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NEW LEASE FOR SEAFORD HEAD NATURE RESERVE

August 11th, 2017.


Seaford Town Council and Sussex Wildlife Trust have joined forces to secure the future of Seaford Head Nature Reserve. A new lease passing the care and management of this important site to Sussex Wildlife Trust for the next 25 years
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The new lease includes an annual payment from Seaford Town Council to Sussex Wildlife Trust to ensure that funds are in place to properly manage the reserve. Sussex Wildlife Trust Ranger, Sarah Quantrill, will continue to manage the site, working closely with Seaford Town Council to ensure the rare wildlife and specialist habitat is protected and enhanced.

The Reserve is visited by thousands of people every year, many of whom are passing through to walk the Sussex Coast or Vanguard Way walks or to visit South Hill Barn. People come from all over the world to enjoy the spectacular view of the world famous Seven Sisters and Coastguard Cottages - best seen from the Nature Reserve.

Councillor Linda Wallraven, Mayor of Seaford explains: “This is another step in the right direction for Seaford Town Council and the services it provides to the people of Seaford. Whilst the Town Council will continue to play a role in the running of the nature reserve and the rest of Seaford Head, Sussex Wildlife Trust will bring a wealth of experience to ensure the flora and fauna are managed in the correct manner.”

Carole Nicholson, Chairman of Trustees at Sussex Wildlife Trust said: “I am delighted that this iconic site, with its breathtaking views and important chalk grassland habitat, will continue to be sympathetically managed to protect its rare wildlife.

"Seaford Head Nature Reserve will benefit both people and wildlife and this partnership with Seaford Town Council is a prime example of shared endeavour.”

Anyone wanting to know more about the Reserve can pick up a leaflet from the Tourist Information Office in Seaford at 37 Church Street or can get more information HERE

Also visit www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk