Seaford Town Council is pleased to announce that at its Finance and General Purposes (F&GP) Committee, Wednesday 15th April, it was agreed to award emergency funding to the Seaford Volunteer Emergency Team (SVET) to the total sum of £1,500.

Seaford is lucky that in the early stages of the pandemic, SVET was reformed. Having first been formed four years ago, initially to support flooding coordination in the town, the Team was put together by town and district councillors, churches and volunteers in the community and continues to evolve.

It was agreed for £500 to be granted to SVET for the purchase of essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a further £1,000 to contribute to the Team’s start-up funds for providing much needed assistance to the residents of Seaford. The Committee also agreed that instead of the £1,000 start-up funds being returned to Seaford Town Council once the COVID-19 crisis is over, that the Town Council’s left-over funds be transferred as a donation to the Seahaven Storehouse (foodbank).

In addition, the Committee has agreed to purchase up to £500 worth of essential food items, via The View at Seaford Head, to be gifted to the Seahaven Storehouse. These essential food items will be used to provide vital food packages to individuals and families in the Seahaven area.

A spokesperson from the Town Council said, "The Town Council is pleased to support both organisations in providing a vital service to the town and helping those in need during this very difficult time."

The Town Council would like to take this opportunity to thank both the Seaford Volunteer Emergency Team and Seahaven Storehouse for the invaluable contributions they are making to the community.

To find out more about the Seaford Volunteer Emergency Team you can visit their Facebook page and to find out about Seahaven Storehouse, please see their website.