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Hailsham Pavilion is a Grade II listed cinema and concert hall built in 1921. After remaining empty, it was refurbished in 1993 and reopened in 2000. Hailsham Pavilion was originally opened as a cinema on 28 November 1921 by local Justice A.K. Burtenshaw JP, with The Kid starring and directed by Charlie Chaplin as the first picture.[38]

This includes the areas, which under the Wealden Parishes Order 1991, were transferred to Hailsham being a large area of Hellingly Parish (the residential areas around Anglesey Avenue, Upper Horsebridge and Lansdowne Drive) along with several smaller areas to the east, south and west (transferred from Arlington, Hellingly and Pevensey Parishes). A further area of Hellingly Parish (between the A22 and Anglesey Avenue) was transferred to Hailsham under the Wealden Parishes Order 1993.

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The town also has an independent secondary school, Bede's School, formerly St Bede's School.

The next level of government is the East Sussex County Council with responsibility for Education, Libraries, Social Services, Civil Registration, Trading Standards and Transport. For these elections Hailsham is combined with Herstmonceux to return two seats.[14]

The civic parish of Hailsham is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) in breadth and 4 miles (6.4 km) from north to south between its extreme points. Its boundary (going in a clockwise direction) runs from its most northerly limit, near Carter`s Corner Place, in a southerly direction around Magham Down, over the Herstmonceux road and crosses the low-lying farmlands, passing close to New Bridge and on across Horse Eye Level to Rickney.[7]

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Hailsham is the home of Wealden District Council. District Council Elections are held every four years. Fifty five Councillors in total are elected, six of these from the three wards that make up Hailsham. The May 2011 election returned 47 Conservative, 3 Liberal Democrat, 4 Independent Democrat and 1 No party allegiance/non-group.[13]

Following many years of service, Hailsham Pavilion closed as a cinema in 1965. It served as a bingo hall until 1987, before being purchased by Wealden District Council using a Compulsory Purchase Order, after its owners fell into receivership. By 1999, the Hailsham Old Pavilion Society (H.O.P.S.) had raised enough money to restore the old cinema and signed a 31-year lease at a peppercorn rent. In 2012 the film The Moo Man had its first ever screening at the Pavilion.

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Nigel Coltman was elected Town Mayor/Chairman in May 2015 and Amanda O'Rawe is the Deputy Town Mayor/Vice-Chairman.

Extensive development has taken place in Hailsham since 1945 by private developers, with the northern part of the town now largely developed right up to the boundary with Hellingly. Wealden planning policies may result in further development in and around Hailsham,[25] together with increased local infrastructure and services.

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Hailsham is the home of Wealden Brass,[34] a brass band which rehearses at Union Corner Hall. The band was formed in February 1979 and held its first practice in the Church at Vines Cross on 6 March 1979.[35] The Hailsham Choral Society, founded in 1961, performs several concerts in Hailsham and neighbouring towns throughout the year.

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Hailsham is a civil parish and the largest of the five towns in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England.[2] It is mentioned in the Domesday Book, where it is called Hamelesham.[3] The town of Hailsham has a history of industry and agriculture.

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Hailsham has several primary schools, including Hawkes Farm, Grovelands, Marshlands Academy, Hailsham Academy and White House Academy. Hailsham Academy opened in September 2015 in brand new buildings on its campus on Oaklands Way.

There was some activity in this part of Sussex during the baronial wars and in the armed rivalry between Matilda and Stephen.[citation needed]

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Finally, the lower left quadrant depicts a ball of twine and rope "dolly", representing Hailsham's entry into light industry, in the form of ropemaking, which supported factories and "ropewalks" within the town's boundaries.

Many parts of Hailsham have been lost to redevelopment prior to preservation orders being introduced.[4] The town retains a number of buildings which display evidence of antiquity. The houses are mainly Victorian in character with more modern residential developments around the original town centre.

She lived at Herstmonceux near Hailsham until her death in July 1994, aged 66.

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Formerly Quintin Hogg, he lived at the seventeenth century Carter's Corner House in Hailsham.

The name ‘Hailsham’ is thought to come from the Saxon ‘Haegels Ham’,[4] meaning the clearing or settlement of Haegel, Hella or a similar name, possibly even 'Aella’s Ham’, the clearing of Aella the Saxon. The name of the town has been spelt in various ways through the ages from ‘Hamelsham’ (as it was referred to in the Domesday Book), ‘Aylesham’ in the 13th century, and later Haylesham, to its present spelling.

He bought and lived on a private estate at Hellingly after retiring from the music business.

Hailsham Community College Academy Trust became a converter academy in 2012.  Converter academies are successful schools that have chosen to convert in order to benefit from the increased autonomy academy status brings. 

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Business is steadily improving in Hailsham, with latest figures showing a significant fall in the number of empty shop units in the town centre. During the…

In response to Wealden District Council’s emerging Local Plan, Hailsham Town Council is drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan to give you the ability to help shape our town’s future and determine the provision of facilities critical infrastructure to support future potential housing development.

The Hailsham Town Crest was designed by a parish councillor and adopted by Hailsham Town Council for use on all official documents. It was crafted by local resident P.V.Collings in the form of a shield, which was presented to the Council, and now hangs in the Town Council offices at The Inglenook in Market Street.

He once lived at The Stone, Hailsham.

Summerheath Hall is a community hall. It is home to a group of amateur dramatic players, Hailsham Theatres, whose musical and drama performances have been presented since the early 1930s.[39]