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Vacancies Exist For Hailsham Town Council Role

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Two vacancies have arisen for the office of Town Councillor due to the number of candidates nominated for election on 7 May being too few to fill all the (24) vacant seats.

The Town Council intends to fill the vacancies – one for Hailsham East Ward and the other for Upper Horsebridge Ward – by co-option at its Annual General Meeting to be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th May 2015.

Applicants should have:

  1. Lived in the parish or within 4.8km of boundary for previous 12 months;
  2. Owned or occupied as owner or tenant land or premises within the parish for previous 12 months; or
  3. Whose main or only place or work for previous 12 months is within the parish.

Requests for consideration of co-option should be addressed to: The Town Clerk, Inglenook, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE.

Applications should be made in writing to the Town Clerk at the above address, or by email to John Harrison, by no later than noon on Monday 18th May 2015 and prospective councillors will be invited to meet with the Town Council on Wednesday 20th May 2015.

Applicants are advised to include information in respect of any personal qualifications or past/current civic and community participation, which they consider supports their application for the office of Town Councillor.

Town Clerk John Harrison said:

“Being a town councillor is an opportunity to help make a difference to the quality of life for all Hailsham residents. You don’t need any special qualifications; all you need is an interest in local issues and doing things for the good of the town, an ability to make decisions at grass roots level, and a willingness to commit to up to several hours each month.

Visit our website for information about all that the Town Council does – including our latest Annual Report — which will give you an idea of the responsibilities of being a Hailsham Town Councillor.”

For more information about the duties of a town councillor contact Wealden District Council (Elections) on 01323 443322, alternatively visit to find out what the criteria for becoming a town councillor are.

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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