Posted on 13th July 2016
Dear Team Member
Summer Holiday Activities
The Town Centre Partnership Operational Team have been working hard the past few weeks to arrange Summer Activities within the town centre. These have been combined with events being held by The Martlets Shopping Centre and Market Place Shopping Centre so we can ignite some fun filled activities each week of the children’s summer holidays.
Therefore, our current plan of events is as follows:
If you are holding an event or any workshops, please do let us know and we can advertise this for you, on our website and Facebook pages, free of charge.
Update from Market Place Shopping Centre
Footfall for the month of June 2016 was UP Month on Month and Year on Year, this is great news!
We are pleased to announce that shoppers at Market Place raised £5,169 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in a raffle to win a brand new convertible Mini Cooper. Staff and volunteers for the life-saving charity sold tickets for the draw at Market Place Shopping Centre last month (May 23rd – 28th). A grand total of £5,169.90 was raised in ticket sales and donations for the Win a Mini draw in aid of the air ambulance which relies almost entirely on public support. Thank you for all who donated.
We also have received a letter from SERV, a local voluntary service who provide an urgent transport service at night for blood and infant milk in the Sussex region and came to Market Place on 25th June 2016 to collect donations for running costs and to raise awareness of SERV to the public. SERV raised a grand total of £496 on the day of collection, which is enough to pay for the fuel for the Burgess Hill based bike for 6 months! Thank you to all who donated.
Events in Market Place – July 2016
If you have any events taking place within your store in Market Place, please let Sam know in order to advertise this event by emailing her at Sam@marketplaceshopping.com.
Update from The Martlets Shopping Centre
Events in The Martlets Shopping Centre – July 2016
Please direct all queries for The Martlets Shopping Centre this month to Ian@themartletsshoppingcentre.co.uk
Burgess Hill Town Centre Partnership Operational Town Team
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"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. "
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