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Community Hall Bookings Unavailable Until Further Notice

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James West Community Centre building exterior 

Due to the public health pandemic, Hailsham Town Council‘s community hall facilities will remain closed until further notice.

The announcement is in line with government advice on social distancing and other guidelines in response to dealing with COVID-19.

The hire of community facilities managed by the Town Council, including the James West Community Centre in Brunel Drive, Fleur de Lys Meeting Room in Market Street and Southview Community Rooms in Western Road, has been suspended until such time as government guidelines allow for public gatherings at community hall facilities.

“While these closures will remain in place for the foreseeable future, we will be monitoring developments and following guidelines set by government agencies with regards to when it may be practical and acceptable to reopen the venues,” said Town Clerk John Harrison. “We must consider the health of the local community and our staff. They are our priorities at this difficult time.”

“It is our duty as a parish council to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of members, staff and visitors to our office building and community halls, as well as to our public events,” said Town Mayor and Chairman of Hailsham Town Council, Cllr Paul Holbrook. “This is a very challenging time for us all, and we are trying to balance the public’s access to required services and properties with the need to promote public safety.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their understanding of these necessary precautions as we take every step possible to ensure their wellbeing and safety – and that of our members and staff.”

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: terry.hall@hailsham-tc.gov.uk