Posted on 16th February 2017
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"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. "
"“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.""
"“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”"