25 years of Seaford Town Council.

The Mayor of Seaford's Sustainable Picnic

The Mayor of Seaford Town Council – Councillor Sally Markwell is inviting community groups in the town to hold community picnics to bring people together promoting friendship and support for each other. The Mayor has set herself the challenge of visiting 25 picnics to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Seaford Town Council.

You can hold a picnic for up to 25 people in a community space. We’ve put together a sample menu for a sustainable picnic and recipes for you to try.

Download the Seaford Town Council picnic pack for information about picnic spots in Seaford with a beautiful map by Onneke, a form to fill in to invite the mayor to your picnic, tips for a sustainable picnic from Sharing Skills and tips for a waste free picnic from Plastic Free Seaford.

A Sustainable Picnic Menu

Click on the links below for recipes and more information:


Mamoosh pittas

Houmous – 25 portions

For 25 portions, multiply this recipe by three

Bulgar wheat salad
Bulgar wheat salad – 25 portions

Double this recipe for 25 portions

Tomato salsa
For 25 portions – multiply this recipe by three


Apricot flapjack
20 portions

Fruit scones with strawberry jam and coconut cream

Gluten free fruit scone recipe
Double this recipe for 25 portions


Apple, raspberry and mint iced tea
Apple, raspberry and mint iced tea 25 portions

Orange cordial


Less than £2.50 per portion 

Tips for a sustainable picnic

  • Remember your reusable water bottle
    – save resources, waste, and money. Download the Refill app to find a water refill point near you.
  • Take a flask or refillable insulated mug
    – for hot and cold drinks.
  • Make up a reusable bottle of cordial instead of buying fizzy drinks
    – cordial contains less sugar and uses less resources to produce.
  • Pack your lunch in reusable containers.
  • Eat a variety of, and more plant-based foods. Eat less processed foods.
    whole foods are better for you and better for the planet!
  • Buy seasonal & locally produced foods wherever you can.
  • Switch out rice for bulgur wheat instead.
    – rice production emits methane and uses lots of water.
  • Buy fruit whole and cut up at home to take on a picnic instead of buying it already cut up
    – this saves airmiles, packaging and space for transporting and storage.
  • Make a homemade cake instead of shop bought
    – homemade cake contains less sugar and chemicals than shop bought and produces less packaging and space for transport and storage. Flapjack is a sturdy snack to carry. You can add fruit, seeds and nuts for added nutrients.
  • Instead of sweets, take a small tub of dried fruit for a late afternoon sweet fix
    – dried apricots contain half the sugar of raisins or sultanas.
  • Make your own flavoured popcorn instead of buying bags of crisps.
  • Use fabric napkins that can be washed or if using paper napkins, take them home with your food waste and put them on your compost heap.
  • Leave no trace when you leave your picnic area.
    Ensure you have a leak proof tub for your food scraps. Compost what you can. Put all other food in your food waste bin at home to be collected by the council. Put your recycling in the recycling bin or take it home with you.

Picnic blanket