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Hailsham Residents Invited to Annual Town Meeting

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Hailsham Town Council invites residents to attend the next Annual Town Meeting which takes place at the Hailsham Civic Community Hall in Vicarage Lane on Wednesday 27th April, restrictions permitting.

The main part of the meeting will start at 7.30pm and will be chaired by the Town Mayor and Chairman, Councillor Paul Holbrook.

Those who attend will be given the opportunity to discuss matters applicable to the parish of Hailsham and ask relevant questions, subject to the provisions of Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972. The subject of the questions can properly cover any issue of public concern affecting residents of the parish.

Prior to the main residents’ meeting there will be an opportunity for you to view information stands from local groups and talk to representatives of those organisations from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Confirmed attendees so far include Wealden District Council, Sussex Police, NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, Southeast Water, Hailsham Youth Service and the Hailsham & District Twinning Association.

“It’s been another very busy year where we have been taking forward a number of projects, including improvements to existing services and helping the local community tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and the many challenges it has brought about for us,” said Town Clerk, John Harrison.

“Our Annual Town Meeting offers a great opportunity to provide a clear update on the significant community projects that we have been working on to take the town forward. Furthermore, this important meeting gives all residents an opportunity to tell us what you would like to see over the coming year and put forward your views on ways to improve our town for everyone.”

“It’s a shame that we were unable to hold the Annual Town Meetings last year and the one before due to the pandemic and restrictions in place – disappointing for all of us. But, subject to there being no reinstating of restrictions before then, we’re delighted to be able to bring the meeting to residents this year!”

Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook said: “It is the responsibility of all of us to help ensure that the town continues to be a pleasant place to live, work and visit, so I encourage you to come along and put forward your comments and suggestions. Your town councillors will be there to listen, help and answer any questions relating to our services and projects.”

A full Agenda for the evening will be available on the Town Council website and public notice-boards in Market Street and Vicarage Field prior to the meeting.

To ask a question in advance, please write to: John Harrison (Town Clerk), Inglenook, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE. The deadline for submission of questions is Friday 22nd April. Residents can also turn up and ask questions on the night.

Enquiries relating to this media release

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