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Hailsham Forward Town Team Achieves CIC Status

Town Revitalisation

 

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 centre, has been successful in its application to become a Community Interest Company.

At recent Hailsham Forward meetings, stakeholders discussed and agreed the formation of a Community Interest Company (CIC – a special type of limited company which exists to benefit the community), which will help to create more potential funding opportunities for Hailsham Forward in the future and carry other financial benefits for the Partnership.

Deputy Town Clerk and Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira commented: “By going down the Community Interest Company route, Hailsham Forward can benefit from a higher profile and be eligible for additional funding for various projects which are in the interest of residents and local businesses.”

“Hailsham Forward will continue to work hard for the Hailsham community, developing initiatives which will enhance the local economy and attract inward investment into the town.”

“We will continue to build on our successes to date and are dedicated to improving the town’s economic and social worth through the Partnership,” said Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman, who is Chairman of the Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group.

“The Partnership’s various projects make an important contribution to the improvement of the local economy and, aided by the formation of a Community Interest Company, will ultimately help to revitalise the town centre and surrounding urban environment, as well as offering more retail choice in the long term.”

“The Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group and Executive Team continue to meet on a regular basis to progress various projects, projects which make an important contribution to the improvement of the local economy – ultimately helping to revitalise the town centre and surrounding urban environment in the long term.”

“We’ll continue to take on board the views of stakeholders while we work on these projects and keep the local community informed of any updates at all times.”

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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