Posted on 1st November 2017
This article came from Nick Broom at PVL, whose Mum runs a cafe at St Edward’s Church in Royal George Road.
I wanted to introduce you to the amazing community service running at St Edwards Church. I am not sure if you are aware but there is a community café there called the Mustard Seed, its only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9-4pm but offers great food and drinks at great prices, all run by volunteers and with a fabulous ethos (no matter your particular faith or otherwise)
There’s a shining TripAdvisor page here:
They are doing really well (my mother is one of the volunteers), but could always serve more clients and I wondered if you’d consider running a short piece in the newsletter?
I wondered if you could swing by sometime and try the coffee and cake (I’m pretty sure I can smell the amazing BLT’s from here, since there’s a distinct lack of bacon in Abu Dhabi!) and tell your audience of the experience?
I don’t know if it’s possible for them to join BHBPA, they run as a non-profit organisation, purely charitable and by volunteers so they might struggle to even get a representative along, but if it helped, I’d be happy to pay their membership fees if we can get them some increased interest through BHBPA?
I’ve cc’d one of the volunteers in case you want more information,
Anyway, happy to hear your thoughts, and even more interested to hear your feedback once you’ve sampled the goods!
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"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."
"“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”"