If you live in Seaford, you may have noticed a line on your council tax demand notice referring to Special Expenses for Seaford and Seaford Town Council.
As there was no accompanying leaflet to clarify what this meant, I asked Lewes District Council for more details on these expenses. They explained that this is a means of ensuring that local residents pay directly for the playing fields, etc. that are in their area, rather than being paid for by all of the residents of the district. Apparently, there was a similar charge on last year’s demand and the amount has reduced this year.
Those in Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe will have had a similar line on their council tax demand.
I did ask whether this information was published anywhere, e.g. their website, but have not received a response on that point. They did, however, provide the following breakdown of the Seaford charge:
|Seaford||2014/15 £||2015/16 £|
|Alfriston Road OS||1,115||675|
|Chalvington Close Verge||354||593|
|Foster Close OS||1,033||775|
|Katherine Way Open Space||1,027||1,790|
|Normansal Park OS||935||1,585|
|Valley Dip Play Area||5,444||3,945|