Seaford's Community Bench
The Shoal, Seaford’s Community Bench, is an exciting sculptural seating attraction being installed in three stages, the first of which was unveiled on 1 May 2017 and the second section in October 2017.
Located on Seaford's widest jetty at Splash Point, close to Seaford Head cliffs, the bench represents a remarkable stream meandering the length of the breakwater. The brainchild of Gabby Tofts, an inspirational gardener, and Christian Funnell, a renowned local sculptor, it is already drawing a lot of enthusiastic attention.
Through generous sponsorship, this stunning sculptural bench is being built to benefit the whole community, becoming a destination with breathtaking views of Seaford Head and Seaford Bay for all to sit a while and enjoy. The galvanised, marine-grade steel used for the sculpture is vandal proof and has a lifespan of 20 years.
Applications are now closed for Sprats, Sardines and Herrings for the third and final phase, planned for installation in April 2018.
Spaces do remain for Mackerel plaques, which are placed along the top of the Monumental Mackerel, and 20 Love Fish for the romantic bunting.
If you would like a Mackerel plaque or a Love Fish on this fantastic sculpture, please submit your application form. Gift cards are available free of charge from The Tourist Information Office.
Download your application form below, contact us via email, or pop into the Tourist Information Centre at 37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HG to pick up your Information Pack and Application Form
37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex Bn25 1HG, GB
Please download, complete and return the completed Application Form, together with your payment and dedication to the Facilities Department, Seaford Town Council.
Alternatively, Application Forms are available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre at 37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HG, or via email email@example.com
Swimming through the stream will be seven Monumental Mackerel benches, each a unique design and shape, measuring 3.5 metres in length. They will face east and west alternatively to capture the views, and each one will have seven sponsors, representing the ultimate gift to the people of Seaford. Plaques will be affixed along the top of the Mackerel bench and can include a logo.
250 characters, 6 lines
Three sizes of individual fish plaques, made from marine-grade stainless steel, are set in hardwood slats, coming together in a flowing shoal swimming the length of the stream – a celebration of the life of Seaford’s community.
The Sprat can be engraved with your choice of name, making an ideal gift.
170x25mm (20 characters, 1 line)
A larger fishy plaque to celebrate special events (births, engagements, weddings, special birthdays, retirement) or to remember a loved one.
225x45mm (70 characters, 3 lines)
The largest of the plaques gives you freedom to express yourself. The Herring can again be used for any form of celebration or a memorial dedication. Or how about poetry? Share your favourite verse, inspiring visitors with your love of the sea, cliffs, Seaford and the Downs.
290x65mm (150 characters, 5 lines)
For the romantic, the Love Fish are a fantastic engagement/wedding gift or just to say happy anniversary to the one you love. Pairs of fish riveted together will hang over a steel cord, in front of a mesh barrier to form a bunting design. A standard format of two names and a heart symbol are engraved on one side.
300x65mm per pair (25 characters)