• Work begins to save iconic Hailsham tree

    Tree surgeons have started to prune the historic tree in Hailsham Town Centre, in an attempt to secure its future. The tree, located next to the war memorial, is suffering from a particularly aggressive fungus, Brittle Cider Fungus, and Horse Chestnut bleeding Canker has also been detected on the stem. ...
  • Councillor Paul Holbrook gets re-elected as town Mayor

    Long-serving local Councillor Paul Holbrook has been elected as Town Mayor and Chairman at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council. The Annual Meeting was held at the James West Community Centre on Wednesday 18th May, where Mr Holbrook was sworn in as Mayor for his fourth term. Hailsham North-West ...
  • Hailsham’s European Links

    How often have you driven into Hailsham and seen the Hailsham road sign without noticing the smaller sign underneath that reads “Twinned with Gournay en Bray”? Chris Dabbs writes… If, like me, you’ve ignored it and driven past then you’ve been missing out on some of the town’s history of ...
  • Hailsham businesses offer support amid economic crisis

    An array of local companies have come forward to offer cash and supplies as increased living costs affect more homes than ever. Households across the UK are being crippled by a rise of more than 50% in utility costs as well as dramatically increased prices at the pumps. These have ...
  • Knockhatch welcomes cute Emu chick

    A baby Emu chick has hatched at the Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailsham – the first since 2018. The hatchling, which will only take six months to fully grow to a height of two metres has been welcomed by the teams. Zoo Manager, Ben Anderson explained; “The father has been ...
  • GMB workers extend strike action until second week of June

    GMB has issued a second further notice of industrial action to extend the bin worker strike in Wealden, should Biffa ‘not agree to come to the table and start meaningful negotiations’.  The strike began on 2 May and numerous offers have been made to GMB Union members from the contractor ...
  • Hailsham gift store celebrates another prestigious award

    Maybugs, based in Vicarage Field, is celebrating putting yet another award on its mantlepiece. The popular shop won The Great Gifts Award for ‘Independent Gift Retailer of The Year’ at a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London last week. Maybugs were up against five other finalists in the ...
  • Appeal after vandals target playground for second time

    Play equipment in Hailsham has been vandalised for the second time in a week. The Town Council is appealing for information after a swing was destroyed over the weekend. It comes after pink paint was thrown over play equipment at the Western Road Recreation Ground last week. A spokesperson from ...
  • Have you seen missing Jaeda?

    Police are concerned for the welfare of Jaeda Leach who is missing from Polegate. She is of medium build, has shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a short black top and rust coloured leggings carrying a small River Island bag. Anyone who has seen Jaeda or who may ...
  • BREAKING: Man found dead in Hellingly stream

    The Coroner was called to Hellingly this morning (Saturday) after the body of a man was found in a stream. New Road was closed just after 11am after the body was discovered  – the man was later pronounced dead at the scene. A spokesperson from Sussex Police said: “The death ...