Your Labour Candidates: Pam Haigh and Simon Hayward
Mid Sussex District Council Dunstall Ward
Burgess Hill Town Council Dunstall and Gatehouse Wards
Town and District Council Candidate Dunstall Ward
I have lived in Burgess Hill with my partner since 2006. After working for a large telecommunications company for over 20 years I now have a small web design business – so have experience at both ends of the business spectrum. I believe in a society that supports company growth while protecting employees’ rights, making work fairer and more secure, and have supported may local Labour campaigns that protect the interests of local people. There needs to be a challenge to the Conservative run “yes men” attitude in local government – I will provide that challenge at both Town and District level taking on local issues and working for local residents at both Town and District level. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, researching my family tree and spending time with friends and family.
District Council Candidate Dunstall Ward, Burgess Hill Town Council Gatehouse Ward
I have lived in Burgess Hill for eight years. I currently work for a major international software company designing systems for processing massive datasets. Before this I worked for 10 years in the criminal justice system as a paralegal. I believe that work has too much sway over many people's lives and they are paid too little for the work they do. This leaves people with little time to enjoy life, and to fight for things they care about.
I have been involved with environmental campaigns and workplace organising all of my adult life. In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing, long walks and spending time with my family. I am a proud member of Unite the Union!
Vote Thursday 2nd May - don’t forget your poll card!
Your Labour team's pledges to you
We will always put your interests above all else on the District and Town councils.
We will press for local decision-making. Our growing town of 35,000 people should not be governed by a handful of District Council cabinet members in Haywards Heath.
We will press for better public services – road sweeping, grass cutting, maintaining public areas, etc.
We will campaign for a good and improved bus service and fight against any reduction in services.
We will work constructively with other councillors, considering issues on their merits alone.
We will always be available – listening to your concerns and pressing for action to resolve difficulties.
The Conservatives promised a vibrant redeveloped town centre - What have we seen so far?
- Regeneration now months behind schedule
- Martlets Hall given away, ignoring a petition signed by 6,500, with no requirement for developer funding towards a replacement
- No affordable housing among the proposed 150 flats
- No money to be provided for infrastructure improvements
- Local businesses being relocated with short-term leases and loss of trade
- Empty derelict section of the shopping centre
- Loss of Market, NatWest Bank, Clark's shoe shop etc
As part of the redevelopment we were promised a permanent ‘state-of-the-art’ replacement for the library after its temporary move
- The library was due to move to its temporary site in February 2018 but this site is still not ready
- The temporary library is much smaller than its current site and needs extra work to make the floors stronger and the lifts adequate
- It now appears that the site proposed for a permanent library is being considered for a bowling alley
- Will Burgess Hill get the permanent new ‘state-of-the-art’ library we were promised?
Whose fault is this? You can choose between:
- the Conservative Town Council
– the Conservative District Council
- the Conservative County Council or
- the Conservative Government
A vote for Labour is a vote to:
Stand up to speculative developers
Demand high building standards that include renewable energy
Create more affordable housing
Be more transparent about how council decisions are made
Bring back truly representative local planning committees
Put the environment and green space above profit
Balance the needs of business with the interests of the community
If you do have anything you wish to discuss with us then please do not hesitate to contact Pam or Simon at