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Seaford Town Football Club plans fence for ground

A COUNTY football club has asked for community support for plans to build a fence around the perimeter of its campus.

Seaford Town Football Club received permission from Seaford City Council earlier this year to erect an 8ft fence around part of its grounds at The Crouch on Bramber Lane.

The move met with opposition from some people in the area, who printed leaflets demanding that the fence not be built.

The club wanted to address claims on the leaflet and make it clear that people have full access to the ground when games are not being played.

The Argus: The club has already asked dog walkers to keep their pets on a leash when walking on the pitchThe club has previously asked dog walkers to keep their pets on a leash when walking on the pitch

The crouch has been the target of vandalism in the past and the club claim it is regularly left on the pitch with dog feces.

Chairman Tom Webster started the petition calling for support of the club’s plans. So far it has collected nearly 1,000 signatures.

The petition read: “Due to the openness of the park, the football club suffers from vandalism and we are limited in what we can do for fear of wasting money and effort on things that are destroyed.

The Argus: Parts of the floor were destroyed before matchdays. Image from Seaford Town Football ClubParts of the floor were destroyed before the match days. Image from Seaford Town Football Club

“We have received approval from the Council Facilities Committee to build an eight foot fence, subject to a successful planning application.

“The plan is to fence off the football playing area so we can control the pitch area and make sure it’s safe and suitable for a club playing at the level of football that we do.

“As a club, we decided to build a two-metre high fence just as a compromise, to ensure we didn’t obstruct our neighbours’ view.”

The Argus: Last month a ticket booth was knocked over and a table destroyed. Images from STFCLast month a ticket booth was knocked over and a table destroyed. Images from STFC

Pointing to other county clubs in the area, which all have fenced-in grounds, the club said it should have “comparable facilities” for those teams or it risks hitting its “ceiling” to qualify as team to advance.

“Dog walkers use the court area daily to exercise their dogs,” the petition reads, “extra footsteps damage the court and hazardous dog poop, which is often left behind, is a hazard if it gets in the eyes, nose or mouth of players and.” may mean a trip to the hospital.

“Dog pee is also toxic to grass, killing grass stains where a dog has urinated.

The Argus: Grounds would be open to people on non-game daysOn non-game days, the grounds would be open to people

“Hopefully you can see how important this is to the successful development of the club and what we can offer the city with their approval.

“Without the fence, the club will have reached the limit of growth and will not be able to make any progress.

“As a non-profit organization, we don’t have the resources or ability to find a new site to build a gated facility, so this is our only option if we want any hope of progress.”

The Argus: A drawing of the club where the fence would beA drawing of the club where the fence would be

The local council has also agreed to allow the association to take on the lawn care on a trial basis for a year.

Seaford Town Football Club will invest its own funds in improving the playing surface and is currently undertaking the clubhouse refurbishment.

Adam Chugg, City Council Clerk, said: “We are looking at this issue very closely, we are aware of the strong arguments on both sides.

“There will be a council meeting in September, then we can form a more concrete opinion on this matter.”

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