On 9th September, Victoria Park will host Town Day with a number of attractions including a miniature railway, a climbing wall, Sussex Falconry and entertainment on the stage, plus much more!

The event, organised by Haywards Heath Town Council, will kick off at 12.00pm, with Haywards Heath Town Mayor Cllr James Knight’s welcome address.  Cllr Knights charity for this year, the Dame Vera Lynn’s Children’s Charity will be at Town Day.   Becky Stevens from Popsteps will then get the party started with her exuberant dance routine aimed at encouraging children to have fun and stay healthy.  At noon, the Mewes Veterinary Practice will begin registration for the dog show competitions including categories such as the ‘scruffiest dog’ and the ‘dog with the best trick.’

The event promises to offer fun for all the family with fairground and miniature railway rides, plus remote-control cars by Amazing Fun Cars.   Sussex Falconry will bring their birds of prey that can be handled and photographed.  Jonathan Cann will perform three Punch and Judy shows at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm in the Punch and Judy Booth.

With help from Oathall Community College students, Haywards Heath Twinning Association will be running a pop-up café serving tea, coffee and traditional home-made cakes. The café is called Bonstein in recognition of the towns twinned with Haywards Heath; Bondues and Traunstein.  Conversation in French and German will be encouraged.

There will be over 70 stalls and pitches.  Some are voluntary groups, such as Haywards Heath Women’s Institute and St Peter and St James Hospice, who will be showcasing their work and fundraising for local community projects through tombola, plant and cake sales, bric-a-brac and more.  This year charities will be joined by craft and jewellery stalls including Color Discovery who sell beautiful stylish scarves and Organika-Gems who sell handcrafted jewellery, selected minerals and fossils.  Votre Belle Maison’s gorgeous soaps and bath bombs will be on offer. All of the stalls will provide an opportunity for some early Christmas shopping.

Local performers, ‘No Strings Attached’ a cappella group, composed of five voices will sing favourite pop songs.   Cylvian Flynn of ‘Stars in their Eyes’ fame will astound audiences with covers of Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner songs. This year local rock band Cigarette Hearts will be closing the day with a bang.

The Town Mayor Cllr Knight encourages everyone to come to Town Day stating, “Town Day is a wonderful community event where you can have fun and help raise funding for good causes.”

The Town Council would like to thank sponsors, Hamptons International, The Orchards, P & S Gallagher, Gray, Hooper Holt and CALA Homes for their support.

For more information, please contact Haywards Heath Town Council on 01444 455694 or email the Community Liaison Officer at fatima.mirza@haywardsheath.gov.uk    

HH Town Day flyer