Town Maintenance Person Vacancy

We are looking to appoint a Town Maintenance Person 24 hours a week for a three month temporary contract. 

If you are interested in applying for the position please see the Job Description and Application form below.

If you would like any further information please contact the Town Clerk on or telephone 01297 21388.  The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 5th June.

Job Description

Application form 

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

At the Council's Annual General Meeting held on the 8th May 2017, Councillor Jack Rowland was elected as Mayor for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.  Councillor Martin Pigott was elected as the Deputy Mayor.



Seaton Town Council vote against going forward with Judicial Review

At its meeting on 2nd May, Seaton Town Council voted against proceeding with legal action against the Clinical Commissioning Group. The potential cost of undertaking a Judicial Review is at least £100,000. Neither Seaton Town Council or Seaton Hospital League of Friends are in a financial position to underwrite this cost pending public donations. Both parties, having considered the advice given, felt the case for Judicial Review was not as strong as they hoped it would be.

However, the Council and the Seaton Hospital League of Friends will continue to do everything that it can including lobbying the Devon County Council Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, the local MP and the Secretary of State over the matter.

Cllr Hartnell said “whilst the Council is not in a position to proceed to Judicial Review this is not the end of the matter. We will work with our colleagues at the League of Friends to continue to fight this decision.”


Seaton in Bloom 2017 Competition

Seaton Town Council is calling on all gardeners to enter into this year's Seaton in Bloom competition.  There are six different classes for individuals, groups and businesses to enter and the lucky winners will be announced at a special presentation evening on September 8th 2017.

The Classes are:

Best Small Front Garden (5m x 5m)

Best Medium Front Garden (5m x 10m)

Best Large Front Garden (10m x 10m)

Best Communal Residential Area

Best Allotment Site

Best Business Display

Closing date for entries is 31st July 2017 and judging will take place on 7th August 2017.

Please click here to download an entry form.


Annual Town Meeting

The Council held a very successful Town Meeting on Thursday 20th April.  It was well attended and members of the audience heard from a variety of speakers.  Councillor Marcus Hartnell, Chairman and Mayor, reported on the extensive work of the Council in the 2016 / 2017 Municipal Year and some of the challenges arising.  Committee Chairman, Councillors Martin Pigott (Community & Open Spaces), Heather Sanham (Finance & General Purposes), Jack Rowland (Estates) and Martin Shaw (Planning) explained the work of their respective committees and key issues arising.  External speakers provided lively, informative presentations with Mr Simon Card talking about the work of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Mr Harry Barton, Chief Executive Officer  for the Devon Wildlife Trust spoke about the development of Seaton Jurassic and the Tourist Information Office.  Karin Frewin, Marketing & Events Specialist updated the audience on the work of Seaton Town Development Team and candidates for election to Devon County Council in May, Ian Martin, Helen Parr and Martin Shaw spoke about their experience and ambitions.  There was an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of Seaton Town Council and the candidates for election.  Our thanks to all those who attended the 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." 


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 click on the 'Marshlands' page of this website.


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