Long-standing local councillor Nigel Coltman has been elected Town Mayor and Chairman for a third term at the Annual Meeting of Hailsham Town Council held on Wednesday [24 May].
Councillor Amanda O’Rawe was re-elected as Deputy Town Mayor and Vice-Chairman and various representatives for local community organisations were also appointed.
Councillor Coltman was elected onto the Town Council in 1999, has served on a number of committees, and was Chairman of the Council’s Business Enterprise Committee from May 2011 to May 2015.
He and his wife Sandra moved to Hailsham in 1977. Their four sons have all been educated in Hailsham schools, and are now successfully employed. He has been active in the community through church choral and theatrical presentations at the community hall and is a life member and supporter of the Hailsham Pavilion.
Councillor Coltman is also Chairman of the Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group, which grew out of Hailsham’s application for a Portas grant towards town revitalisation projects, and over the coming year he expects to see some visible projects to enhance the image of the town.
His long term vision is for a town that is more ‘people focused’, and is working towards a refreshed town centre that will become an attractive focus for the growing population.
During his address, Councillor Coltman stated that it will be another busy year ahead for the Town Council and thanked all those who had contributed to its many achievements during the past twelve months, for helping to provide better facilities for Hailsham and helping towards revitalising the town in the process.
Councillor Coltman added: “I’d like to extend my thanks to Councillor Amanda O’Rawe for her support as Deputy Mayor and Vice-Chairman during the last two years and congratulate her for being elected Deputy Mayor again for 2017/2018.”
“Thank you to everyone for having faith in me to carry out the duty of Mayor and Chairman for another term.”
“The Town Council will continue to achieve the objectives set out when we were elected two years ago. There is still a lot more work to be done and many more good things to be achieved by the Town Council.”
Full details about the Town Council’s committees and representation of community organisations can be found here.
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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