A Greener Seaford

Community Climate & Eco Fair

1st August 2021 | 12 - 4pm

The Salts, Seaford

Thanks to everyone who made the fair such FUN

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Thank you!

Here we are after the event! We were blown away by the amount of people who came along. This event could only happen because so many people and organisations wanted to support this.

We had music, art, science, activities, bug hunts, stories, talks, free bike repairs, free seeds, plants, trees and free stuff!

Without asking, people brought along plants and seeds to share. It really was a special day.


Cushion the blow.

The fair was free but that couldn't be done without people giving their time, skills and resources. We have many people and organisations to thank to enable this successful event:

Thank you to Seaford Town Council for being partners in this event and providing The Salts Recreation Ground for the event.

Thank you to Ouse Valley CARES for providing funds for materials needed for the event.

Thank you to Seaford Community Partnership / Seaford CARES for supporting the aims of the event.

Thank you to all of the local groups and organisations (listed further down this page) who came along and provided activities to engage with visitors.

Thank you to all the volunteers who came along to set up, help on stalls and many other ways.

Thank you to Jo and Hugh for the fantastic signs made to promote before and during the event.

Thank you to our local primary schools for decorating banners to promote the event and for their displays.

Thank you to Dazzle Events for providing and setting up a marquee for the Talks Tent. Every talk was full with visitors.

Thank you to Nigel Goss and his band Cushion the Blow for the music which really lifted the event.

Thank you to our expert speakers for providing such unique talks. We hope you’ll come back and speak for longer in the hub.

Thank you to Lisa Bagot for taking fantastic photos of the event.

Thank you to Liz Bur for the beautiful flags, childrens teepees, wish teepee and generally making the fair look special.

Thank you to the Rotary club for providing their marquee for the fair.

Thank you to Cllr James Meek for his expert organisation of pitches and logistics on the day.

Thank you to the SEA team for the hours of preparation to make this happen.

We were overwhelmed to receive help and goodwill from so many places that if we haven’t thanked you personally or missed out a mention we apologise and do appreciate everything people are doing. The fair was organised by a very small team of volunteers taking on a huge task on top of their normal lives.

Was the event waste free?

After taking out the compostables and the recyclables, we were left with one cellophane wrapper - well done Seaford!

About the fair

We know how lucky we are to live in such a naturally beautiful place, but the world is changing all around us. The fair is an opportunity to come together and share a bold vision of the future - "A Greener Seaford".

Together we can explore the positive, practical and fun steps we can take to protect the natural world for future generations.

Click here to find out how we are trying to make our fair as sustainable as possible.

In partnership with:Seaford Town Council.

Organised by:Seaford Environmental Alliance.

What's at the fair

About Climate Change

Greenhouse gases, feedback loops, albedo effect, acidification... we'll use simple experiments to explain the science and how it effects our planet.

Expert Advice

Experts in all aspects of environment and ecology will be on hand to answer your questions and show you how we can all do something to protect the environment.

The waste Free picnic challenge

Use your imagination to bring along a picnic with as little waste as possible - food waste, packaging, food miles, carbon dioxide!

What's your change?

Find out what meaningful action you can take on and what impact our community can have when we work together.

"ON THE VERGE" - Connecting people & green spaces

Verges and urban green spaces – however small – can provide a vital food source for insects and birds in our town and the surrounding area.

Tent talks

Short, informative, inspirational talks on a wide range of incredible subjects. There will be something interesting for everyone.

And in the green gazebo the Climate Cafe where YOU can talk

Who's coming...

List of Speakers:

Martin Meadows – ex Dept for the Environment and Climate Change
‘What is Climate Change and why is it so important’

Nathan Pope – Cuckmere Valley Transition Energy Group
‘Living with an electric car’, Q&A

Dr. Bryony Tolhurst, Uni of Brighton - Mammals and Reptiles
Jon Curson, Natural England - Invertebrates, butterflies and birds

‘Urban wildlife – what is it, where is it and what does it need?’

Darren Evans – extreme athlete and environment ambassador
‘Trees not Tees’ – avoiding clothing waste

Chris Rowland
OVESCO – sustainable community energy

Claire Sumners – founder, Plastic Free Seaford
‘Plastic Free’ – what it means and how we do it

Dr. Shova Thapa Karki - Uni of Sussex Business School
‘The Circular Economy – what is it and how does it work?’

Emma Pope, author and environmentalist
‘Flightless Travel’

Get stuck in!

Hands on science

Practical experiments to explain the changing world around us.


A fun way to find answers to some of our most challenging questions.


Exploring the natural world by making, painting, printing to unleash your inner artist!


Telling stories and thinking about how we would like our future to be.

Information on a whole range of environmental issues and sustainable solutions such as nature, climate change, water, food, food growing, energy, transport, plastics, waste, circular economy, local solutions and ways to get involved.

  • Music by Cushion the Blow
  • 100% off sale
  • Art activities
  • Bug hunts with experts
  • Experiments to explain how climate change works
  • Food games
  • Seed planting
  • Free plants
  • How to make natural beauty products and household cleaners
  • Children's story area

Who's involved

The waste Free picnic challenge

We have set ourselves a challenge of making our eco fair waste free; there will not be food stalls at the event so we are setting you a challenge to bring along a waste-free picnic.

Dig out your tupperware or character lunch box and flask and join us from 12 o’clock to picnic the way we used to. Cucumber sandwiches or bulgar wheat salad - the choice is yours!

For inspiration here are some examples of "packed lunches" from around the world.

Stories for a better world

Life from Bones, Treasure from Scraps


A battle to the death between two Sussex giants, the cost of bringing fire to humanity, growing the seed of truth, creating life from bones and treasure from scraps, and what to do when our visions and dreams fail in the face of reality – all these, and a conversation with God, will feature in our stories about nature, nurture, building community and caring for our planet and each other.

Come ready to laugh, cry and wonder at the ups and down, the joys and frustrations, of our marvellous lives.

A spoken word performance for families.

You’ll find us at the TeePee
4 sessions each lasting 45 minutes... 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30

The GuestHouse Storytellers


The Salts Recreation Ground
Richmond Rd, Seaford BN25 1DR

Nearest bus stop:
Beacon Road, Seaford
Brighton & Hove Bus Times
Cuckmere Bus Times
Nearest Train Station:
Seaford Train Station
Southern Rail Times

Click here for walking directions
Click here for cycling directions

Disabled parking available in Richmond Road Car Park

Would you like to help at the fair?

SEA is completely run by volunteers who care for the environment.

If you would be willing to give us a hand at the fair please click the button below to get in touch.

I want to help!