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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