Horsham District Council Chairman, Cllr Peter Burgess, attended the opening of the new Thakeham Village Hall on Friday 8 March.
The hall was built as part of the new housing developments in the village which include some 159 houses, including affordable homes and homes for local workers, a community hall, football and cricket pitches, a large shop, a pre-school and retention of the local mushroom factory, all situated in attractive grounds.
The hall was officially opened by Nick Herbert MP. Cllr Burgess delivered a speech emphasizing the excellent work Horsham District Council’s Strategic Planning team had done in creating the development which has been nominated for a national planning award.
The Chairman also attended the Annual General Meeting of the Twinning Association in the Park Barn, North Street, Horsham, on the evening of 8 March, conducting the meeting until the Chairman, James Prentice was re-elected. A major highlight this year for the Twinning Association is a visit in May of residents of our German twin town, Lage.
Cllr Burgess spent the morning of Saturday 9 March at the Rikkyo School, Rudgwick for their graduation ceremony. He presented the Ambassador prize for the two students who have made the most effective contribution to local and community events.
Cllr Burgess extended the Council’s best wishes to the Headmaster, Mr Sato, as he is about to leave the school. after several years of service, for a new position in Japan.