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Council to Launch ‘Tea with the Mayor’ Surgery for Residents

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Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook 

Residents in Hailsham will soon be able to drop into the Town Council offices and meet the Mayor at one of his monthly surgeries, commencing in September.

Regular ‘Tea with the Mayor’ advice surgeries will be held by the Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Paul Holbrook, on the second Friday of every month, enabling residents to obtain information and advice or to make an enquiry about the services the Town Council provides, as well as discuss local issues and raise items of concern.

The first surgery will take place in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Council offices in Market Street on Friday 13th September, from 9am to 11am.

“Residents are welcome to come and speak to me in person and discuss any local Town Council issues you wish to talk about,” said Cllr Holbrook. “The monthly drop-in sessions are designed to give people the opportunity to engage in local issues that matter to them and voice their opinions.”

“We as town councillors want to make ourselves as accessible as possible to residents, so hopefully this monthly surgery will prove popular and complement existing ward surgeries held by some other Council members.”

Details of future Tea with the Mayor surgeries will be advertised on the public noticeboards in Vicarage Field and at Town Council offices, as well as on the Town Council’s website and social media pages.

Although the surgeries will operate on a drop-in basis, should residents wish to arrange an appointment in advance, either write to the Town Council offices advising the topic of concern, telephone 01323 841702 (Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm), or email

Cllr Holbrook added: “I am at your disposal and here to advise on all matters involving the Town Council, and if necessary, refer any matters outside its remit to either the District or County Council, or other agencies if appropriate.”

“I’ve established this new surgery because I want to engage with local people regarding issues they think are important for the local community or that affect the town. I’m available to listen to your concerns, offer suggestions and discuss the things you consider are both positive and negative about what’s happening in Hailsham, so please do come along to one of my surgeries.”

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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