News: Town Centre Report

Posted on 7th September 2016

Dear Team Member
August was a fantastic month for the Town Centre Partnership with all events being very well received and the turn out for all events was not only high, but also, better than last year which is great news. Thank you for all who took part and made Burgess Hill town centre a brilliant destination to visit over the Children’s Summer Holidays.

The Town Centre Partnership Operational Team are already busy working on our Christmas Celebration and Lights Switch-On event which will take place on Saturday 19th November. This year’s theme is ‘Dickensian Christmas’ and the event will run from 11am – 5.30pm with the Lights Switch-on at 5pm.

If you have any ideas about how you would like to take part in the celebrations, please contact Kerry at Burgess Hill Town Council. Kerry@burgesshill.gov.uk

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Update from Market Place Shopping Centre

Footfall for the month of August 2016 was UP 8% Year on Year but slightly down Month on Month.

Burgess Hill Bonfire Society are coming into Market Place on the below dates, to sell their program of events for their annual procession and firework display which is held on Saturday 24th September 2016:
• Sunday 4th September 2016
• Sunday 11th September 2016
• Saturday 17th September 2016
• Saturday 24th September 2016
If you have any events taking place within your store in Market Place, please let Sam know in order to advertise this event. Sam@marketplaceshopping.com

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Update from The Martlets Shopping Centre

Footfall for the month of August 2016 was +4.4% Year on Year, we are delighted as footfall has been increasing consistently.

We had a great August with The Martlets Carnival every Saturday with live music and crazy golf to entertain children and adults alike.

Coming up we have ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ on Tuesday 20th September.

Looking forwards to Halloween, we are holding a trick or treat treasure map event through half-term holidays – watch this space for further information!

If you have any events taking place within your store in The Martlets, please let Debbie know in order to advertise this event. Debbie@themartletsshoppingcentre.co.uk

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Best wishes,
Burgess Hill Town Centre Partnership Operational Town Team

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