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Become A Town Councillor And Make A Difference

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Would you like to play a part in making decisions affecting Hailsham? Do you have some spare time to become more involved in your community and influence the way services in and around Hailsham are provided? Perhaps you’re already involved in local affairs and want to take the next step? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you should consider becoming a town councillor and put yourself up for election on 7 May.

Town Clerk John Harrison urges Hailsham residents who would like to voice their concerns in the community and represent local views and interests to stand for election as a town councillor at the May election:

“Becoming a town councillor is very rewarding and it means you can make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives locally. Special qualifications are not a pre-requisite, but it helps if you enjoy speaking with a wide range of people and you care about Hailsham and the issues facing local residents.

Hailsham Town Council is active and involved in a number of aspects of community life. Collectively, we are responsible for decisions affecting a range of services to the community with an annual budget of over £870,000.

If you’d like to get involved in the local community and become a town councillor, this could be your chance to make a difference. Remember, standing for election isn’t a difficult process – you just need to complete a nomination paper and make sure you deliver it on time.”

Candidates for election must generally, on the day of nomination, be a British subject or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, be 18 years of age or over and registered to vote in the area or if you have lived, worked or owned property here for at least 12 months before the election. However, please email for full criteria.

Nomination packs are available to collect from the Town Council offices in Market Street and Wealden District Council offices in Vicarage Lane. If you are interested, send an email to If you would like an informal chat about the role of Hailsham town councillor in the meantime please contact John Harrison, Town Clerk, on 01323 841702.

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Enquiries relating to this media release

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