May 2017

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.