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The Shoal Has Landed

Submitted on 04 May 2017 by Council Officers

Seaford Town Council was thrilled to be part of Seaford’s celebration of the arrival of it's fabulous new Community Bench at Splash Point. On May 1st hundreds of local people packed around Splash Point Jetty, excited to see the opening of this stunning sculptural seating experience.
Seaford Silver Band got the crowd singing with Sussex by the Sea and the amazing Pop Ups sung the catchy Shoal Song.  Yes, this bench has its own song! BBC's South East Today reporter Briohny Williams and Andy Dickenson from Meridian News mingled with the crowds capturing the moment The Shoal was officially opened by Peter Field, the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, accompanied by the Mayor of Seaford.
Working in partnership with Seaford Town Council and Seaford Community Partnership, Christian Funnell and Gabby Tofts designed and built this unique 16-metre-long sculpture. “We have been delighted by the enthusiastic support and good wishes for The Shoal project from the wonderful people of Seaford. We would like to thank the many folk who have generously sponsored a fish already and look forward to seeing The Shoal grow and become an amazing community facility for Seaford,” Gabby Tofts.
The project is being funded by public sponsorship. A variety of fish shaped plaques are available to purchase, with prices from £85 for a Sprat! Messages engraved on the fish celebrate all aspects of Seaford life. From births, weddings and memorials to Seaford groups and lines of poetry.
Be part of this exciting project and help The Shoal grow.  More sponsorship fish plaques are needed to build phase 2 of The Shoal.  Four more Mackerel Benches will meander to the end of Splash Point Jetty creating a seating experience with some of the most spectacular views in Sussex.
For information on how to sponsor a fish plaque, application form and prices visit the dedicated website www.theshoalseaford.com or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/The-Shoal-Seafords-Community-Bench-165924283917324/

Photo credit: Chris Wrathall
 

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