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Mayor and Chairman for Next Year Elected at Annual Meeting

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Photo of Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook 

Long-serving local councillor Paul Holbrook has been voted to serve a third year as Town Mayor and Chairman at the Annual Meeting of Hailsham Town Council held at the James West Community Centre on Thursday evening [27th May].

The Annual Meeting also elected Councillor John Puttick as Deputy Town Mayor and Vice-Chairman (replacing Cllr Amanda O’Rawe), as well as various representatives for local community organisations.

A long-serving member of the Town Council, Councillor Holbrook also represents Hailsham on Wealden District Council. A builder by trade, he has lived in Hailsham for over 45 years, having raised a family here with his wife, Barbara Holbrook, who is also a Hailsham town councillor.

Councillor Holbrook’s long-term vision is for a town that is community-driven, with a positive and co-operative mindset – and will continue working towards helping the local community recover from the coronavirus pandemic and work with project partners and stakeholders to make the town become an attractive focus for the growing population of Hailsham.

During his address, Councillor Holbrook stated that it will be another busy year ahead for the Town Council and looks forward to contributing to its future achievements, including continuing to help provide more facilities for Hailsham and helping towards revitalising the town.

“Thank you to everyone for having faith in me to carry out the duty of Mayor and Chairman for a third year,” said Cllr Holbrook. “I am deeply honoured to continue on as Mayor, yet, despite the many privileges associated with the role, I am aware of the burden of responsibility which it brings as an ambassador and representative of the people of Hailsham.”

“A lot can be achieved in our town and, as Town Mayor, I will endeavour to work with different groups of people to overcome the challenges we face in the future, especially moving forward and seeing us through the remainder of the pandemic. Hailsham is a special place, and I will work hard to ensure that it remains so.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

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