Issue 11, January 2018


Public Art unveiled at Burgess Hill Green Circle

Green Circle Art TrailIf you have taken a stroll along parts of the Burgess Hill Green Circle network recently, you might have noticed a few new additions.

A Public Art Trail has been created within the Green Circle to mark the achievements of some of Burgess Hill's most noteworthy inhabitants.

Burgess Hill Town Council commissioned local artists to commemorate the lives of prominent Burgess Hill residents with a series of sculptures for the trail and the public artwork was formally opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester in October 2017.

The art trail pays tribute to natural history film-maker John Charles Bee-Mason, artist and Burgess Hill benefactor Emily Temple, inventor and pioneer of railway signalling John Saxby and the Norris Brothers, Burgess Hill based engineers who broke the water and land speed records in the 1950s and 1960s. A final sculpture celebrates the flora and fauna of the 33 hectare Bedelands Farm Local Nature Reserve, the largest green space in Burgess Hill.

You may also have noticed that we have installed a series of new information boards to provide details about the birds, butterflies, wildlife, plants, trees and local history in the vicinity. The information boards link in with a free children’s spotter guide that can be picked up from the town council help point in Burgess Hill.




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