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New Mayor Elected at Annual Meeting

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Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook 

Long-serving local councillor Paul Holbrook has been elected Town Mayor and Chairman at the Annual Meeting of Hailsham Town Council held last Wednesday [15 May].

The Annual Meeting also elected Councillor Amanda O’Rawe as Deputy Town Mayor and Vice-Chairman and various representatives for local community organisations.

A long-serving member of the Town Council, Councillor Holbrook has also previously represented 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 an improved town that will 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 helping to provide better facilities for Hailsham and helping towards revitalising the town.

Councillor Holbrook added: “Thank you to everyone for having faith in me to carry out the duty of Mayor and Chairman for the next year.”

“I am deeply honoured to have been elected by the Council to Mayorship of the town, 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 the Council has elected somebody going forward as Town Mayor who will work with different groups of people to face the challenges we face in the future. Hailsham is a special place, and I will work hard to ensure that it remains so.”

Full details about the Town Council’s committees and representation of community organisations can be found here.

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