The recent town centre road improvements were among the items raised at Hailsham Town Council’s Annual Town Meeting held at the Civic Community Hall on Wednesday evening [25 April], at which many residents attended.
The meeting, which was chaired by the Town Mayor and Chairman, Councillor Nigel Coltman, was attended by representatives from East Sussex Highways, NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford CCG and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team (among other organisations) which provided information and answered questions from residents on the night.
Town councillors and Council officers responded to a range of issues raised by Hailsham residents including those relating to local healthcare facilities, potholes on roads, Hailsham Street Market and the current condition of the raised tables in the road along parts of the High Street.
At the meeting, the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field, presented the 2018 Hailsham Hero Community Award to Janet Simes and Ron Lloyd, who were selected by a committee made up of town councillors and residents from nominations submitted earlier this year.
Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman said: “One of the highlights of the civic year is the Annual Town Meeting which provides an opportunity to speak to the electors of Hailsham and answer any burning questions they may have about the local community and the Council’s activities. I’m thankful to all the residents who took the time to come along and have their concerns addressed.”
Town Clerk John Harrison said: “In summary of the past year, there have been some challenging times to which the Town Council has responded with a positive outlook, hard work and commitment from members and staff.”
“The Annual Town Meeting provided an opportunity for people to participate in discussion on town issues and local services.”
Hailsham Town Council will next be holding its Annual Council Meeting which takes place at the Town Council offices in Market Street on Wednesday 23rd May from 7.30pm. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and witness the election of the Town Mayor and Chairman for the coming year (2018-2019).
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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