Seaford Town Council has been proud to join forces with Sam Taylor to make beach access a reality for all, fulfilling another feature of the Seafront Improvement Plan.
While Sam Taylor has been fund raising with indomitable determination and using his social media skills to raise awareness, the Council’s Projects & Facilities Manager, Tony Jackson, has been tirelessly working hard meeting and instructing contractors, liaising with other interested parties such as the Environment Agency and colleagues at Lewes District Council, sourcing the necessary materials at the very best price, and carrying out Risk Assessments to ensure the final access is safe for everyone.
The Environment Agency has worked with the Council to prepare the beach in readiness for the permanent decking to be put down and to plan the project which will be completed in two phases.
The first phase will see permanent decking, measuring 3m wide and 9m long, laid in place from a level access point on the promenade in the vicinity of the Martello Kiosk. This will be a permanent fixture and construction is due to start at the beginning of April.
Phase two will extend the access further out onto the beach by means of heavy-duty tiles. These will reach a point where the shingle drops away and will be in situ for the summer period only.
Sam is absolutely thrilled with the success of this joint venture. ‘The Seaford Beach Access campaign, with the support from Seaford Town Council and the public, has meant that the vision of having access for everyone onto Seaford beach can become a reality.’
Special thanks must also go to The Builders Club who will be providing the decking and labour for phase one at no charge.
Seaford Town Council is pleased to work with any individual or organisation on similar projects that result in enhancements to the town to the benefit of residents and visitors.
If you would like to donate to the Beach Access Campaign, please go to the dedicated website and follow the instructions: