Projects & updates

Town Plan

Project lead: Hailsham Forward CIC

Scope of works

The Hailsham Forward CIC 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 CIC 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 CIC 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 CIC 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 CIC

Scope of works

Working in partnership with Hailsham Town Council, Hailsham Forward CIC is continuing its efforts to recruit and retain traders as well as promoting the market locally. 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?

Following a three month free period, funded by Hailsham Town Council, the number of traders during January, February and March has increased compared with the same period in 2017. For the final Saturday in March there were 17 market stalls. Whilst it is anticipated that numbers may fall after the free period a n umber of new traders have been found during this promotion and it is hoped that these will continue to trade in the future. Work will continue to source and secure new traders.

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

Location

Vicarage Field

Updated

October 2017

Online Hailsham Town and Shopping Guide

Project lead: Hailsham Forward CIC

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 CIC

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 regularly, with the management and organisation carried out by two local volunteers, Jenny Seale and Julie Coates. A New-year’s resolution event was organised by Jenny and Julie in January, which was very well attended by both the local community groups and the local residents, a number of the groups were able to recruit new members during the event. A number of the Forum members are organising a fun day in July following the success of the fun day in 2017.

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

Location

Hailsham

Updated

October 2017

Hailsham Loyalty Scheme

Project lead: Hailsham Forward CIC

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 subcribing to the Hailsham Card has increased over the past year, givinh access to increased offers.
The current list of participating businesses include:

  • Fish Around – 10% off
  • John’s Fish & Chips – 10% off
  • Callenders Restaurant - 20% off total bill including drinks
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 CIC

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 CIC 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