News: Sussex Living Dec 15

Posted on 26th November 2015

December monthly update

Be honest, how many mince pies have you eaten so far? The more the merrier we say, because it’s Christmas! We hope you enjoy our festive December issue – we have lots to entertain, inspire and interest you this month.

We spent a fascinating afternoon with the charming Herbie Flowers, our very own local (a Ditchling resident through and through) music legend. Read the story to find out how it all started, the greats he has worked with in the past and his ongoing love and enthusiasm for music today. This man is unstoppable!

Another local hero, hailing from the village of Balcombe, is last known survivor of the Zulu war, Lt Colonel Frank Bourne. We tell the tale of this young, courageous and dedicated soldier.

Turning to all things Christmassy, we have got an inspiring article on tree decorating (think outside the box this year), some more festive crafts to keep little hands busy, a whopping 5 page Christmas gift guide, a Christmas quiz to test the old grey matter and loads more!

Congratulation are due to our three prize-winning readers for their hair-raising Christmas ghost stories – read their tales (if you dare). The lucky three, who all win a year’s subscription to Sussex Living Magazine are Maggie Ellam, Mark Boorsma and Jennifer Wardley. Thank you so much to all the other entrants as well for some truly terrifying and out of this world stories.

From all the team here at Sussex Living, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."

Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex

"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."

The Hon Nicholas Soames MP

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)