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Update on Status of Town Council Services

Council News & Services

Photo of outside of Hailsham Town Council offices 

Whilst most services and facilities run by the Town Council are up and running, some remain accessible but with restrictions in place. Please note that the public will be updated as soon as any further changes are proposed.

Reopening of Town Council offices to the public

Following the latest government advice, Hailsham Town Council is pleased to announce that it will reopen its reception area to the public on Tuesday 1st February.

The Town Council reception, located within the Inglenook building in Market Street, will return to being staffed on weekdays from 10am to 3pm, although visitors are still encouraged to wear face coverings to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

Normal office opening hours of 9am-4pm (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays) will be reintroduced in the near future, subject to coronavirus guidelines.

Members of the public are encouraged to follow the Town Council’s social media pages in the meantime and keep updated via the following website:

The Town Council can be contacted still on 01323 841702 during office hours and by email:

Current status of Town Council services

Burials & Cemetery: Hailsham Cemetery in Ersham Road is open for graveside and ashes burials . Currently, there isn’t a cap on the maximum number of mourners/attendees allowed at graveside burial services.

High Street Post Office: The high street post office is currently open from 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 9am-2pm. Face masks must be worn whilst on the premises.

Community Hall & Meeting Room Hire: The James West Community Centrein Brunel Drive and the Southview Community Rooms in Western Road are available for hire/bookings from individuals, businesses, classes and community groups. Please call 01323 841702 or email for details. Hire of the Fleur de Lys Meeting Room in Market Street is unavailable for hire until further notice.

Hailsham Youth Service: Many of the Town Council’s face-to-face youth service venues/activities are operating at different opening hours., details of which are available by accessing the Hailsham Youth Service website.

Public Conveniences: An outside contractor is currently responsible for the opening, closing and cleaning of the public conveniences adjacent to the Asda car park in North Street on a daily basis. To allow more frequent cleaning of toilets, the facility currently operates six days a week (Monday to Saturday), from 9.30am-4pm each day.

Hailsham Street Market: The market is currently open from in Vicarage Field from 8.30am to 1.30pm on Saturdays.

“We are working hard to ensure that vital Town Council services are maintained and that our most vulnerable residents are protected from COVID-19,” said Town Clerk John Harrison. “Things continue to change at a rapid pace and we thank everyone for their patience.”

“Please rest assured that we will endeavour to reinstate any other services affected as early as we can and will keep the public updated through the local press, on our website and via our social media pages.”

Members of the public are encouraged to follow the Town Council social media pages and the following web page for updates on Council services and facilities:

Enquiries relating to this media release

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