Future plans for Hailsham town centre and the Wealden Local Plan were among the items raised at Hailsham Town Council‘s Annual Town Meeting held at the Civic Community Hall on Wednesday evening [10 April], at which many residents attended.
The meeting, which was chaired by the Town Mayor and Chairman, Councillor Nigel Coltman, was attended by representatives from East Sussex Highways, NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford CCG, Sussex Police, Southern Water and Hailsham Active (among other organisations), who provided information and answered questions from residents on the night.
Town councillors and Council officers responded to a range of issues raised by Hailsham residents including those relating to Hailsham Street Market, parking congestion in Brunel Drive and the need for additional sports facilities in the town in the future.
At the meeting, Hailsham Foodbank manager Julie Coates was presented with the 2019 Hailsham Hero Community Award, who was selected by a committee made up of town councillors and residents.
Town Clerk John Harrison said: “One of the highlights of the civic year is the Annual Town Meeting which provides an opportunity to speak to the electors of Hailsham and answer any burning questions they may have about the local community and the Council’s activities. I’m thankful to all the residents who took the time to come along and have their concerns addressed.”
“In summary of the past year, there have been some challenging times to which the Town Council has responded with a positive outlook, hard work and commitment from members and staff.”
“The Annual Town Meeting provided an opportunity for people to participate in discussion on town issues and local services.”
Hailsham Town Council will next be holding its Annual Council Meeting which takes place at the Town Council offices in Market Street on Wednesday 15th May from 7.30pm. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and witness the election of the Town Mayor and Chairman for the coming year (2019-2020).
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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