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Vacancy for Hailsham Town Councillor

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A vacancy has arisen for the office of town councillor in the Hailsham Upper Horsebridge ward.


Paul Soane officially stepped down last week and Hailsham Town Council intends to fill the vacancy either by co-option or election if requested.

Town Clerk John Harrison said: “On behalf of the Town Council, I would like to thank Paul Soane for everything he has done in his role as councillor. We are sorry to see him go and wish him well in all future endeavours.”

Requests for an election to fill this vacancy should be addressed to: The Returning Officer, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX by Wednesday 25th January 2017.

On receipt of a request in writing to the Returning Officer from any TEN electors from the Hailsham Upper Horsebridge Parish, an election to fill the vacancy will be held no later than Thursday 30th March 2017. If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by the Town Council in the form of a co-option.

Mr Harrison added: “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.”

For more information 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 Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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