“I hope that you had a pleasant Christmas break and spent an enjoyable New Year’s Eve with friends and family.
In the run up to Christmas, the Mayoress and I have participated in numerous seasonal events and would like to thank all those who provided my wife and I with such magnificent hospitality at festive concerts, carol services, Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and the like in recent weeks.
2020 is upon us and the New Year traditionally denotes a new start – an opportunity to begin afresh and strive to do even better. For me personally this is an exciting time, as I look forward with expectancy and anticipation to what 2020 has to offer our wonderful town.
I am looking forward avidly to the remaining five months in my current term of office as Town Mayor. I feel honoured to serve and represent the people of Hailsham and look forward to getting out and about and meeting you all at future civic engagements.
I will continue to visit as many places and people as possible to raise the profile of local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations in Hailsham, who work selflessly to help others and make individuals lives just that much better and brighter. I am sure that the warm-hearted and generous people of our town will continue to join together and support those most in need during 2020.
The Town Council is currently working towards finding ways to carry out our activities and make frontline operations as efficient as possible. Like many town and parish councils across the country we are committed to providing value for money.
We all know times are tough, and in the coming year we may face some difficult decisions on how to balance providing essential quality services with ever-decreasing budgets. The way the Town Council operates will continue to transform.
However, whatever the future holds, I can guarantee the residents this. My New Year’s resolution, and the Town Council’s, is to have a renewed determination to work hard for the residents and the wider community of Hailsham.
On behalf of the Mayoress Barbara and myself, may we wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. Whatever your aspirations may be, go forward with determination and you will be rewarded by your own efforts in 2020.”
Councillor Paul Holbrook, Town Mayor & Chairman
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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