Projects & updates

Town Plan

Project lead: Hailsham Forward CIC

Scope of works

The original plan was established following public consultation in 2013. The list is reviewed annually in July and the current objectives were established following the review in April 2019 and are listed below. Results of the recent public consultation undertaken as part of developing Hailsham Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan will be assessed and considered as part of future reviews of this plan.

This ‘short list’ comprises:

  • Building a culture of collaboration
  • Specialist Markets
  • Town Centre Floral Displays
  • Zero tolerance on dilapidated buildings
  • Promotion of Hailsham’s markets including the Farmers’ Market
  • Improvements to public transport infrastructure
  • Movement and access around Hailsham and Hellingly
  • Industrial Estates Access and Parking
  • Communication with parties both inside and outside Hailsham
  • Town & Shopping Guide – maintain and expand scheme to include more local information
  • Sports & Youth Facilities – improvement to health & wellbeing of residents
  • Provision of low cost start up business units.
  • Establish Keep Trade Local Campaign
  • Encourage links between education and business focussing on employment & training
  • Safety & Security
  • Hailsham FM & Hailsham News

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 intervals.

Updated

August 2019

Regular Town Market

Project lead: Hailsham Forward CIC

Scope of works

The Saturday market established by Hailsham Forward is now under the management of Hailsham Town Council. The change to management will allow Hailsham Forward CIC to concentrate on other projects for the town and surrounding area.

What happens next?

Hailsham Forward CIC will continue to work with the Town Council to help recruit and retain traders as well as marketing 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. There are also other incentives provided, including buy six markets for the price of five and get one market free by introducing a new trader. For the past two years the market has been free for the months of January to March, again the Council will consider this incentive at a meeting later in 2019. Please contact Nikita Clarke-Cox at enquiries@hailsham-tc.gov.uk or Tel: 01323 841702.

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

Location

Vicarage Field

Updated

August 2019

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 facilitators, Jenny Seale and Julie Coates. A new-year’s resolution event has been held in January this year and last year and has attracted much local interest and helped some local groups recruit new members. Several the local groups have organised a fun day over the past three summers, which again has showcased the broad range of local community groups in the town and at the same time given local people a grate community event.

The Forum has recently established a volunteer hub for Hailsham, this is being manage by Julie Coates from Hailsham’s Food Bank and will provide local people an opportunity to volunteer and local organisations to find help when required.

If you are a local community group and want more information on the forum or volunteer hub, please use the contact page to get in touch.

Location

Hailsham

Updated

August 2019

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
  • 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
  • Continuum – Save
  • Trophy Pet Foods – 15% off
  • Maybugs – 10% off
  • The Deli – 10% off
  • Bizzybirds Womens Networking Group – 20% off annual membership
  • Hearology – 10% off
  • Kube Hair Design – 10% off
  • Scolfes tea Shoppe – Free hot drink
  • Royal Indian – 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

August 2019

Re-launch of the Town Centre

Project lead: Hailsham Forward CIC

Scope of works

The on-going growth of the internet and out of town shopping have had a major impact on town centres including Hailsham. Whilst Hailsham has been able to reduce the number of empty shops over the past five years, which remains below the national average it cannot be complacent. Hailsham Forward will continue to work with all parties to continue to revitalise the town centre.

What happens next?

Hailsham Forward CIC working in partnership with Hailsham Town Council have organised several events in Hailsham Town Council, both summer and at Christmas and will continue to do so. It will also work with local organisations to help them organise events that attract people into the town centre. In 2019 there will be an increased number of events organised by local groups including: Hailsham Fun Day, Party in the Park, WRAS summer event, Hailsham Bonfire and Fireworks, Demelza Pumpkin Hunt.

Hailsham Forward will also work with Wealden District Council on their plans to redevelop the town centre, putting forward ideas from the local business associations and other Hailsham Forward members.

Hailsham Forward will continue to work with local businesses to improve and maintain their shop fronts to ensure that the town centre continues to be a clean and attractive place to visit.

Location

Hailsham

Updated

August 2019

Shop Local

Project lead: Hailsham Forward CIC

Scope of works

Hailsham Forward CIC is keen to support all initiatives that help promote local businesses. Local businessman Paul Gibson has launched Hailsham Shop Local in 2019 which provides local businesses with a low-cost way of promoting their businesses to local people through the Hailsham News platform.

What happens next?

Hailsham Forward CIC will continue to support and promote this initiative as one of several shop local schemes for Hailsham.

Location

Hailsham

Updated

August 2019