Burgess Hill poised to bounce back strongly after lifting of lockdown, says council leader

A ‘period of strong recovery’ is being anticipated in Burgess Hill following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 1:05 pm

That’s according to Burgess Hill Town Council leader Robert Eggleston

He said the council would be running a series of promotions aimed at helping to boost the town’s economy and that the town’s May Market would be an opportunity to show that Burgess Hill was ‘well and truly back in business.’

“The phased re-opening of society and the economy following the long night of this pandemic is very welcome and Burgess Hill Town Council hopes that the return to normality will be permanent at last,” he said.

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“This past year has been tough for so many people in so many ways and we look forward to a period of strong recovery.

“To support the town’s economy we will be running a series of themed online promotions, highlighting the town’s excellent independent shops, health and beauty outlets, restaurants and cafes, bars and pubs. We will be encouraging residents to ‘Go Local’.

“We are looking forward to the full return of the Town Market in May with an ambition to make it bigger than ever.

“When the market was relaunched in the town in September we could not predict that we would be back in lockdown in November.

“The May market is a great opportunity to show that Burgess Hill is well and truly back in business.

“It will also be great to see community life get back into full swing and we have a range of town events planned over the spring and summer to support this which will include a series of free weekly children’s activities in the town centre during the summer holidays, a community spring clean and other events are also in the planning stage.

“We also want to recognise the dedication, sacrifices and hard work of frontline workers and will be fully participating in the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day on July 5.

“We owe all of them a debt of gratitude and trust that in addition to this day, which ought to become an annual public holiday, it is recognised in the rewards that they get for their service to communities across the UK.”