A number of businesses in Hailsham have benefitted from making improvements to their shopfronts and a community-led initiative run by the local Town Team is encouraging more to do the same to help towards regenerating the town centre.
Improvements to shopfronts in recent months include those completed in Vicarage Field and the Quintins Centre, as well as major renovation work on the exterior of the Homely Maid tearooms in Hailsham High Street and to building frontages on the Station Road/South Road/North Street junction.
Improvements to shop frontages have also been undertaken by the Neptune Design centre in North Street, Watson Associates Accountants in North Street, in addition to Millies, Special Occasions and Fox & Sons estate agents in the High Street.
The Hailsham Forward Partnership’s vision identifies shopfront improvements as one of the priorities for the revitalisation of the town centre, with clean and tidy exteriors not only serving positively to enhance the appearance of the High Street, but as an essential contributor of future retail health in the town.
“Improvements to shopfronts, including the repainting of fascia signs, walls and window frames can improve the appearance and is vital for attracting customers in and around the town centre,” said Deputy Town Clerk & Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira, who sits on the Hailsham Forward Executive.
“Shop frontages can make an impact on the appearance of the town centre and contribute to visitors’ overall impression of that area. Unfortunately, the appearance of some buildings and shopfronts is in need of repair, repainting and general renovation and we encourage these businesses to address this and assist in the overall regeneration of Hailsham town centre.”
“High quality shopfronts make an area feel more welcoming to local residents and visitors alike, and can maximise opportunities to improve character and appearance overall.”
Suggestions for shopfront improvements include:
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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