News: Town News in February

Posted on 16th February 2017

Dear Team Member

On 31st January, Town Mayor Jacqui Landriani unveiled Burgess Hill’s first Blue Plaque, dedicated to the Norris Brothers and Donald Campbell C.B.E. The Plaque was generously sponsored by Burgess Hill District Lions Club. More than 60 years ago, the Norris Brothers engineering business of Burgess Hill was established in an office above the current T.S.B. bank in Church Walk. The plaque has been installed on the side of the building.

Mid Sussex District Council’s growth proposals for Burgess Hill took another step forward this week after securing, a £14.9m funding package for transport and other infrastructure improvements in the town with support from West Sussex County Council. This comes from the latest round of awards from the Local Growth Fund run by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

MSDC is working closely with WSCC and Burgess Hill Town Council on the design and delivery of the package. The aim of the transport project is to improve connectivity, congestion and journey time reliability.

It has been confirmed that the French Market will be visiting Burgess Hill during Summer Festival Week on Saturday 3rd June. More details will be given nearer to the time.
Update from Market Place Shopping Centre

January footfall was UP by 1% YOY, continuing the upwards trend of foot traffic in Market Place. Saturday 18th February – Burgess Hill Community Food Bank will be within Market Place collecting donations.

If any Market Place tenants have any Valentine’s promotions, please let the centre team know and we can promote this for you. Please contact either chris@marketplaceshopping.com or sam@marketplaceshopping.com

We hope February proves to be a fantastic month for all!
Update from The Martlets Shopping Centre

The Martlets on Ice event went well on Saturday 28th January – footfall up +19.98%/15.69%. The event was well received by all customers.

14th February – Valentine’s Day – chocolates to be distributed to shoppers throughout the day in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

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Testimonials

"“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”"

Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson 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)

"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "

Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

"“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.”"

Susan Fleet, Managing Director
(Lea Graham Associates)