Posted on 12th April 2016
Dear Team Member
UPDATE FROM THE MARTLETS SHOPPING CENTRE
The Martlets Shopping Centre Encourages A Greener West Sussex
The Martlets Shopping Centre will be treating shoppers to free flower seeds on Saturday 16th April in celebration of National Gardening Week. From 11am visitors to the Burgess Hill based shopping centre will not only be given a free pack of seeds to plant in their own gardens, but will also be treated to a free bag for life in a bid to raise awareness of the local environment and encourage a greener Sussex. The centre management team will be pairing up with the market’s flower stall to hand out the free seeds and hessian bags to shoppers.
CAN YOU AFFORD TO LOSE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS WORK?
West Sussex County Council is proud to be working with Employers for Carers to help small and medium businesses like yours support and keep hold of the carers in your workforce. Local partner, Impact Workability, is working with local employers to explain and promote the scheme across the county. Practical resources, advise and information are available free online at www.employersforcarers.org and using the membership code #EFC1365 to register. For more information contact Sarah Cutler, Impact Workability on 01903 730044 or email email@example.com or email Employers for Carers firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY BEACON LIGHTING – The Queen, Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will light the Principal Beacon to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday on Thursday 21st April.
To celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will invite Her Majesty The Queen to light the Principal Beacon on 21st April at Windsor Castle. This will be followed by the lighting of a number of Beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and a Commonwealth Country to celebrate this landmark birthday.
As part of the national celebrations Burgess Hill Town Council will light the Beacon in St John’s Park in the evening of Thursday 21st April from 7 – 8pm. Burgess Hill school choirs and Burgess Hill Marching Youth will be performing at the Beacon Lighting. Residents are invited to come along to St John’s Park to enjoy listening to the performances. Town Mayor, Anne Jones MBE, will light the Beacon.
The Town Council is also inviting Burgess Hill residents to write their birthday wishes to Her Majesty in a special leather bound book available at the Town Council’s Help Point at 96 Church Walk which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 9am to 5pm, Wednesdays 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm. The book will be available until Friday 3rd June to coincide with The Queen’s official birthday. It will then be forwarded to The Queen for her to read everyone’s birthday messages.
BURGESS HILL FAIRTRADE FESTIVAL 2016
This year’s Burgess Hill Fairtrade Festival runs from Friday 22nd April – Saturday 30th April 2016. Now in its 8th glorious year it is going to be another showstopper year! A number of the events will be taking place at the Martlets Hall. Details of all the events during the Festival and how to book tickets can be found on the website http://www.burgesshillfairtradefestival.com.
MID SUSSEX MARATHON WEEKEND – The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend returns for a fifth time this year comprising of three races:
Run them individually or take part in all three, run 26.2 miles and receive a specially designed Commemorative Medal. The races start at 10.30am. There is also The Mid Sussex Wellbeing Mile – a 1 mile fun run for juniors, adults and families which starts at 9.30am before the main race each day. Closing date for entries is Sunday 24 April. More information about the Marathon Weekend including entry forms visit www.midsussexmarathonweekend.co.uk.
Burgess Hill Town Centre Partnership Operational Town Team
"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."