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Mayor of Hailsham Opens New Shop in Town Centre

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Photo of Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook at the official opening of Shelly's in St Mary's Walk 26 August 2023) 

Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook took part in the opening of a new clothing and accessories store in Hailsham town centre on Saturday [26 August].

The Mayor joined proprietors Michelle and Sean Mason to declare Shelly’s officially open for business and was among a small number of people to explore the new shop located at 10B St Mary’s Walk.

Shelly’s is a stockist of ladies clothing (including plus size items) and children’s clothing, as well as shoes (including school shoes and trainers) and accessories such as hand bags, children’s lunch bags and lunchboxes.

Shelly’s is one of several new businesses which have opened in Hailsham town centre over the past few years, others including Hailsham Barbers and Furniture Now! (High Street), Sweet Tooth (Market Square), Raystede Charity Shop (Vicarage Field), 847847 Taxis, Monkey King Games and Sweethearts Party Boutique (George Street) and Happy Paws and Simply Weigh (St Mary’s Walk).

Town Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook, who cut the ribbon at the official opening said: “I am delighted to have been asked to open the new shop and it’s wonderful to see enterprising people continue to set up businesses in our town. We have an increasingly vibrant town centre and the opening of Shelly’s is a great addition!”

“I wish proprietors Michelle and Sean and his business venture every success in the future.”

Cllr Holbrook added: “I’d like to take this opportunity to say that what we must all remember, is that local independent businesses are an asset to our community, and it is important that we support our local economy by purchasing goods and services from them whenever possible rather than relying on just the larger out-of-town stores and service providers.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

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