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Message to Residents from the Mayor of Hailsham

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Photo of Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook 

The Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Paul Holbrook, has called on everyone to continue the battle against Coronavirus infection spread during the second lockdown period and in his latest message to residents, thanks the public for adhering to the latest government guidelines by staying at home as much as possible and assures people that the Town Council is continuing to support the community during the pandemic.

“It is disappointing that we had to enter another lockdown recently in defence against the spread of COVID-19. Without a doubt, this has only added to the difficulties and setbacks so many of us have faced on a daily basis for some time now. Nevertheless, we must be resolute and determined – and continue to prevent the spread of the virus as instructed by Public Health England and other government agencies.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making it through another tough period under the latest ‘Stay At Home’ order. I’m proud of the Hailsham community for persevering and doing their part to prevent the spread of the virus by following the regulations and guidelines.

Are you making a difference by doing so? Absolutely! You continue to help slow the spread of the virus and you have continued to show true spirit by following social distancing regulations and supporting each other with practicality and kindness.

I’ve also noticed a decrease in the number of people flouting social distancing and lockdown restrictions locally in recent weeks, which is excellent news all round. Nevertheless, whilst we are seeing progress in the fight against this dreadful pandemic, including the creation of new vaccines which could prevent people being infected in the future, we are not yet on the other side.

Regarding your Town Council, I’d also like to assure residents that, although our offices in Market Street are currently closed to the public, staff are working remotely where possible to keep some services running and the main phone line open during office hours (9am-4pm, Monday to Friday – except public holidays).

We are continually monitoring developments concerning COVID-19 very closely in line with Government guidance, and some of the Council’s services and facilities will remain closed – or open with restrictions – until the current lockdown is lifted in early December.

This is a very challenging time for us all and we are trying to balance the public’s access to required services and properties with the need to promote public safety by reducing social interaction, which can spread the Coronavirus.

Residents are encouraged to follow the Town Council social media pages during the public health emergency, and regularly check our website ( for updates on Council services, facilities, meetings and other information.

It only remains for me to repeat my thanks and good wishes to the people of Hailsham and on behalf of the community to all those individuals, community groups and volunteers who provide for our needs and help to protect us during this difficult time. Thank you for everything you are doing. Hailsham has a truly amazing community spirit of which I am extremely proud.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

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