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Seaford-The Salts Skatepark Update

Submitted on 25 June 2018 by STC Officers

Seaford Town Council has received many requests to provide the Town with a state of the art skate park. As a result the Town Council successfully campaigned to secure £165,000 of Section 106 funding from the new housing development at Martello Mews opposite the train station. However, this funding does not get paid to Seaford Town Council immediately but instead when the housing development is well progressed. The invoice for payment has recently been issued. Payment should be made soon.   

It was decided to ask local users and Seaford what they want at the skate park once this funding had been promised and to allow users to choose their preferred skatepark of three submissions. A preferred design was chosen, and Canvas were awarded the contract to deliver the new skatepark once the funding was in place.

It was made clear during the consultation that the skatepark could not be built until these funds were in hand and that the Town Council would also have to look for a further £35,000 grant achieve the £200,000 cost of the park selected by local skaters.

The Town Council has therefore applied for a grant via Veolia for the additional £35,000 but unfortunately this was not awarded. Council staff are therefore looking at alternative ways of funding this shortfall as soon as possible.

It would not be appropriate to start work on the facility until after the summer period in any event as the area will be out for use for at least two months. It is hoped therefore to complete the works over the winter of 2018 / 19 subject to securing the addition finding of £35,000. This will mean the facility will be available for use in the spring of 2019. 

If further information is required and/or you may have ideas for sponsorship or fundraising for this project. Please contact Seaford Town Council Projects and Facilities Manager Tony Jackson by email to, phone 01323 895046 or post Seaford Town Council, 37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HG

Please keep checking Seaford Town Councils website and social media for further updates.

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