News: Monday Morning Roadworks Blues

Posted on 24th May 2018

The week started badly for many of those who work on Sheddingdean Business Park, I believe, as a temporary traffic signal caused long queues for those trying to get to work. The roadworks were on the B2036 north from the Sheddingdean roundabout and the temporary lights caused mayhem as the workforce tried to reach the business park from Haywards Heath.

Of course such work, in this case renewal of gas supply pipes, has to be done, but from what I hear there was no warning of the hold up beforehand, so it could not be avoided with prior knowledge. A journey from the Bolnore estate to Sheddingdean took as long as one hour and twenty minutes, apparently, and some businesses were disrupted as a result of staff lateness.

I managed to speak to someone at West Sussex Highways about the issue and was told that there would almost certainly have been signs up beforehand to warn motorists of the work which was scheduled for 21st-25th May. In fact, I’m told the work was completed on that Monday, for the traffic light had gone by Tuesday morning.

I was made aware of the website www.westsussex.gov.uk, (roadworks information) where you can see all the roads which will be subject to delays due to roadworks. Of course, it would be ridiculous to assume that everyone would consult this information before every journey, but it is at least an effort to increase awareness of problems.

Back to News ›

Testimonials

"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)

"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.

Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
"

Mark O'Shea, Partner
(Rawlison Butler)

"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."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"“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)