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Coronavirus: Council Activities & Public Information Updates

+ Council Services & Facilities

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Reception/Public Enquiries: Following the latest government advice, the Town Council has reopened its reception area to the public.

The reception in Market Street is currently staffed on weekdays from 10am to 3pm, although visitors are still encouraged to wear face coverings to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

Normal office opening hours of 9am-4pm (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays) will be reintroduced in the near future, subject to coronavirus guidelines.

Photo of Hailsham Cemetery in SpringBurials & Cemetery: Hailsham Cemetery in Ersham Road is open for graveside and ashes burials.

Currently, there isn’t a cap on the maximum number of mourners/attendees allowed at graveside burial services.

High Street Post Office: The high street post office is currently open from 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 9am-2pm. Face masks must be worn whilst on the premises.

Community Hall & Meeting Room Hire: The James West Community Centre is open and available for hire/bookings from individuals, businesses, classes and community groups. Please call 01323 841702 or email for details. Hire of the Fleur de Lys Meeting Room in Market Street is currently unavailable until further notice.

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Hailsham Youth Service: Many of the Town Council’s face-to-face youth service venues/activities are operating at different/temporary opening hours.

For full details and opening times for the Square Youth Cafe, Hellingly Youth Hub, Monday Youth Hub, Safehub and Fridasy Night Project, visit the Hailsham Youth Service website.

Photo of the new public toilets in HailshamPublic Conveniences: An outside contractor is currently responsible for the opening, closing and cleaning of the public conveniences adjacent to the Asda car park in North Street on a daily basis. To allow more frequent cleaning of toilets, the facility currently operates six days a week (Monday to Saturday), from 9.30am-4pm each day.

Hailsham Street Market: Hailsham Street Market is currently open from in Vicarage Field from 8.30am to 1.30pm on Saturdays.

+ Council & Committee Meetings

View of the outside of the Hailsham Town Council officesIt is our duty as a parish council to look after the health, safety and well-being of members, staff and members of the public. We are monitoring developments concerning Covid-19 very closely and the Town Council has earlier this year reverted back to holding meetings face-to-face, as a result of continued easing of restrictions and the end of legislation which allowed Council members, officers and members of the public to meet remotely/online

Until further notice, all Full Council meetings will be held at the James West Community Centre in Brunel Drive, a venue which is large enough to hold the meetings whilst maintaining some form of physical distancing, thus ensuring safety for members and officers attending. Individual committee meetings will be held in the Fleur de Lys Meeting Room (Town Council Offices, Market Street) unless otherwise stated.

Dates and details of meetings of Full Council and individual committees are posted on our meeting schedule pages.