Posted on 22nd November 2017
Members of Burgess Hill Shed are celebrating the achievement of two key milestones after completing the first year of operation and meeting their target of 50 members.
During the past year, members have worked hard to build a well-equipped workshop, made and repaired equipment for other charities, groups and people in the community, made and sold woodcraft products, held two open days for public awareness and attended several fayres and village days. It has been a very busy year for BH-Shed and its band of part-time volunteer members.
A registered charity, BH-Shed operates a community space in Burgess Hill for people to engage in activities and projects to enhance learning and well-being. The well-equipped workshop in Burgess Hill provides wonderful opportunities for members of any age within our community to get involved in meaningful activities – ones that can make a real difference to themselves and their community. The workshop welcomes anyone needing space and equipment to undertake their own projects and hobbies and is able to accommodate people with mobility problems.
BH-Shed is seeking to grow membership further by introducing more facilities to help younger people engage with science, technology, engineering and maths through action.
Over the next year, BH-Shed plans to incorporate more art and craft activities, including a new potters’ studio, and a Makerlab is being developed to provide opportunities for creativity and engagement with new technologies. Altogether, this will provide a really great combination of activities for enhancing well-being across all ages.
""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.""
"“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”"
"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."
"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."