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 Colin Trumble from 1 November 2018 to 11 January 2019.

Friday, 9 November

Schools Remembrance Service

The Chairman attended this event held at St Wilfred's Church, Haywards Heath.

Queens Canopy Tree Planting

The Chairman attended a tree planting event at Muster Green, Haywards Heath, hosted by Haywards Heath Town Council with the Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames M.P.

Sunday, 11 November

Service of Remembrance and Reconciliation (Vice Chairman)

The Vice Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Judith Trumble attended this event at Chichester Cathedral to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War 1 Armistice.

Remembrance Services - Burgess Hill and Turners Hill

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended a service and parade at St John's Church, Burgess Hill and a service at St Leonards Church, Turners Hill.

Saturday, 17 November

Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra (Vice Chairman)

The Vice Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Judith Trumble attended the Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra's Autumn concert at St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill.

Burgess Hill Town Mayor's Charity Ball

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this fundraising event in aid of the Mayor's chosen charities, held at the Hickstead Hotel.

Friday, 23 November

Queen's Commonwealth Canopy - Tree Planting

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event jointly hosted by Mid Sussex District Council and Haywards Heath Town Council at Beech Hurst Gardens, Haywards Heath.

Saturday, 24 November

Fundraising Dinner

The Chairman accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event hosted by the Royal British Legion at The Ark, Turners Hill. 

Sunday, 25 November

Mayor of East Grinstead - Civic Service

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended the Mayor of East Grinstead's Civic Service at St Swithun's Church, East Grinstead.

Tuesday, 27 November

Stars of 2018 Awards Ceremony

The Chairman accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended Crawley College's event held at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley.

Wednesday, 28 November

Burgess Hill Radio

The Chairman, attended a tour of the Radio Station in Burgess Hill.

Friday, 30 November

MSOPC Christmas Party

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event hosted by the Mid Sussex Older Peoples Council at King Edwards Hall, Lindfield.

Thursday, 6 December

Community Carol Concert (Vice Chairman)

The Vice Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Judith Trumble attended this event hosted by Christ's Hospital, Horsham.

West Sussex County Council and Fire and Rescue Service Carol Service

The Chairman attended this event at County Hall and Chichester Cathedral.

Friday, 7 December

Burgess Hill Girls Senior School Christmas Concert

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event held at Burgess Hill School for Girls.

Saturday, 8 December

Burgess Hill Choral Society (BHCS)

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event at St Andrew’s Church, Junction Road, Burgess Hill.

Sunday, 9 December

Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council's Civic Service

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Jennie Forbes hosted a Civic Service at St Leonards Church, Turners Hill with refreshments afterwards at The Crown, Turners Hill.

Thursday, 13 December

Turners Hill C of E Primary School Assembly

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event and thanked the children for their participation in his Civic Service

Friday, 14 December

Christmas visit to Haywards Heath Sorting Office

The Chairman, attended this event to meet and thank the postal workers for their hard work all year, and particularly at Christmas.

Family Carol Service (Vice Chairman)

The Vice Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Judith Trumble attended this event hosted by the Director and Staff of Family Support Work at Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint.

Sunday, 23 December

Mayor of East Grinstead Carols with the Choir of the Parish Church of St Swithun’s

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event at St Swithun’s Church, East Grinstead.

Tuesday, 8 January

Oakwood Flats (Vice Chairman)

The Vice Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Judith Trumble attended a visit hosted by the Scheme Manager for Sussex Housing and Care.

Friday, 11 January

Royal British Legion Sussex County Annual Conference

The Chairman, accompanied by his wife Mrs Jennie Forbes attended this event hosted by the Royal British Legion Sussex County Branch at Downlands Community School, Hassocks.

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