Company No 5573204
A company limited by guarantee
Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: 1st Floor, Atlantic House, Jengers Mead, Billingshurst, RH14 9PB
What Does the Community Partnership Do?
We are a group of individuals, some of us representing local clubs and organisations, that develop and deliver agreed projects that have a direct impact on the lives and wellbeing of all Billingshurst residents; young and old, abled and disabled, and from all religions and political viewpoints.
We differ from Parish and District Councils because we have access to funds they don’t. This means we can apply for funding that can fill the gaps in the social, economic and recreational provision within our community that Local Authority organisations can’t.
The projects we work on could be identified by you, or any member of our community. Do you have a good idea or think something is missing from our community life? If so, Please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
Billingshurst, 3 December 2017: Another record crowd exceeding 2,000 people packed Billingshurst High Street on Saturday 2 December for this year’s BilliFest Family Fund Day & Christmas Fayre. Some 250 children visited Santa and his elves after the 9-year old winner of the BilliFest Poster Painting Competition opened the event to the sound of St. Mary’s bells.
The High Street was closed to traffic from 6am to 6pm and more than 40 gazebos were erected by dawn. The Christmas tree, electrical supplies and tables and chairs were brought in by the Billingshurst Community Partnership’s organizing committee as the sun rose, and the aroma of the hog roast filled the morning air as stallholders set up for the 10am opening. They offered everything from cheeses to Christmas wreathes, and from hand-made pottery to cuddly toys and craft beers. The Scouts & Guides were there too, as were a number of churches and charities.
Ken Johnson, Chair of the Billingshurst Community Partnership’s BilliFest organising committee, said, "More than ever, Billingshurst families and friends in the area turned out in force for our biggest community event at this festive time of year. We hope that everyone enjoyed it."
He said, "We are indebted to our working committee, stallholders and to our principal sponsors, The Big Lottery. Also, we thank our Main Sponsors: Devine Homes, COCO’s Style, Lions, and The King’s Head; plus, our Supporting Sponsors: Riverdale Developments, Truffles, and Billingshurst Chamber of Commerce. BilliFest is organised by the Billingshurst Community Partnership, and we thank everyone who helped make it such a success".
The Chairman added, "The raffle this year was also a record with nearly 3,000 tickets sold. If you were not there to hear the top ten winners announced, we will telephone you in the coming days as there were dozens of great prizes”.
"A huge thank you, too, goes to our entertainers: Radio Weald students, the Billingshurst Choral Society, Lifestyle Fitness, Billingshurst’s very own crooner, Rob Nicholl; Sandra Myskow, Simon Jones, BilliUke, Charlie Austen and Punch & Judy. We hope that everyone has a wonderful festive season", said Ken.
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