Is council supporting local businesses

DO Hailsham Town Conservative councillors really care about boosting Hailsham business?

Having recently received a copy of the Hailsham Town Council’s newsletter, I note that it is now being printed by a company based in Uckfield – a company in which I believe to be owned by the chairman of East Sussex County Council. Previously this newsletter has been printed by a Hailsham based printer.

As our now Conservative-led town council has frequently stated the intention to do as much as possible to bring more business into Hailsham, I am at a loss to understand the logic behind the contract for printing the newsletter going out of the town.

The Hailsham Independent Group will be seeking clarification of the complete tendering process for this printing contract, under the Freedom of Information Act and will be contacting the Hailsham Town Council to this effect.

JOHN PUTTICK,

Leader, Hailsham Independent Group, Newton Park, Hailsham.