Important issues raised at annual Hailsham town meeting

Hailsham Town Council annual meeting
Hailsham Town Council annual meeting

Almost 100 residents attended Hailsham Town Council’s Annual Town Meeting at the Civic Community Hall on Thursday (April 24).

Town councillors responded to a number of issues raised by Hailsham residents at the meeting, including traffic flow in South Road, improvements to footpaths at various locations in the town, and fly-tipping in London Road.

The event also included a presentation and review of the past year by the current town mayor and chairman, Cllr Jo Bentley, along with individual reports from each of the committee chairs.

Representatives from Sussex Police, Wealden District Council, Hailsham Forward, Hailsham Works!, Hailsham Festival of Arts and Culture, Hailsham and District Twinning Association and the town council’s youth projects team also attended the meeting to provide information and answer questions put forward by residents.

Cllr Bentley said residents raised some important issues and said she was thrilled that so many people turned out for the meeting.

She said: “It was good to see so many people at this meeting and I am grateful to the many residents who took time out of their evening to come along.

“Residents had the opportunity to bring matters to the council’s attention, raising some important points and hearing about our achievements in the last year.

“We received a number of questions before and during the meeting and councillors and staff members did their best to answer the queries.”

The next Annual General Meeting of Hailsham Town Council will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday (May 28) at the town council offices in Market Street.

The new town mayor and chairman will be elected at the meeting.

The council said members of the public are invited to attend and witness the election of the town mayor and chairman for the coming year (2014-2015).

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