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Burgess Hill Town Council entered an agreement with Virgin Media to give some of their grey telecommunication’s boxes around the town a makeover.

Local artists are being invited to paint suitable designs on some of the street cabinets to brighten them up as well as the town. Designs will reflect a significant aspect of the community such as its history, activities in the area or nature. The designs will be approved by the Town Council and Virgin Media before painting can go ahead and neighbouring residents are also being consulted.

Below is a list of locations where you can view the wonderful designs:


London Road (near Gravett Court; opposite Thorne’s Café)
Design – View looking up to the South Downs at sunset.
Artist – Holly Sellors, a member of the Burgess Hill Artists

Station Road (top of Keymer Parade)
Design – A bee and honeycomb.
Artists – Burgess Hill Girls – lower Sixth students Annalisa, Maddie, Natalie

St John’s Road, corner with Church Close
Design – St John’s Church with three Martlets birds. A Martlet is a mythical heraldic bird which is thought to represent the Swift or House Martin. Martlets have been traditionally associated with Sussex for centuries and appear on the Sussex County crest.
Artist – Holly Sellors, a member of the Burgess Hill Artists

Greenlands Close, opposite house number 2
Design – Burgess Hill Water Tower with surrounding countryside landscape
Artist – Ian McConachie, amateur artist and Burgess Hill resident, and member of the U3A Group.

Junction Road, outside house number 47

Design – J.C. Bee-Mason (film-maker, explorer, beekeeper, campaigner), to show him as he was when he lived in Burgess Hill as a bee keeper, but also include images of his days as a film maker/photographer on his expeditions to the Arctic and the Bolivian jungle.  Bee-Mason lived at a couple of addresses in Burgess Hill including Santos, 20 Junction Road.

Artist – Richard Black, Art Teacher and Burgess Hill resident.

Wheatsheaf Close

Design – Tulips, rolling hills, rainbow, butterflies, trees, sun and clouds.
Artist – Jayne Crow, a member of the Burgess Hill Artists group and Burgess Hill resident.

The Town Council would like to see more Virgin Media boxes painted, so if you would like to submit a design, please email and include a written description and visual drawing of the design and colour scheme together with the exact location of street cabinet and box number on the cabinet.