Boundary changes for East Devon District Council elections which impact on Seaton
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for East Devon District Council (EDDC).
The proposals put forward by the Boundary Commission would mean that the ward of Seaton is split for future EDDC elections. It is proposed that the west side of Seaton form a ward area with Beer and Branscombe.
There is a consultation period which closes on 3rd April 2017. Seaton Town Council wants to hear your views on the proposal and any comments will be considered at the next Council meeting on Monday 20th March 2017. If you would like to give your views either email us at email@example.com or pop into our offices at the Marshland Centre (09:00 to 14:00 Monday to Thursday)
For more details and information on the draft recommendations visit https://www.lgbce.org.uk Here you will find maps, the report and guidance on how to submit views.
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 & District Memory Cafe
SEATON TOWN COUNCIL SETS BUDGET FOR 2017-18
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."
CARBON MONOXIDE - PROTECT YOUR FAMILY THIS WINTER
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 law
Know the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning: Headaches, dizziness, tiredness and confusion
Keep and eye on your gas appliances. Flames should be crisp and blue.
Safe the National Gas Emergency Service Number - 0800 111 999 - in your phone. Call it immediately if you smell gas or suspect CO poisoning.
If you suspect Carbon Monoxide poisoning, this is what to do:
Turn appliances off
Open doors and windows
Get everyone outside into fresh air immediately
Call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999
And if there is a medical emergency, don't delay, call 999
MARSHLANDS FUNCTION ROOM HIRE
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.
SEATON TOWN COUNCIL RESPONDS TO DEVON NHS CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP (CCG)YOUR FUTURE CARE CONSULTATION
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