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Anniversary of Popular Community Centre in Hailsham

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James West Community Centre building exterior 
This month marks the 4-year anniversary of the opening of Hailsham Town Council’s state of the art James West Community Centre, located in Brunel Drive.
Officially opened by Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex Mr Miles Jenner DL in 2018, the Town Council continues to provide excellent facilities at the centre for people wishing to hire a suitable local venue for community events, sports, business meetings, toddler play seassions, youth activities, children’s parties and social events, as well as private function hire.

Since opening four years ago, the purpose-built centre – named after the founder and Chairman of the Hailsham & District Sports Alliance (now Hailsham Active) who passed away in November 2016 – continues to play a key role in enabling Hailsham to fulfil its potential as a hub of community life, offering a broad range of activities that meet the requirements and interests of sports clubs, businesses, community groups, public sector organisations and residents.

The centre offers excellent facilities and, modern and well-equipped, the main hall has a capacity of 200 people seated. The centre also includes two meeting rooms (10 and 16 seated-person capacity), both of which are regularly available and ideal for meetings, training sessions, seminars and conferences.

Kitchen facilities are available (including crockery and cutlery) and the centre also includes store rooms, toilets, changing rooms, a P.A. system and ample on-site parking.

“The Town Council truly believes that the people in our communities are our town’s greatest assets,” said Town Clerk John Harrison. “Community centres, such as this one, are at the very heart of all things local.”

“A valuable asset to Hailsham, the James West Community Centre has many local groups, clubs and people of all ages using the facilities on a regular basis. We are extremely pleased with the response to the community centre opening in 2018 and feel confident that the centre is an essential hub of the community, bringing people together.”

For further information or to make a booking, contact Hailsham Town Council on 01323 841702 or by email.

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: