Local councillors and community group representatives came together for Hailsham Forward’s latest stakeholder group meeting, which was held at Diplocks Hall this morning [14 July].
The recent town centre shopfront improvements, support for Hailsham’s industrial parks and an update on the local Chamber of Commerce’s town centre pop-up shop for new and existing businesses 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 transport improvement scheme developed for Hailsham town centre by East Sussex County Council in partnership with Wealden District Council, the majority of which has now been completed.
Also discussed was the expansion of the Hailsham Loyalty Card Scheme for shoppers and business, and an update on the formation of a Community Interest Company (CIC) status for the Partnership in the near future.
Town Mayor and Chairman of the Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group, Councillor Nigel Coltman, 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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