Posted on 11th October 2016
This year’s Town Centre Christmas Event will take place on Saturday 19th November from 11am – 5.30pm with the Lights Switch-on at 5pm. We are running a competition for local shops and businesses to create the best window display. The competition will be judged by members of the public on the day of the event! If you would like to take part or 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
Information regarding the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday services and parades will follow in the update next month. There will be events on both Friday 11th November and Sunday 13th November.
Residents and businesses are invited to join the Remembrance ceremonies at the War Memorial or to commemorate the occasion separately.
Update from Market Place Shopping Centre
Footfall for September was again higher than last year by 10,000 people. It is great to see that the upwards trend in footfall is increasing YoY.
Aerial Theatre Company came and performed in the centre and they reported that they were able to raise £150 for a fantastic charity.
29th October 2016 – The Poppy Appeal are launching their collection at Market Place, you will find them along the side of Wilkinson.
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
Update from The Martlets Shopping Centre
Trick or Treat! The Martlets will be holding a FREE Children’s Halloween Treasure Hunt on Saturday 29th October from 11am to 3pm.
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
Burgess Hill Town Centre Partnership Operational Town Team
"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."
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"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. "