‘On the up’ Seaton gets a new B&B

PUBLISHED: 15:50 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:50 18 February 2015

Mayor Gaynor Sedgwick cuts a ribbon to open Beachcroft B&B in Seaton with (L to r) Steve Wainwright, Melanie Letheren, of Beach Belles B&B, town crier David Craner, Pat Booth of Mariners B&B and Helen Wainwright. Photo by CHRIS CARSON

Mayor Gaynor Sedgwick cuts a ribbon to open Beachcroft B&B in Seaton with (L to r) Steve Wainwright, Melanie Letheren, of Beach Belles B&B, town crier David Craner, Pat Booth of Mariners B&B and Helen Wainwright. Photo by CHRIS CARSON

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Town crier says the resort has plenty to shout about

“OYEZ! Seaton’s on the up.”

That was the message from town crier David Craner when he joined mayor Gaynor Sedgwick to officially open another new business in the resort.

Beachcroft, in Burrow Road, closed as a bed and breakfast establishment some time ago after operating successfully for many years.

Now the business has been reopened by Helen and Steve Wainwright, who bought the property in 2014 and set about renovating it.

“We fell in love with Seaton and Axmouth Harbour years ago, so it was a natural move for us as we were spending more time here than our previous home,” said Mr Wainwright. “Seaton is definitely on the up! Beachcroft B&B is bringing three more rooms to Seaton.”

Cllr Sedgwick said: “I was delighted to welcome Steve and Helen, not only to Seaton but to the town’s thriving B&B community. This is yet another business opening, showing confidence in the town.”

Meanwhile, Seaton Town Council has invited local traders and business bosses to a meeting in the town hall at 7pm, on Tuesday, March 3, to hear their concerns.

Cllr Sedgwick said: “The reason for the meeting is to hear directly from business owners about the difficulties and challenges they face, and to identify the key issues which they are concerned about.

“The town council does not have responsibility for all areas of the town but we can, however, represent businesses by taking issues of concern to the decision-makers.”


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