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 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 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 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 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 



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