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Key Projects Discussed at Hailsham Forward Meeting

Town Revitalisation

Hailsham town centre 

Local businesses, community groups and other key members came together for Hailsham Forward’s latest stakeholder group meeting, which was held at Diplocks Hall on Friday [31 January].

This year’s town community events and town revitalisation project updates were just a few of the items discussed by the ‘Town Team’, which aims to bring together key local stakeholders including Hailsham Town Council to review the best ways to revitalise the town centre and surrounding urban environment.

At the meeting, members were updated on the Hailsham Community Forum, which has continued to meet and will continue to organise events to help local voluntary organisations to recruit new members and the public to engage with the many local community groups.

Updates were also provided on the forthcoming ‘Hailsham Live’ event, organised by Hailsham News, in partnership with Hailsham Forward, Hailsham Town Council and local community groups.

Taking place on Friday 8th May (bank holiday), the day-long event in Vicarage Lane will involve local schools, military organisations, bands and choirs.

Also discussed was the recent expansion of the Town & Shopping Guide directory’s content with new businesses added, and the continued popularity of the Hailsham Loyalty (Card) Scheme.

Town councillor and Chairman of the Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group, Councillor Gavin Blake-Coggins, summed up the meeting: “My fellow Town Team members and I are delighted to be working closely with local councils, businesses and community groups on a range of projects for our town.”

“We’re very lucky to have these stakeholders on board, all of whom are prepared to work hard and give up their time to develop Hailsham Forward’s ideas and proposals further.”

Deputy Town Clerk and Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira commented: “The Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group and Executive Team continue to meet on a regular basis to progress various projects, projects which make an important contribution to the improvement of the local economy – ultimately helping to revitalise the town centre and surrounding urban environment in the long term.”

“We’ll continue to take on board the views of stakeholders while we work on these projects and keep the local community informed of any updates at all times.”

Further information on Hailsham Forward’s town revitalisation plans can be found on their website.

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Enquiries relating to this media release

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