THE Rotary movement was started in 1905, and to recognise the centenary of the founding of the world wide charity, Seaford Rotary Club presented the town with a wall mounted clock.
The clock was erected on Hurdis House, which at the time was occupied by Seaford Town Council.
The clock was unveiled on Wednesday 23rd February 2005 by Ken Davies, Mayor of Seaford.
In 2014, the clock was repaired having been out of operation for a number of years due to mechanical failure. Seaford Town Council which is responsible for the clock arranged for the restoration work.
The clock was also relocated to the front of Cameron’s Pharmacy, next to its original location on Hurdis House on Broad Street. The Town Council remained responsible for its maintenance and took out an annual maintenance contract with the manufacturer Messrs Smiths of Derby, whilst Cameron’s paid for the electrical supply.
Sometime in 2017, the clock began again to show the correct time only twice a day – it had stopped; it needed further repair and a maintenance service.
On Wednesday 20th February, scaffolding was erected to provide access to enable the clock to be repaired, and for the much-needed maintenance to be carried out so that the clock could provide the service originally intended. Early on Thursday 21st February, Smiths of Derby carried out the necessary work and replaced the motors to the clock, resynchronised the dial and fitted a new light tube and starter.
The clock can now be seen to show the correct time continually.
more Seaford Rotary has completed the installation of signs to indicate the location of the three defibrillators along the seafront.
more Last March, whilst the country was in lockdown due to the Covid pandemic, a talk was given remotely via Zoom to Seaford Rotary by Mick Etheridge and Pam Byrne from The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
more PRESIDENT MIKE Ogilvie joined around 100 people at Newhaven harbour on 28th April for the unveiling of Newhaven Fishermen's Memorial.
more ON FRIDAY 12th March, volunteers who helped Seaford Rotary collect a record sum by accompanying Santa’s sleigh through the streets of Seaford in December, were welcomed at the Crossways Church, Blatchington Hall to a thank you buffet meal.
more On Thursday 3rd June, Seaford Rotary President Martin McGill presented Dawn Woodgate and her Seahaven Storehouse team a Rotary Certificate of Appreciation. Rotarians Mike Ogilvie, Arif Essaji and Ken Holt were also present.
more Visitors flocking to the Seaford seaside are encouraged to follow the ‘Seagulls’ and help support Seaford’s town centre.
more THIRTY-TWO senior citizens were treated to the Rotary Christmas party on 23rd November held at St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Road.
more Frank Thompson and Clive Livingstone have installed a replacement Golden Jubilee bench at the Jubilee Gardens on Steyne Road.
more Seaford Rotary linked with NP&SL, Martello Rotary, National Coastwatch Institution and Seaford Bonfire Society to help local charities to expand their profile, raise funds and recruit volunteers at the Support our Seaford Charities Day.
more After many months sorting out the approval for the new storm gate it was installed on June 1st by Ken Holt and Clive Livingstone.
more The final delivery of the year consisting of Christmas boxes of treats, toys, and a bag of fresh vegetables per family was made today to homes across the Havens and Seaford.
more WORKING together Seahaven FM and Seaford Rotary thought that there might be several people in the area who might be isolated particularly during the Covid 19 lockdown.
more During the Covid pandemic Seaford Rotary has been supporting Seahaven Storehouse foodbank in several ways.
more This year due to the social distance restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual remembrance laying of wreaths at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday was not able to take place.
more Following our recent information on scams in the Little Book of Big Scams, we now bring you a follow up with the Little Booklet of Phone Scams
more THE FORMAL handover of two planters at Bishopstone station to the “Friends of Bishopstone Station” occurred on 30th October when President Martin McGill presented the planters to their Chair Barbara Mine.
more WORK was brought to a stop for a few minutes at the Seahaven food bank, Vale Road, when Seaford Rotary marked the contribution made by the young people with a certificate to recognise their volunteer work in support of the Seahaven Storehouse Foodbank dur
more Seaford Rotarians made an average of 65 deliveries to needy families totalling an average 1950 kg of food each week in July.
more Annual Senior citizens Christmas party at St James Trust November 2019
more President Keith Ross judging the Seaford Horticultural Show 3 August 2019
more Para Games 2019 was held on Sunday 11th August at Wave Leisure Centre, Seaford
more The Rotary Club of Seaford together and Business Partners support have reproduced a series of monthly extracts from ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’ in Seaford Scene to increase awareness of the risks to becoming a victim of a scam.
more It was somebody’s very good idea to revive the service we gave to the Children with Cancer (CWC) charity in Polegate for whom we used to clean their caravan at Combe Haven Holiday Park at St Leonards, ready for summer visitors in the soon-to-start season.
more Parkruns have been set up across the UK over the past few years. They are community events for runners of all standards and ages to encourage physical and mental health. They are non-competitive and open to everyone.
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