Seaford Town Council and Seaford Museum and Heritage Society have announced that the lease for the Martello Tower, which has housed the museum since 1979, has been finalised. Seaford Museum and Heritage Society now has the security of a 10-year rent free lease being in place.
The Chairman and Secretary from the Society, Kay Turvey and Mike Wright respectively, met with Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Mark Brown, at the Martello Tower to confirm the signing of the lease (pictured above). The Society is undertaking a hugely important project to improve access to the museum in order to enable all residents and visitors to the town to be able to gain entry. The tower is an iconic attraction of the town and is vital to preserve the history and heritage of the town and local area. The new 10-year lease enables the Society to apply for further funding towards the project. The Society has also recently been successful in registering as a charity limited by guarantee, which opens up opportunities for seeking support with the accessibility project.