there will be a small group meeting, or a public meeting in a hall, to launch the project in the near future.