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. The Plan has been reviewed and updated over the past three years and the Team will review the findings of the recent consultation on the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan to feed into the Plan 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

August 2016

Regular Town Market

Project lead: Hailsham Forward

Scope of works

The Hailsham Forward Stakeholder Group has responded to the fall in the number of regular stall holders by agreeing to scrap the monthly Thursday market and to start trading every Saturday from June 2016.

If you are looking to join the market as a trader please contact Michelle Hagger; michelle.hagger@hailsham-tc.gov.uk or Tel: 01323 841702.

What happens next?

The Street Market will operate up to and including Christmas Eve and will then re-open on 7th January 2017.

Hailsham Forward will be working with Hailsham Town Council to attract more traders and shoppers to the market in 2017. We are also planning to have live entertainment at some of the markets starting in the spring of 2017.

Hailsham Forward will also be working with the Town Council in planning for summer and Christmas events for 2017, more details will emerge over the coming months.

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

Location

Vicarage Field

Updated

December 2016

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 gather the information of all the businesses on the industrial parks is near completion and will be added to the guide in the near future.

Location

Shop windows, Town Centre car parks and online

Updated

February 2016

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 first Community Forum meeting was held in April 2014 where some 20 local community groups attended. Forums are held monthly to continue to establish a robust network and progress benefits that can be achieved for the community groups.

As part of the on-going development of the forum, a Hailsham Street Market stall is provided at each market for use by any of the community groups to promote their organisation. In addition to this facility details of all the local groups are sent to new Hailsham residents and are listed in the Hailsham Town & Shopping Guide.

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

Location

Hailsham

Updated

June 2015

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 Hailsham Card has arrived some local businesses have already signed up. These include:

  • 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
  • Pizza Bella – 15% off
  • Antiques and Allsorts – 10% off
  • Stone Cross Garden Centre – 10% off
  • The Beauty Retreat & Sussex Beauty Therapy – 10% 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/ 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

December 2016

Re-launch of the Town Centre

Project lead: Hailsham Forward

Scope of works

The on-going road improvement works may have a negative impact on visitors to the town centre. Hailsham Forward working with Hailsham Town Council have committed to organising an event to "celebrate" the completion of these works and to encourage people to visit the town centre again.

What happens next?

The revised time table shows that the town centre improvements works are due to be completed by the end of April. Hailsham Town Council is now proposing to enhance one of its existing events to incorporate a re-launch event. The plan is for the event to be held on Saturday 24th June and be combined with the Children's Market. More details of the event will become available over the coming months.

Location

Hailsham

Updated

February 2017