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Outdoor Maintenance

The Town Council undertakes a wide variety of maintenance and enhancement programmes throughout the town on behalf of the Community.  A small selection of projects are shown below:

APL's, Batchelors FarmBlocked Gulleys, Bus Shelters, Christmas Lights,
Dog Bins, Epicormic Growth, Flyposting, Flytipping, Folders Meadow,
Footpath Clearance, Graffiti, Highway Signs, Litter Bins, Notice Boards,
Overhanging Vegetation, Potholes, Seats, Shopping Trolleys,
Street Lights, Street Nameplates, Weeds

White line imageAPL's
EASING PARKING CONGESTION: Burgess Hill Town Council is introducing a new service to assist residents encountering problems with parked vehicles blocking their driveway. Subject to permission being granted by West Sussex County Council, which is responsible for the public highway, the Town Council will paint an Access Protection Line, a white 'H' shaped line, onto the road to draw attention to the driveway or access. The charge per driveway is £144. Click here to download the Application Form. For further information, please contact Burgess Hill Town Council’s Help Point on 01444 247726 or email
helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

Batchelors Farm
Batchelors FarmBatchelors Farm comprises of 33 acres of pasture land on the south side of Burgess Hill.  It was purchased by the Town Council in 1993 for the benefit and enjoyment of Burgess Hill residents. 

With sweeping views across open countryside to the South Downs, Batchelors Farm has become a popular beauty spot and is well used by local people, and is maintained by Burgess Hill Town Council’s Maintenance Department.

Blocked Gulleys
The Town Council's Maintenance Team will try and clear blocked gulleys at the side of the roads.  If a gulley cannot be unblocked it will be reported to West Sussex County Council to be jetted.  

If you need to report a blocked gulley please contact the Help Point on 01444 247726 or email: helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

 

Bus Shelter
Bus Shelters

Burgess Hill Town Council provides some of the bus shelters in our town which the Maintenance Team keep clean.  If you need to report a problem with any of the shelters please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk

 


Christmas Lights

The towns Christmas lights are provided by Burgess Hill Town Council with a donation from Christmas Lightsthe Chamber of Trade .  If you require information on the lights please contact Steve Cridland on 01444 247726 or email him at steve@burgesshill.gov.uk.

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Dog Waste bin

Dog Bins
Dog owners have a responsibility to clean up after their pets and to assist with this Mid Sussex District Council place dog bins on their leisure land and Burgess Hill Town Council has bins on the land that we maintain.  West Sussex County Council does not place dog bins on the highway for Health and Safety reasons.

If you need to report a problem with a dog bin, please click here

 

Epicormic Growth

Epicormic Growth
Epicormic growth is the ‘twiggy’ bits that grow out from the bottom of a tree usually into a road or over a footway.  Burgess Hill Town Council’s Maintenance Team undertakes to cut this growth back on behalf of West Sussex County Council.  

If you see a tree that needs attention please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

 

Flyposting

Flyposting
Under the 1980’s Highway Act flyposting is illegal and makes out town look tatty not to mention dangerous as drivers take their eye off the road when trying to read it.

The Maintenance Team keep a sharp eye out for it and remove it straight away.  If you notice any then please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.


Flytipping

Fly tippingIn 2006 Mid Sussex District Council spent £32,000 clearing 330 incidents of fly tipping.  It spoils our town and is illegal.  For information on how to dispose of commercial waste log on to http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/.

For a fast response the Maintenance Team will clear where they can so if you need to report some flytipping, big or small, contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

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Folders Meadow
Folders Meadow
Burgess Hill Town Council undertakes to keep our children’s play areas clean and safe as a delegated function on behalf of Mid Sussex District Council.

If you see anything within our play areas that are cause for concern please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

Footpath Clearance
Footpath ClearanceBurgess Hill has a high percentage of urban public rights of way and Burgess Hill Town Council appreciates the importance of keeping these paths clear of vegetation to allow them to be used without difficulty. 

We liaise closely with West Sussex County Council’s Public Rights of Way department and the Maintenance Team undertakes two cut backs a year.  However if you notice a path that needs a trim please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk..

Graffiti Removing


Graffiti
Burgess Hill Town Council’s Maintenance Team undertakes the removal of graffiti in Burgess Hill so if you come across any please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk..  

 

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Highway Signs

Highway Signs
Burgess Hill Town Council undertakes to keep our highway signs clean as a delegated function on behalf of West Sussex County Council and will also report through any damage that occurs. 

If you see a sign that needs a clean or is damaged please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

 

Litter Bins

Litter Bins
The majority of litter bins in our town are provided by Burgess Hill Town Council.  If you would like to put forward a new location for a bin or report a damaged one please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.<<Top

 

Notice Boards
Notice BoardsBurgess Hill Town Council has placed 18 noticeboards around our town which are used to display Council information and posters adverting events for non-profit making organisations. 

If you would like us to display your notices please bring 20 copies (A4 portrait only please) into the Help Point.  Posters are put up subject to space.  To report a damaged notice board please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.


Overhanging Vegetation
Overhanging VegetationDuring the growing season we ask you to make regular checks on your plants, hedges or trees to make sure that they are not growing over the pavement and forcing people to walk on the road. 
If we have a complaint about this we often have to write to the householder which often causes offence but we do this in the interest of public safety on behalf of West Sussex County Council.  If you have difficulty in getting past some vegetation please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

 

Potholes
Pothole repairs are undertaken by West Sussex County Council’s contractor, Balfour Beatty. 

To report a pothole it is important that you give an accurate location and how deep and wide you think it is.
Please send the information to this link

 

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Seats
Seats

Burgess Hill Town Council provides seats around our town so if you have an idea for a new location or notice a broken or vandalised one please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

 

Shopping TrolleysShopping Trolleys
Shopping trolleys, if not returned to the store can be an eyesore if left around our town and can also be used for anti-social behaviour. 

If you see an unattended trolley please let the Help Point know on 01444 247726 or email helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.  We will then contact the relevant store to arrange for it to be picked up.
Street Lights


Street Lights
The majority of street lights in our town are the responsibility of West Sussex County Council, with the Town Council also having responsibility for some. 

If you need to report that a street light is not working or it is damaged all you need to do is contact the Help Point on 01444 247726 or email helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.  It would be helpful if you could obtain a column number and give us the precise location of the light.
 

Street Nameplates
Street NameplatesBurgess Hill Town Council receives a sum of money from Mid Sussex District Council to undertake repairs or replace the street nameplates in Burgess Hill.  Where ever possible the Maintenance Team will try and repair a sign but if a new one is needed then we take the opportunity to standardise the design throughout our town. 

If you see a damaged street nameplate please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

WeedsWeeds
Burgess Hill Town Council undertakes annual weed sprays on kerb side vegetation in Burgess Hill on behalf of West Sussex County Council. 

If you notice a particularly weedy area please contact the Help Point by phoning 01444 247726 or emailing helppoint@burgesshill.gov.uk.

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