Seaford's Community Bench
The Shoal, Seaford’s Community Bench, is an exciting sculptural seating attraction which has been installed in three stages, the first of which was unveiled on 1 May 2017 and the final section in April 2018.
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 has been 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.
Due to the popularity of this project, Sprats, Sardines and Herrings are now sold out.
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
Swimming through the stream are seven Monumental Mackerel benches, each a unique design and shape, measuring 3.5 metres in length. They face east and west alternatively to capture the views, and each one has 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.
Sponsorship: £1,000 *NOW REDUCED TO £500*
250 characters, 6 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, one above a heart symbol and one below it, are engraved on one side.
300x65mm per pair (25 characters)