Group launched to support Seaton Town Hall

A SEATON group is campaigning to increase usage of the town hall.

A SEATON group is campaigning to increase usage of the town hall.

Seaton Voices, formed following opposition to the town council's proposal to buy Willoughby House, was handing out leaflets on Saturday, January 23.

The group hopes to boost funding for the hall and provide more facilities.

Member Heather Sanham said: "The day went well.

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"It was very positive and people are very keen on supporting it.

"We hope to turn the town hall into a thriving community facility for all ages and activities and make it the heart of the town.

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It's a lovely building and has everything there."

She said the group has held discussions with various organisations, including schools, businesses and East Devon District Council, and have found various partners and possible funding.

The group's aims include: creating job opportunities for 19 to 24-year-olds; establishing a WiFi hub, offering youth facilities; to hold events, activities and festivals for all ages; to support local groups to fund increased usage of the town hall, and to support other community projects.

The group will be launched at the town hall on Friday at 7pm. It hopes to inform people of its work and encourage others to join.

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