Issue 11, January 2018

Matters

Visits of the Chairman

The Chairman of the Council represents the organisation in a non-political role at functions and engagements. The Chairman is elected annually by his 53 fellow Councillors and serves for a period of 12 months during the civic year, which begins in May.

Below is a selection of events attended by The Chairman of the Council, Cllr Bruce Forbes and the Vice Chairman of the Council, Cllr Phillip Coote from November 2017 to January 2018.

Wednesday, 8 November      
The Vice-Chairman attended a Case Study Visit to Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, hosted by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC.

Saturday, 11 November    
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended a service at the Burgess Hill War Memorial to mark Armistice Day arranged by the Royal British Legion Burgess Hill Branch.

Sunday, 12 November          
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended a Remembrance Parade and Service at Burgess Hill organised by the RBL Burgess Hill Branch where he laid a Wreath at the War Memorial on behalf of Mid Sussex District Council.

Sunday, 12 November  
The Vice-Chairman attended a Remembrance Service at All Saints Church, Crawley Down, where he laid a Wreath on behalf of Mid Sussex District Council.

Sunday, 12 November 
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended a Remembrance Service organised by the Royal British Legion at St Leonards Church, Turners Hill.

Saturday, 18 November        
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended the Autumn Concert of the Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra at St Andrews Church, Burgess Hill.

Monday, 20 November          
The Vice-Chairman, accompanied by his wife, attended the East Grinstead Town Mayor’s Charity Dinner at the Woodcock Inn, Felbridge.

Tuesday, 21 November         
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended the SSAFA Christmas Concert with the band of the Grenadier Guards at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead.

Saturday, 25 November        
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended the Young Enterprise Trade Fair at the Martlets Shopping Centre, Burgess Hill, where he participated in the judging of the award for the best company at the Trade Fair.

The winning team Inuti, from Hurstpierpoint College; Burgess Hill Town Council Mayor Councillor Jacqui Landriani; Mid Sussex District Council Chairman Councillor Bruce Forbes; Mr Andrew Harvey, Centre Manager for The Market Place Shopping Centre.

Saturday, 2 December          
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended the Mid Sussex Older Peoples Council Annual Christmas Party at King Edward Hall, Lindfield.

Sunday, 3 December            
The Chairman’s Civic Service took place at St Leonards Church, Turners Hill during the Christmas tree festival and was attended by Mrs Forbes and the Chairman’s family. Also in attendance was the High Sheriff of West Sussex Lady Emma Barnard, Jeremy Quin M.P., Deputy Lieutenant Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, District Councillors, County, Town & Parish Chairman and Mayors. Turners Hill Primary School, members of the Uniformed Youth and the Royal British Legion took part in the service. Refreshments were held at The Crown at Turners Hill.

Thursday, 7 December          
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and County Council Carol Service at Chichester Cathedral with refreshments afterwards at County Hall.

Thursday, 7 December          
The Vice-Chairman, accompanied by his wife Claude, attended Christ’s Hospital’s Community Carol Service at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham.

Friday, 8 December               
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, visited Turners Hill Primary School.

Sunday, 10 December          
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jennie, attended the Friends of Arundel Cathedral Service for Solemn Advent Vespers held at Arundel Cathedral and presided over Rt Revd Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel & Brighton.

Tuesday, 14 December
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jenny, attended a Christmas Sounds Concert, hosted by The Burgess Hill Academy at Barnden Hall.

Friday, 15 December
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jenny, attended a community lunch at Turners Hill Free Church.

Sunday, 17 December
The Vice-Chairman, accompanied by his wife Claude, attended The Mayor and Mayoress of Crawley’s Christmas Carol Service at Crawley Baptist Church, West Green, Crawley.

Sunday, 17 December
The Vice-Chairman, accompanied by his wife Claude also attended carols with the Choir of the Parish Church of St Swithun’s hosted by the Mayor of East Grinstead at Meridian Hall, East Grinstead.

Saturday, 27 January
The Vice-Chairman attended the West Sussex Prayer Breakfast at the Wiston Estate, hosted by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Lady Emma Barnard, with guest speaker Chief Supt John Sutherland of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Saturday, 27 January
The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Jenny, attended the Royal British Legion Sussex County Annual Conference at Downsland Community School where he welcomed the guests and delegates and was invited to inspect the Colours.

Saturday, 27 January
The Vice-Chairman, accompanied by his wife Claude, attended a Civic Dinner Dance at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley hosted by the Mayor of Crawley Councillor Brian Quinn in aid of his two charities, ‘A Band of Brothers and Alzheimer’s Crawley.



 

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