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 [28 October].
The current town centre roadworks, recent renovation of shopfronts and increased membership of the Hailsham Loyalty Card for shoppers were just a few of the items discussed by the ‘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 being developed for Hailsham town centre by East Sussex County Council in partnership with Wealden District Council, Hailsham Town Council and Hellingly Parish Council.
Also discussed was the proposed development of the town and Hailsham Forward’s representation at the Hailsham Area Action Plan (HAAP) steering group, which continues to make progress in the development of the plan that will determine the infrastructure requirements for the future housing developments in and around Hailsham up to 2037.
“What the Hailsham Forward Town Team needs to do now is to build on its successes to date and continue to make a real difference to our town,” said Mickey Caira, Deputy Town Clerk & Business Enterprise Manager.
“Hailsham is very lucky to have the Town Council, as well as committed local residents and businesses which are prepared to give up their time to make Hailsham Forward work and bring its goals and aspirations into fruition.”
Town and district councillor Nick Collinson, who is chairman of the Hailsham Forward Executive, commented: “The Hailsham Forward Executive Team continue to meet monthly to progress the projects detailed in the Plan for Hailsham. The Team’s various projects make an important contribution to the improvement of the local economy and will ultimately help 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 various revitalisation projects — short and long term — and we will endeavor to 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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