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Hailsham’s Community Organisations Thanked by Mayor

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Nigel Coltman 

The Mayor of Hailsham has revealed how his time in the post since May 2015 has confirmed his belief that the town has a “great community spirit.”

Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman referred to the various functions he has attended since being elected as Town Mayor and the opportunities to meet representatives from community groups and voluntary organisations in Hailsham.

“The community and voluntary sector plays a significant role within Hailsham, fulfilling a broad range of requirements for the local community,” Councillor Coltman said. “The benefits that come from a having such a vibrant community and voluntary sector creates a number of positives for the town by providing services to those in need, volunteering for those who need to develop their life skills, as well as providing the means for people to become involved in their community or simply leisure opportunities.”

“Throughout my three terms as Town Mayor it has been an honour and privilege to be guest of honour at a number of civic engagements so ably organised by local voluntary and community organisations. From these engagements, I have learned that Hailsham has a great community spirit.”

“I am impressed by the work in the town by volunteers who help run these organisations and, having recognised and supported such organisations in the past wherever I can, I am certain that there are many unsung heroes upon who so much depends on the success of fundraising events and other vital work in the community.”

“Hailsham Lions, Royal British Legion, Hailsham Bonfire Society, Hailsham Photographic Society, Hailsham Choral Society, the Royal Air Forces Association and Royal British Legion Hailsham branches, Hailsham Foodbank, Environment Hailsham and Gallery North to name but a few, work tirelessly to serve and promote our community and keep the profile of the town high, often without the recognition they deserve.”

“It was a pleasure to meet representatives from these voluntary groups, whose functions myself and former Deputy Mayor Councillor Amanda O’Rawe have attended – and Cllr Grant De Jongh, as newly elected Deputy Mayor, will  assist me for the next year.”

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