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Encyclopedia > Hailsham
Hailsham
Statistics
Population: 19,658 (2001 Census)
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: TQ590095
Administration
District: Wealden
Shire county: East Sussex
Region: South East England
Constituent country: England
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: East Sussex
Historic county: East Sussex
Services
Police force: Sussex Police
Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}}
Ambulance: South East Coast
Post office and telephone
Post town: HAILSHAM
Postal district: BN27
Dialling code: 01323
Politics
UK Parliament: Wealden
European Parliament: South East England

Hailsham is a town in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Wealden is a local government district in East Sussex, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent country is an official term used to describe three of the four principal component parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK): England; Scotland; Wales. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Sussex Police is the police force covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove in southern England. ... A fire engine belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... This is a list of ambulance services in the United Kingdom: Ambulance services in England, after July 1, 2006 are A few deviations from the above have been made for operational reasons. ... As of 1st July the NHS Ambulance Services Trusts of Kent, Surrey and Sussex are being joined together to form a new South East Coast Ambulance Service . ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Wealden is a constituency covering the Wealden district in East Sussex. ... Sign in the entrance of the European Parliament building in Brussels, written in all the official languages used in the European Union as of July 2006 The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The debating chamber, or hemicycle, in Strasbourg The European Parliament building in Brussels The European Parliament (formerly European... South East England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Wealden is a local government district in East Sussex, England. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ...


The town originally grew as an agricultural centre but is now mostly a commuter town. There is currently much controversy over the sale of Hailsham Cattle Market and its redevelopment into a supermarket. Hailsham was originally granted its charter for a market in 1252 by Henry III. The market is one of few remaining cattle markets along the south coast, and if closed, would probably be a great loss to the town. The local MP, Charles Hendry, has got involved and is fighting to keep the market open. This article or section should be merged with Bedroom community A dormitory town is generally a rural town where a large proportion of its population commute to nearby cities. ... Charles Hendry (born 6 May 1959) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ...


Local public houses and inns that have vanished over the years include: The Good Intent, The Fox, The Black Horse Inn, The Swan Inn, The Market House, The Cow, and The Brewers Arms (formerly the Railway Arms).


The Quintins shopping centre was opened in the late 1980s and was named after Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone. At the centre of the centre is the Co-op (supermarket). There is a Waitrose supermarket nearby in Vicarage Fields, which was previously Somerfield. Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, KG, CH, PC, QC (October 9, 1907 – October 12, 2001), formerly 2nd Viscount Hailsham (1950–1963), was a British Conservative politician. ... See also Cooperative Supermarkets in the United Kingdom External link The Co-operative Group Categories: Corporation stubs | British supermarkets | Cooperatives ... Waitrose is a British supermarket chain owned by the John Lewis Partnership, with 184 branches (November 2006). ... Somerfield is a chain of small to medium-sized supermarkets operating in the United Kingdom. ...


The town has several primary schools. It has one secondary comprehensive school, Hailsham Community College. Hailsham Community College is the only secondary school in Hailsham. ...

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Railways

Hailsham used to have a railway station on the Cuckoo line, running from Polegate to Tunbridge Wells. The line from Polegate was opened in May 1849 and closed as part of the Beeching cuts in 1968. The southern 12 miles of disused line is now a valued cycleway and footpath between Polegate and Heathfield. Location within the British Isles Polegate is a town in East Sussex, England on the A27. ... Tunbridge Wells (officially Royal Tunbridge Wells) is a Wealden town in west Kent in England, just north of the border with East Sussex. ... Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe was an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to control the spiralling cost of running the British railway system by closing what it considered to be little-used and unprofitable... The Parish of Heathfield and Waldron is in East Sussex, some 16 miles from the coastal town of Eastbourne and 17 miles from the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. ...


Entertainment

Hailsham Pavillion is a Grade II listed cinema and concert hall built in 1921. After remaining empty, the Pavillion was refurbished in 1993 and reopened in 2000


Hailsham is the home of Wealden Brass, a brass band which rehearses at Union Corner Hall. A brass band a musical group consisting mostly or entirely of brass instruments, often with a percussion section. ...


The 'Freedom Leisure' entertainment complex is in the town. Its facilities include a gym and a pool with a flume and water slide, and several bowling lanes have been added in 2006.


Twinnings

  • France Gournay-en-Bray, France

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External links

  • Hailsham Pavilion

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