Conservatives on Hailsham Town Council have sent a message to each household in the town explaining how they are are working, on residents' behalf, to improve the efficiency and financial management of the town council.
Current measures that your Conservative town councillors are actively pursuing:
• Continue to challenge all waste of taxpayers money, with a view to savings residents hundreds-of-thousands of pounds;
• Working hard, through our position on the Hailsham Finance committee, to argue for a zero increase in your town’s Council Tax next year;
• Helping to set-up and lead the Warm Bank initiatives across Hailsham;
• Working with our county councillor and the Highways Dept to overcome parking issues, such as in Welbury Meadows and The Grange;
• Supporting local efforts that will help to secure better facilities for Hailsham United and other local sports clubs;
• Working with council officers to adopt new, much-needed recreational facilities in the town after years of delay.
Finance Committee Chair at the town council, Cllr Steve Keogh says: “I have been very active, using my business skills, to help ensure that the town council gets better value-for-money from our £1.25 million of council tax, by:
• Addressing financial issues;
• Working hard to ensure that the council-run post office increases its profitability;
• Preventing further waste through poorly-costed and ill-conceived projects;
• Opposing unnecessary building against the Neighbourhood Plan;
• Focussing the Town Council on freezing council tax for 2023/4.
“Where you have elected us, we have worked hard on YOUR community issues, from the quality of fibre upgrade installation, to liaising with the local police over knife-crime and anti-social behaviour, to addressing road safety, dangerous parking, and opposing over-development.” says Cllr Keogh.