The Mayor of Hailsham Cllr Jo Bentley has released a Christmas message.
She said: “Throughout 2013, it has been a privilege for me to serve as the Mayor of Hailsham. I have attended a number of engagements with community groups, local charities, voluntary organisations and businesses in and around the town and local area. They all deserve our support, which I have been happy to give this past year and I would personally like to thank them all for the extraordinary welcomes I received at their events and meetings.
“I recognise that this past year has held many challenges for all of us. This said, your town council has been working hard with East Sussex County Council, Wealden District Council, Hailsham Forward and our other project partners to plan for the town’s future, help revitalise our town centre and attract inward investment to Hailsham.
“We are proud of our unique town and your council is pleased to be able to support Christmas festivities and markets in the town over the festive season. I do hope that you all enjoy visiting the town. But let us not forget to care for those who are less fortunate than ourselves, including the elderly, the infirm and the bereaved, and all the vulnerable people in our town.”