Councillor Olivia Honeyman has been re-elected as Mayor for 2023-2024 with Councillor Sally Markwell as her Deputy.
Each year, the Mayor of Seaford selects a charity to support during their term in office. This year, the Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Olivia Honeyman has, in partnership with the Deputy Mayor, Young Mayor and Deputy Young Mayor, chosen a theme of ‘Youth Promotion’.
The Mayor of Seaford’s theme ‘Youth Promotion’ will highlight the importance of supporting younger generations of Seaford. She says “I have chosen ‘Youth Promotion’ because younger people are the future of our town, and they need support now more than ever. In a recent survey conducted by the Town Council, it was highlighted that there needs to be more available for younger people.”
In order to deliver the theme, the Mayor of Seaford will support and promote the Mercread Youth Centre and The Youth Counselling Project as her chosen charities. When asked about her charity choices, she said “Both the Mercread Youth Centre and The Youth Counselling Project are a huge asset to the youth of the town and are delivering important and vital services which I would like to give a platform to raise awareness and encourage the community to support them.”
The Mercread Youth Centre is host to a number of youth activities and is looking to develop its facilities to expand what it can offer. The Centre is hoping to run a series of fundraising events, with the support of the Mayor of Seaford, to raise funds to renovate its kitchen.
An improved and more practical kitchen would then be able to be used to host community cooking classes for younger people. The Centre is also working on other initiatives for youth and networking opportunities for youth-related groups and charities in the town. More information and fundraising dates will be promoted in due course.
The Youth Counselling Project is an invaluable charity within our community which provides mental health support to younger people. The demand for The Youth Counselling Project’s services have significantly increased in the last couple of years, not only in numbers but in complexity.
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Interview with Seahaven FM
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Seahaven Armed Forces Cadets at Armed Forces Day 2023
Newhaven and Sea Cadets Royal Naval Parade at the Newhaven Fort
Seaford Rotary Young Musician of the Year
The Royal Society of St George (Seahaven) Celebrates the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, meal at the EBM Centre in Peacehaven
East Sussex County Council Chairman’s Summer Reception at Buxted Park Hotel
Each year at its Annual Meeting the Council must elect a Mayor as first point of business; the Mayor then serves in office for the Municipal Year (May to May).
The Council is lucky to have had such a variety of Mayors since its formation in 1999, each with their own aspirations for their time in office and with unswerving dedication to their roles. Often, as the Mayor, they would receive an invite to an engagement on a weekly basis, some weeks as special occasions there may even be three or four engagements – this is on top of their duties and responsibilities as a Councillor, and all carried out voluntarily.
The Council offers its gratitude to those former Mayors of Seaford: