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Plans for Summer Events in Hailsham Under Way

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It might only be February, but preparations by the Town Council’s festivities team and project partner Hailsham Forward are under way for a duo of fun events taking place in the town centre this summer.

Plans for two different community events are in the initial stages, with organisation progressing well for the next ‘Celebrate Hailsham Day’ and Hailsham Summer Market in June and July respectively.

Celebrating Hailsham Day will be making a comeback on Saturday 30th June from 9am to 3.30pm and organisers are pleased to be working with the town centre shops once again, many of which will be offering discounts off their goods and special promotions on the day.

The Sussex Stompers (formerly The Jazz Caverners) and The Memphis Flyers will be providing music entertainment on the day and performance times will be announced soon.

Hailsham Summer Market, which takes place on Saturday 28th July from 9am to 3.30pm, is set to be a popular family event offering something for everyone.

Vicarage Field will be home to the usual Saturday street market stalls selling a range of locally sourced food, as well as gifts and accessories and there will be live music throughout the day from El Banda Burros and the Peter Willson Jazz Quartet.

Harvey’s of Lewes will attend the event providing a beer tent and selling wines, and The Royal Indian will be selling hot food throughout the lunch period.

Hailsham FM will be in attendance at both events and there will be various activities for children including face painting (details available soon.)

Deputy Town Mayor and Chairman of the Town Council’s Communities Committee Councillor Amanda O’Rawe said: “Summer 2018 will be an exciting time for Hailsham and I’m delighted to again be part of organising the festivities scheduled. This year, we’re aiming to do something even bigger and better than before.”

“Whilst only some of the arrangements are in place, we are confident that the summer events organised by the Town Council and Hailsham Forward will be well received by the public and offer fun for residents and visitors alike.”

Deputy Town Clerk and Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira commented: “This year’s summer community events will bring energy and atmosphere to the town and our main aim is to work with partner organisations to establish community led festivities which benefit the residents of Hailsham, whilst supporting local traders and increasing the footfall in the town during the summer period.”

For further information on events organised by Hailsham Town Council, please contact Karen Giddings on 01323 841702 or by email:

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