Community

Burgess Hill has lots to offer – keep an eye on this page for news and events in the town to help you get the most out of your visit to Market Place.

Burgess Hill Town Market

Visit Burgess Hill’s monthly outdoor market in Church Walk. The market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9am to 2pm.

The market hosts a selection of stalls, including cheese, free range eggs, handmade crafts, fashion & accessories, skincare & make up, cakes, free from baker, preserves, jams & chutneys and more. Come along and support our local producers and businesses!

If you would like to have a stall at the market, please email [email protected] or phone the Town Council on 01444 247726 and ask for Liz.

Please click on the following link to download a pdf of the Market Regulations. Click on the following link to view the National Market Traders Federation Guide to setting up as a market trader and improving your business: www.nmtf.co.uk/info/sim 

Burgess Hill Pantry

Burgess Hill Pantry was set up as part of the Town Council’s ‘No Cupboard Empty’ project, to help residents struggling on low incomes stretch their household budgets a little further. The pantry is a community group, run by volunteers to help people living in Mid Sussex.

For a weekly membership of £4, residents can choose a selection of food to the value of around £20, helping budgets stretch further. There’s a variety of food available including fresh fruit and veg, store cupboard favourites, bread and dairy products.

The Pantry is now open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00 am–12.30 pm and 1.30 pm–4.00 pm.

You can find more details and sign up on The Burgess Hill Pantry webpage or the Burgess Hill Pantry Facebook page.

Health and Wellbeing Services

Mid Sussex Wellbeing Service

The Mid Sussex Wellbeing Service provides information, help and advice on all things that can affect wellbeing including ways to quit smoking, become more active, eat a balanced diet or to find ways to improve emotional and mental wellbeing. For more information visit the Mid Sussex Wellbeing website.

Mid Sussex Wellbeing Outreach at Burgess Hill Town Council Help Point
Fridays 10am-3.30pm, by appointment only.
Please click on the following link for more information on Help Point Surgeries.

NHS Sussex Partnership

For a full list of local services, locations and information about conditions please click on the following link to visit the NHS Sussex Partnership website.

Mental Health

Mid Sussex District Council

Local Mental Health Support

Pathfinder West Sussex

Preventing Suicide in Sussex

Priory Burgess Hill

Summerhaven Mental Health – Contact Janice Henwood, [email protected]

BHT Sussex – merged with Sussex Oakleaf

West Sussex Mental Health Line

For more information on mental health services please click on the following link to visit the NHS website.

Carers

Carers Support West Sussex

For information on Respite Care, please click on the following link to visit the NHS website.

Carers Emergency Alert Card is a credit-card sized laminated card which will identify you as a carer if you are out alone and become ill or have an accident. The scheme is free of charge for West Sussex residents.

Carers UK Digital Resource for Carers brings together a wealth of information and resources designed to support those looking after a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

Carers Support West Sussex provides information and support for friends, families and partners of people with a long-term health condition including memory loss and dementia.

Jointly is an app that makes caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message.

Neighbourly Care is a support and befriending charity run by volunteers providing practical help to people of all ages experiencing or caring for someone with illness, frailty, disability, social isolation or a sudden crisis.

Pamper Day for Carers is an annual event held at Burgess Hill Girls school, and is free for any local resident who provides unpaid care to a family member or friend. Look out for the next date in the local press, the Town Council’s About Town Magazine, website and social media.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Carers Health Team can offer support for carers over the age of 18 registered with a West Sussex GP.

Over 60s

Age UK Cherry Tree Centre

Burgess Hill Shed

Community Connections Directory

Mid Sussex Older People’s Council

Companionship and Outings

Re-Engage

The Zodiac Club is a members’ social club for single people over the age of 60 who are retired, semi-retired or working, and is for those who would perhaps like to meet new friends and enjoy some of the social events which we organise – but is definitely not a dating agency!

If this is something you’d like to try, please contact:
Allen 01444 455763
June 01825 722539
Helen 07989 935594

Young People

Information on local support for young people can be found on the Town Council’s Youth Zone website.