Environment Hailsham ‘winding up’

THE ENVIRONMENT Hailsham group is ‘winding up’ at the end of this Summer after 20 years in the town. Town Cllr Mary Rowe, who is the group chairman, announced the news following a committee meeting on June 14.

The group was established in 1990 with the aim to ‘restore, preserve and enhance the character of Hailsham and its environment’.

But Cllr Rowe said that the aims of the group were now being met by friendly rival the Hailsham in Bloom Committee. In a newsletter, she said: “We began work as an environmental group over 20 years ago when we felt there was a great need for a watchdog over what was happening in the town. Since that time we have achieved many things.” Future activities will be limited to meetings as a small group, ‘so that if anything big comes up we can get involved’ she added.

There will be no more newsletters or subscriptions. A donation from money raised will be given to Hailsham Old Pavilion Society.