Seaton Welcome Team

The Council is looking for volunteers to become part of our Welcome Team this summer.

We are seeking friendly, outgoing people who enjoy meeting and greeting visitors to Seaton, like to answer queries, and can give directions and guidance on all the tourist facilities that the town has to offer.  Even if you can only spare an hour a week we'd still love to hear from you.

If you would like more details about being part of our Welcome Team please contact office staff at the Council Offices in The Marshlands Centre, Harbour Road, Seaton / Telephone 01297 21388 or email

Please let us have your name and contact details no later than 24th April.  There will be a get together for all those interested in joining the team on Tuesday 2nd May at 10.00am at Marshlands where you can meet, find out more and agree a date when you can start working as part of the team.

We look forward to hearing from you.. 

Annual Town Meeting

The Council is holding its Annual Town Meeting on Thursday 20th April at 7pm in the Council offices at Marshlands, Harbour Road. 

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to receive updates on the work of the Council and its partners.  There is an opportunity for Members of the public to submit questions in advance for consideration to be addressed at the meeting.  If you would like to do so, please email the question to  Please make sure you include your name and contact details.  A Council Officer will let you know if your question will be considered at the meeting.

The agenda for the Town Meeting will be posted here no later than Thursday 13th April and a paper copy will be available to view on the Town Hall notice board. 

Click here to see the agenda for the Town Meeting. 

Seafront Enhancement Scheme

East Devon District Council are currently consulting on the Seaton Seafront Enhancement Scheme. The closing date for comments is 28 March 2017.

To view the plans visit

The Plans are also available on East Devon District Councils planning portal and to access this information you will need to quote the reference number 17/0369/FUL.


Seaton Big Clean 2017 

A BIG THANK YOU to all those of you who volunteered for the BIG CLEAN on Saturday 3rd March.  We were delighted to see so many volunteers on the day and your commitment and energy has made a huge difference to the environment in Seaton for residents, businesses and visitors.  Well Done.  Congratulations to our competition winners on the day.  









Seaton Town Council Grants' Awards January 2017

Five local organisations were awarded grants totaling £3,990 recently.  The groups in receipt of grants are Seaton Cricket Club, Seaton Martial Arts Centre, Seaton Majorettes, Seaton & District Memory Cafe and Axe Valley and West Dorset Ring and Ride Service.

Representatives from the grant-aided groups attended an awards ceremony at Marshlands on Monday 20th January to receive cheques from the Mayor of Seaton, Councillor Marcus Hartnell.

The Mayor said "It is always very pleasing when the Council is able to support local groups and organisations within our Town through the Grant Funding Scheme.  I think it is important that the Council recognises the hard work of volunteers within our community by offering financial assistance when needed."

The next round of grant applications will be considered by the Council in July.  Groups wanting to apply for a grant can find more details and an application form on our website by visiting the link below.

Seaton Town Council Grant Funding Application and Background Information.


 Axe Valley & West Dorset Ring and Ride Service



 Seaton Cricket Club



Seaton Martial Arts Centre



Seaton Majorettes 



 Seaton & District Memory Cafe




At the Extraordinary Council meeting on 9 January, Seaton Town Council agreed its budget for 2017-18 requiring a precept of £306,989 (this represents £99.09 at Council Tax Band D).

All Councillors have contributed to the budget setting process which began three months ago.

Council Chairman, Councillor Marcus Hartnell said "Seaton Town Council is a very active and busy council, working hard to deliver on multiple projects, whilst continuing to make our town vibrant and welcoming. As we take on assets and services from other authorities we must make decisions that ultimately have financial implications.  As Councillors we have to justify those decisions, and the impact they have on our taxpayers.  We have chosen not to cut back on the nice things we do, such as Christmas lights in the town centre and seasonal planting displays as we know residents and visitors enjoy them.  It would be wrong to stop caring about the appearance of our town at a time when we are attracting a lot of investment, including the construction of a Premier Inn hotel, that will ultimately attract more visitors."

"We are striving to become a more efficient and business-minded organisation, seeking to generate our own income, minimise our operating costs and deliver value for our community. The increase of 41p per week for a band-D property, in relation to what we do, and the assets we have acquired in the Town Hall and Marshlands, represents great value." 


Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Services and Wales & West Utilities advise us to:

Get a Carbon Monoxide alarm.  Make sure it is correctly fitted.  Test the alarm regularly

Get your gas appliances serviced regularly.  This should only be done by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer - it's the



The Town Council has recently agreed a process for the hire of the main Function Room in Marshlands with kitchen facilities available.

If you would like to know more please visit our Marshlands link, above. 



At a Full Council meeting on Monday 12th December 2016 and after consultation with residents and medical practitioners, Councillors agreed a final response to the Devon CCG Your Future Care consultation.  A copy of the Council's response is available via the link, below:

Your Future Care Consultation - Seaton Town Council  Response