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Town Crier Role

Seaton Town Council wishes to appoint a Town Crier to attend Seaton based civic events such as markets, the Christmas light switch on and Town sponsored events.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent people skills.  It is essential that you have a good local knowledge and an understanding of Seaton and its history.

This is a voluntary position that will receive agreed expenses.

Job Description

For further details please contact or telephone 01297 21388

Please submit a letter of interest and an accompanying CV by Monday 5th November at 12 noon. 

Town Guide 2019

Seaton Town Council invites quotes for the designing, editing, solicitation of advertising, proof reading and printing of its Town Guide for 2019.  Quotes can be for individual elements or for the whole package.

Seaton is building its reputation as the town for outdoor adventure and green tourism, and the Council would like to see this brand promoted in the Guide.  The Guide should encourage visitors to explore and experience all the attractions and activities that the town has to offer as well as including a What's On diary of events for 2019, a map of the town and essential information on local services.

The format will be broadly the same as that contained in the Town Guide 2018 (which can be found on the website) but text and photos should be refreshed and updated.  The size should be B5 with a minimum of 38pp plus cover in gloss or silk.  Print quotes should be for 10,000, 20,000 and 25,000 copies.

Quotes should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked to indicate whether the quote is for all or part of the Guide to be received at the Town Council office no later than 12 noon on Monday 12th November 2018.

For further information please email or telephone 01297 21388


Storm Callum Fails to Stop Seaton's 100th parkrun on 13th October 2018

Last Saturday (13 October) saw the 100th Seaton parkrun. This free, weekly, timed 5k has been taking place on the seafront every Saturday since November 2016 and the occasional storm has provided the organisers with a few challenges over the months. None as difficult as Storm Callum last weekend which deposited a lot of the beach on West Walk on Friday and threatened to add to it during the gale force winds and high tide on Saturday morning. Undaunted the Seaton parkrun core team decided to reroute the run using just East Walk.

An amazing 176 hardy parkrunners turned up to run, jog or walk the new route and to celebrate the 100th Seaton parkrun. Battling the wind did not deter locals and visitors alike and we even welcomed 22 newcomers who hadn't previously taken part here. Prizes were awarded to those with the most Seaton parkruns under their belts - The Churchill family, Rachel, Evelyn, Lila and Dean, who between them have chalked up 245 runs an average of more than 61 each; Julie Haines who took the prize for most runs by a woman with 67; John Mellodew and Martin Owen jointly completing 67 runs each; and under 11s Oliver Hawkins, 42 runs, and Cecelia Davies, 37, receiving the boy's and girl's prizes. Our most senior participant (from the comfort of a bench by the finish line) known fondly has "full English" Earnest received a prize for turning out to cheer whatever the weather.

Celebratory cake was kindly provided by Pebbles Cafe and Susi Sadler. Axe Valley Pedallers joined us to celebrate and to repeat their "Run like Froome". A good time was had by all despite the blustery conditions.

Co-event directors Tony Smith and Carol Austin declared themselves to be as proud as punch at the fabulous turnout and the wonderful team of volunteers who make this event possible every Saturday.

If you would like to take part in parkrun please come down to the seafront any Saturday by 8:55am for a 9am start. Everyone is welcome. You can walk, jog or run and no one is last as there is always a tail walker in an orange tabard and clip-on tail! Under 11s are welcome but must take part with their parent or other responsible adult and may not run alone. More information can be found at

Carol Austin - Event Director - Seaton parkrun

Pic: Runners battle Storm Callum at the 100th parkrun  

Pic: Cecelia Davies receives her chocolate medal for most Seaton parkruns for an Under 11 years female competitor.