Projects & updates

Town Plan

Project lead: Hailsham Forward

Scope of works

The Hailsham Forward Executive Team produced the original Plan for Hailsham following extensive public consultation in 2013. This plan was fully endorsed by the local councils and business organisations. The Plan has been reviewed by the Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group on an annual basis and updated where necessary detailing the ambitions for Hailsham.

The main action points are detailed below. Place your mouse over each point to read more:

Summary

There are many different strands to the work schedule proposed above, and all will take a differing amount of time, effort and run to varied timescales. The delivery of the plan will provide a range of benefits to Hailsham including the increase in the number of visitors to the town and surrounding area. Hailsham Forward has already built a reputation for being able to deliver in very short timescales projects that people showed interest in and the important thing for Hailsham Forward now is to focus on the projects that it can have a direct influence over or involvement in.

In a similar fashion to with the Street Market project, the format for delivery on these key issues would be to establish smaller working parties operating within a framework within set out by the executive team and reporting back to the wider stakeholder base at regular interval

Updated

October 2017

Regular Town Market

Project lead: Hailsham Forward

Scope of works

Working in partnership with Hailsham Town Council, Hailsham Forward is continuing its efforts into recruiting and retaining market traders for the Saturday market.

If you are looking to join the market, new traders can "try before you buy" and get the first two markets free of charge. Please contact Christian Letschka at enquiries@hailsham-tc.gov.uk or Tel: 01323 841702.

What happens next?

Whilst several new traders have been secured for the market, the traders numbers remain low. Work will continue to source more new traders and retain existing traders, and the Executive team will carry out a full review of the market by the end of December 2017 to ensure that the market is vibrant and helps attract more visitors to the town centre.

Follow what's happening: www.facebook.com/HailshamStreetMarket

Location

Vicarage Field

Updated

October 2017

Online Hailsham Town and Shopping Guide

Project lead: Hailsham Forward

Scope of works

Development of a smartphone-optimised complete town and shopping directory for Hailsham with details of shops, eateries, attractions and more. There are stickers in shop windows and signs in town centre car parks displaying a green QR code which can be scanned with a smartphone and which then opens the town & shopping guide website. The aim is to enable visitors to see at a glance the wide range of shops available and to allow visitors alike to have quick on-the-go access to all shop opening times and other useful information.

If you are a local business and would like to be featured please email us.

What happens next?

Work to keep the guide up-to-date continues to ensure that the guide is a reliable source of information for the town. The contents of the Guide will also be reviewed to see what other local information can be included for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors to the town.

Location

Shop windows, Town Centre car parks and online

Updated

October 2017

Hailsham Community Forum

Project lead: Hailsham Forward

Scope of works

To build a networking forum for all the local based community groups and as a collective group benefit from sharing experiences, ideas with other local groups and to overcome similar issues groups maybe struggling with.

 

The long term benefits could be cost savings to each group, for instance a large forum of people would have more leverage with ordering leaflets, printing cost, sharing resources and more.

What happens next?

The forum continues to meet on a regular basis and is now being “managed” by the members of the forum with a reduced input from Hailsham Forward. Local community groups are encouraged to take an active part in the forum to continue to build a robust network. Because of the collaborative working of the forum Hailsham Lions and Hailsham Active are organising their second Fun Day on Western Road Recreation Ground in the summer of 2018.

If you are a local community group and wish to join the forum please contact Hailsham Forward.

Location

Hailsham

Updated

October 2017

Hailsham Loyalty Scheme

Project lead: Hailsham Forward

Scope of works

To establish a loyalty scheme for Hailsham and surrounding area. This will provide benefits to both local residents; by way of discounts or free goods/services and local businesses by increasing local shopping and purchase of services; with the offer of discounts etc.

What happens next?

The number of local businesses subscribing to the Hailsham Card has increased over the past few months, giving residents access to increased offers. The current list of participating businesses includes:

  • Fish Around – 10% off
  • John’s Fish & Chips – 10% off
  • Callenders Restaurant - £10 off any booked table of 4 or more
  • Bebble’s Langos – Free drink with any meal
  • Olivia B – 10% off
  • Now Charity Group – 10% off
  • Knockhatch Adventure Park - 25% off
  • Ms Match - 10% off
  • Stitch N Sew - 10% off
  • Chapter 12 - 10% off
  • Freedom Leisure - No joining fee
  • Renaissance Originals – Free paint brush
  • BEA-utiful print & design – 50% off
  • Hot Dogs Grooming – 10% off
  • Experience Holidays – 2 for 1 on lounge passes
  • Frame Works – 10% off
  • Definitions Hair & Beauty Salon – 15% off
  • Cold Fusion Glass Arts & Gifts - £5 off your first taster session/ 5% off craft supplies
  • Antiques & Allsorts – 10% off
  • Elderflower Interiors – 10% off
  • Hailsham Technology – 10% off
  • Sussex Bed Centre – 5% off
  • 1066 Falconry – 20% off
  • Buffed and Polished - 10% off
  • Equestrian Ruggies Laundry Services – 10% off
  • Nails and Brows Beauty - 10% off
  • Optium Body Piercing - 10% off
  • The Beauty Retreat & Sussex Beauty Therapy – 10% off
  • Pizza Bella – 15% off
  • Bucklers Café – 10% off
  • Homely Maid – 10% off
  • Bentleys Hair & Nails – 10% off
  • Fit Factory – First month free
  • GO Waggy – 20% off

Public benefits

  • 12 months of unlimited access to the discounts that have been negotiated with independent businesses in Hailsham as well as Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Battle & Rye at a cost of £10 for a twelve month period.
  • A free Apple App & Google Play App to locate the businesses and view the discounts.
  • A high quality membership card that can be used in any town featured on the App & website.
  • Monthly email for additional offers that are added monthly.

Please visit www.towncitycards.com/hailsham-forward/ for more information.

Business benefits

  • A micro site on the website and App with gps maps, offer, profile, business logo, contact, opening times and telephone integration.
  • Social media promotion (post boosts on Facebook, Twitter)
  • Bespoke videos that are optimised to rank on Google.
  • Direct email marketing to the membership.

There is no charge to the businesses for the above; however, their discount should result in a generous discount/offer for the member. This offer needs to be exclusive to the Hailsham Card.

Please visit www.towncitycards.com/hailsham-forward/ if you wish to sign up as a business.

Location

Hailsham

Updated

October 2017

Re-launch of the Town Centre

Project lead: Hailsham Forward

Scope of works

The on-going growth of internet and out of town shopping and the town centre road works, completed earlier in 2017, have hit Hailsham town centre hard. The Celebrate Hailsham Day in June of 2017 was aimed at getting visitors back into the town centre. Attracting visitors back to the town centre will need to continue to help revitalise the town centre.

What happens next?

Hailsham Forward working in partnership with Hailsham Town Council and local businesses is organising another event, Celebrate Hailsham on Saturday June 30th, 2018. The focus of the event is to bring local people back into Hailsham.

Location

Hailsham

Updated

October 2017