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‘Tea With The Mayor’ Monthly Surgery in Hailsham Reinstated

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Residents in Hailsham will be able to visit the Town Council offices and meet the Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Paul Holbrook, at one of his monthly surgeries which restart this month.

Regular ‘Tea with the Mayor’ advice surgeries have been reinstated since the easing of coronavirus restrictions and take place on the second Friday of every month, enabling residents to obtain information and advice or to make an enquiry about the services the Town Council provides, as well as discuss local issues and raise items of concern.

The first surgery will take place in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Council offices in Market Street on Friday 13th August, from 10am to 12pm.

Although the surgeries usually operate on a drop-in basis, for the time being, residents are required to contact the Town Council in advance to make an appointment, either by writing to the Mayor’s Secretary (Town Council Offices, Inglenook, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE) advising the topic of concern, phoning 01323 841702, or sending an email to

Anyone who makes an appointment to attend the surgery will be required to use hand sanitiser and wear a face mask whilst on the premises.

“Residents are welcome to come and speak to me in person and discuss any local Town Council issues you wish to talk about,” said Cllr Holbrook. “The monthly drop-in sessions are designed to give people the opportunity to engage in local issues that matter to them and voice their opinions.”

“We as town councillors want to make ourselves as accessible as possible to residents, so hopefully this monthly surgery, now it has been reinstated, will prove popular again and complement existing ward surgeries held by some other Council members.”

Details of future Tea with the Mayor surgeries will be advertised on the public noticeboards in Vicarage Field and at Town Council offices, as well as on the Town Council’s website and social media pages.

Cllr Holbrook added: “I am at your disposal and here to advise on all matters involving the Town Council, and if necessary, refer any matters outside its remit to either the District or County Council, or other agencies if appropriate.”

“I’ve originally established the new surgery because I wanted to engage with local people regarding issues they think are important for the local community or that affect the town. I’m available to listen to your concerns, offer suggestions and discuss the things you consider are both positive and negative about what’s happening in Hailsham, so please do come along to one of my surgeries.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: