Mayor’s chosen charities for 2014

Cllr Mark Brown is elected as the new Mayor of Seaford. SUS-140905-115341001
Cllr Mark Brown is elected as the new Mayor of Seaford. SUS-140905-115341001

Councillor Mark Brown was elected as the Mayor of Seaford at the council’s annual meeting last week.

Cllr Brown will fulfil the role for the 2014/2015 municipal year following a vote by his fellow councillors at the meeting on Thursday, May 8.

The Conservative councillor was elected as Deputy Mayor at the 2013 annual meeting and was called upon to step into the position of Mayor in January of this year after Cllr Anthony White stepped down due to ill health.

Cllr White later tried to rescind his resignation but was told it was too late, so Cllr Brown continued to hold the role up until last Thursday’s meeting.

In the weeks leading up to the annual meeting, Cllr Brown was very busy in the town, working with Morrisons to collect donations for Seahaven Storehouse - a local charity that provides individuals and families in need with basic food and supplies - and attending the Seaford Town Forum at Seaford Baptist Church.

Here, residents of the town were able to have their say and give opinions on matters affecting Seaford. Mayor Mark Brown opened the evening by welcoming everyone who had made an effort to attend.

Presentations were given by elected members of the organisations who received large grants in 2013, who were Seaford Lifeguards, Seaford Bonfire Society, Seaford and Newlands Amateur Boxing Club, Seaford Community Partnership and Seaford Citizens Advice Bureau.

At the annual meeting, it was also announced that the Mayor’s chosen charities for 2014 would be Seahaven Storehouse and WAVES (Working Alongside Voluntary Enabling Services), which is a charity situated at 8 Church Street and supports families in Seaford who are encountering difficulties within their lives.

Councillor Terry Goodman, who is also a Conservative and serves Seaford Central alongside Cllr Brown, has been re-elected as Deputy Mayor.