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Discussion Topics for Next Residents’ Forum

Planning & Development, Town Revitalisation

Hailsham town centre 

People living or working in Hailsham are being invited to submit topics for discussion at the next Hailsham Residents’ Forum, which takes place in October.

The aim of the meeting, which is being held at the Civic Community Hall in Vicarage Lane at 7pm on Friday 16th October, is to build a forum for residents to voice their views on topical local issues that are raised by, or affect, members of the community.

The October forum will be open to all members of the public and attended by forum organisers Hailsham Forward — the Town Team which aims to bring together key local stakeholders including Hailsham Town Council to review the best ways to revitalise the town.

The inaugural meeting held in July was attended by nearly 70 residents and discussion took place about housing developments in Hailsham, with concerns raised over the provision of schools and doctors surgeries, local employment opportunities, town centre traffic congestion and other infrastructure issues.

Suggested topics for discussion are now being welcomed for the October forum. If you wish to attend, please write to Mickey Caira (Town Council Offices, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE) or send an email to Please include your suggested topic for discussion in all correspondence, so the relevant information can be gathered and made available at the meeting.

Town and district Councillor Nick Collinson, who is Vice-Chairman of the Hailsham Forward Executive said: “The purpose of the forum is to provide residents with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas as to the future of Hailsham and we hope to encourage ideas and action for the benefit of the Hailsham community from these meetings.”

Hailsham Forward Executive Chairman Rob Slater, who will lead the forum commented: “It’s essential that we get as many residents as possible to take part in discussions and attend the October meeting if they can – after all, the forum is about Hailsham AND its residents.”

“I encourage people to email Hailsham Forward with topic suggestions and any local issues they wish to debate.”

Audio highlights of July’s residents’ forum (edited by Pat Bradley of Hailsham Festival FM) can be accessed at

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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: