Are you a local community group or charity and wish to benefit from sharing experiences and ideas with other local groups?
The Hailsham Community Forum is looking to expand its membership and is open to all community groups, associations and charities in the area, to help build a better communication network and create a louder voice between them and other voluntary and statutory groups.
The long term benefits of joining the Forum could be cost savings to your group, for instance more leverage with ordering leaflets, printing costs, sharing resources and more. Several groups have already benefited from the forum by taking stalls on the Hailsham Street Market.
The forum, which meets on a regular basis, currently consists of around 30 community organisations including Hailsham Active, Hailsham Farmers’ Market, Hailsham Harriers, Computers For Charities, Hailsham Bonfire Society, Hailsham Lions, Hailsham Choral Society and the Now! Charity.
“The Hailsham Community Forum has grown since its launch with a number of groups wishing to become a member,” said Deputy Town Clerk and Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira.
“We are looking for additional members who can include local community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, parent/teacher groups and residents’ associations among others to share information on developments of interest including new funding opportunities, in addition to enabling partnership working with other organisations.”
Julie Coates, manager at Hailsham Foodbank said: “The forum is a great place to network and promote events or seek help from others. We gain lots of useful knowledge and ideas from it and have worked with a number of member organisations.”
The next forum meeting will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 10th August at the Hailsham Parish Church lounge. A subsequent meeting is scheduled at the same time and venue for Tuesday 6th September.
If you are interested in attending contact Michelle Hagger at Hailsham Town Council on 01323 841702 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: email@example.com