Local businesses, community groups and other key members came together for Hailsham Forward’s latest stakeholder group meeting, which was held at Diplocks Hall this morning [20 July].
The recent town centre shopfront improvements, support for Hailsham’s industrial parks, and this year’s summer and Christmas town events were just a few of the things discussed by the Hailsham Forward Town Team, which aims to bring together key local stakeholders including Hailsham Town Council to review the best ways to revitalise the town centre and surrounding urban environment.
Updates were provided on the expansion of the Hailsham Loyalty Card Scheme for shoppers and businesses, the Hailsham Community Forum which has also continued to grow with new members attending and the organisation of a Hailsham Food Festival event, which will be part of the Hailsham Festival of Arts & Culture to be held in September and promote the wide range of eateries in the Hailsham area.
Also discussed was the Hailsham Street Market, of which Hailsham Forward agreed to the transfer of responsibility and management to Hailsham Town Council a few months ago, enabling the Partnership to focus and build on other key town revitalisation projects.
Town councillor Gavin Blake-Coggins, who was elected new Chairman of the Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group, summed up the meeting: “My fellow Town Team members and I are delighted to be working closely with local councils, businesses and community groups on a range of projects for our town.”
“We’re very lucky to have these stakeholders on board, all of whom are prepared to work hard and give up their time to develop Hailsham Forward’s ideas and proposals further.”
Deputy Town Clerk and Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira commented: “The Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group and Executive Team continue to meet on a regular basis to progress various projects, projects which make an important contribution to the improvement of the local economy – ultimately helping to revitalise the town centre and surrounding urban environment in the long term.”
“We’ll continue to take on board the views of stakeholders while we work on these projects and keep the local community informed of any updates at all times.”
Further information on Hailsham Forward’s town revitalisation plans can be found on their website: www.hailshamforward.co.uk.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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