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Staff Contact Details

A small, dedicated staff team is responsible for the delivery of Town Council services and supporting the work of Councillors. Below is a list of staff employed by Hailsham Town Council. Members of staff can be contacted by email or by calling 01323 841702.

Town Clerk & Officers

Kaylee Butcher

Position: Receptionist, Democratic Services & Business Enterprise Officer

Responsibilities: Receptionist; public enquiries; administrative support; street lighting enquiries; street market administration

Email: kaylee.butcher@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Joel Cottingham

Position: Deputy Youth Service Manager

Responsibilities: Deputy Manager, Youth Services; Deputy Coordinator – Safehub, Hellingly Youth Hub, Monday Youth Hub and Friday Night Project

Email: joel.cottingham@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Karen Giddings

Position: Planning & Environment Officer

Responsibilities: Assets Management Committee (clerk); Planning & Development Committee (clerk); Communities Committee (joint clerk); allotments; fishing season tickets

Email: karen.giddings@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Richard Gillett

Position: Works Manager
Responsibilities: Works staff supervision; grounds and buildings maintenance
Email: richard.gillett@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Terry Hall

Position: Communications Officer

Responsibilities: Press Officer; media relations; maintenance of Town Council website and service websites; residents’ newsletter; social media; public notices and Annual Report; advertising and publicity; post office communications; mayoral communications

Email: terry.hall@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Sherridan Harper

Position: Administration & Finance Assistant

Responsibilities: Administrative support; accounts administration; credit control; grant applications; hall/meeting room hire bookings

Email: sherridan.harper@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


John Harrison

Position: Town Clerk

Responsibilities: Clerk to the Council; Proper Officer and Head of Paid Service; general management; resources management; staff management; strategic planning; Charitable Trust correspondent and administrator; Postmaster (Hailsham Post Office)

Email: john.harrison@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Andy Joyes

Position: Youth Service Manager

Responsibilities: Manager, Youth Services; Coordinator – Safehub, Hellingly Youth Hub, Monday Youth Hub and Friday Night Project

Email: andy.joyes@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


David Saxby

Position: Burials & Civic Officer

Responsibilities: Burial administration and records; Town Mayor’s assistant

Email: david.saxby@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Michelle Webber

Position: Responsible Finance Officer

Responsibilities: Financial and budget management; statutory accounts; payroll; audit plans; council insurance; Finance, Budget & Resources Committee (clerk)

Email: michelle.webber@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Outdoor Works Staff

Richard Gillett

Position: Works Manager
Responsibilities: Works staff supervision; grounds and buildings maintenance
Email: richard.gillett@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Steve Gillett

Position: Cemetery Superintendent
Responsibilities: Cemetery maintenance


Phil Hobden

Position: Pond Warden
Responsibilities: Common Pond management, repair and wildlife monitoring


Rob Hussey

Position: Environment Warden
Responsibilities: Litter removal and waste control (HTC maintained sites)


Christian Letschka

Position: Maintenance Operative
Responsibilities: Grounds maintenance and repair (HTC maintained sites)

Email: christian.letschka@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Paul Miller

Position: Environment Warden
Responsibilities: Litter removal and waste control (HTC maintained sites)


Ross Murrell

Position: Water Bailiff
Responsibilities: Monitor (Hailsham Country Park lake); fishing permit inspection


Sam Spiers

Position: Tree Warden
Responsibilities: Surveys and advice on tree matters; Tree Preservation Order (TPO) compliance monitoring
Email: townandcountrytrees@hotmail.co.uk / 07812 910957


Steve Webber

Position: Buildings Maintenance Operative
Responsibilities: Property maintenance and repair (HTC maintained sites)


Youth Services Staff

Rachel Ali

Position: Youth Worker

Responsibilities: Youth projects work; delivery of youth services


Elsie Carnie

Position: Youth Worker

Responsibilities: Youth projects work; delivery of youth services


Carley Coleman

Position: Youth Worker

Responsibilities: Youth projects work; delivery of youth services


Joel Cottingham

Position: Deputy Youth Service Manager

Responsibilities: Deputy Manager, Youth Services; Deputy Coordinator – Safehub, Hellingly Youth Hub, Monday Youth Hub and Friday Night Project

Email: joel.cottingham@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Nick Dann

Position: Youth Worker

Responsibilities: Youth projects work; delivery of youth services; youth services fundraising projects


Andy Joyes

Position: Youth Service Manager

Responsibilities: Manager, Youth Services; Coordinator – Safehub, Hellingly Youth Hub, Monday Youth Hub and Friday Night Project

Email: andy.joyes@hailsham-tc.gov.uk


Beth Mickleburgh

Position: Youth Worker

Responsibilities: Youth projects work; delivery of youth services


Kerrie Potter

Position: Youth Worker

Responsibilities: Youth projects work; delivery of youth services


Pollie Rafferty

Position: Youth Worker

Responsibilities: Youth projects work; delivery of youth services


Alfie Williams

Position: Youth Worker

Responsibilities: Youth projects work; delivery of youth services


Community Hall Staff

Robert Boxer

Position: Manager, James West Community Centre
Responsibilities: Day-to-day caretaking of Centre (booking enquiries to be made via Town Council offices on 01323 841702 / enquiries@hailsham-tc.gov.uk)
Email: robert.boxer@hailsham-tc.gov.uk / Phone: 01323 843944 or 07771 810140


Sherridan Harper

Position: Administration & Finance Assistant

Responsibilities: Hall/meeting room hire bookings (James West Community Centre / Fleur de Lys Meeting Room / Southview Community Rooms)

Email: sherridan.harper@hailsham-tc.gov.uk / Phone: 01323 841702


Post Office Staff

Christian Moskal

Position: Post Office Manager (10 High Street)

Responsibilities: Branch management, counter staff supervision, customer service, staff training

Email: post.office@hailsham-tc.gov.uk / Phone: 01323 442503