Seaford Town CouncilSeaford Town Council
Seaford Town Council, 37 Church Street, Seaford, BN25 1HG.
Tel: 01323 894870  |  Fax: 01323 872976  |  Email: admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk

2019 Election:

​Seaford Town Council encourages residents passionate about Seaford to stand in the local elections on 2nd May 2019.

We welcome and are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all regardless of race, culture, ability, ethnicity or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. This helps us to enhance the Council through the diversity of experiences, diversity of skills and diversity of knowledge. This will also support the Council to be even more representative of the community in which we serve.

There is currently a national call on local councils to especially encourage younger members of the community to stand for election. There are currently 120,000 councillors serving on the 10,000 local councils in England, only 1% of which are below the age of 25!

What is a Councillor?

Councillors are the champions of the community and give residents a voice on the
decisions Seaford Town Council makes. Becoming a Town Councillor will allow you to make a real difference in the Seaford community by:

engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs;
making decisions on which services and projects Seaford Town Council should take forward; and
getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

A recent national Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on
average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings,
engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to outside bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few eligibility criteria to stand for election. You must:

Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union;
Be at least 18 years old;
Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

Key dates

Nominations open—Tuesday 19th March 2019
Deadline for nominations—4pm Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Election day—Thursday 2nd May 2019 

Become a Councillor Information Evening

Ahead of the election the Council hosted a Become a Councillor Information Evening. This was well attended and gave individuals considering standing for election the opportunity to find out a little more about what the role entails, the expectations and demands, and the chance to meet with existing Councillors and Council staff.

A presentation given by the Town Clerk was video recorded and uploaded to the Town Council's YouTube channel here. The PowerPoint presentations from the evening can be found below - 

Potential Councillor - Town Clerk presentation March 2019

Governance presentation

Projects presentation

The full Prospective Councillor Information Pack can be downloaded here with covering letter here, or items within this pack can be found individually below - 

1) Overview of STC

2) Council Tax Leaflet 2019/20

3) Menu Map for STC Website

4) Notice of Town Council Elections from District

5) Ward Map

6) Code of Conduct

7) Standing Orders

8) Financial Regulations

9) Scheme of Delegation

10) Meeting Timetable

11) Committee Reporting Structure

12) Strategic Objectives

13) Staff Structure – Office

14) Staff Structure – The View

15) Outside Bodies List

16) Councillor Profile Information Form

ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE -
(NALC/Electoral Commission)

Good Councillors Guide 2018 Edition
All About Local Councils
It Takes All Sorts
Can you stand for election?
Standing as an independent candidate
Standing as a party candidate

 

Please click here to view Seaford Town Property Elector Statistics by Area

 

2015-2019 Town Councillors having just taken office!

Local Council Award Scheme Foundation