New mayor unveils exciting plans for town

Mayor councillor Jim Knight (right) with deputy mayor councillor Alastair McPherson. Picture: Haywards Heath Town Council
Mayor councillor Jim Knight (right) with deputy mayor councillor Alastair McPherson. Picture: Haywards Heath Town Council

The new town mayor of Haywards Heath has unveiled exciting new plans for the town which include an historic railway.

Town mayor councillor Jim Knight has been working closely with the newly elected deputy mayor, councillor Alastair McPherson.

The pair have announced their The Art of the Possible project, which will be one of their priorities going forward.

The project will focus on continued support for residents, organisations and groups within the town and aspire through continued work with district and county councils.

A council spokesman said: “The project will develop a new country park and cemetery, enhance community facilities, support local business, employment and future infrastructure needs within the town, making Haywards Heath an even better place to live and work now and into the future.”

Town mayor councillor Jim Knight said: “Following on from the Neighbourhood Plan for Haywards Heath councillor McPherson, together with a group of councillors, have worked tirelessly on this visionary document that outlines aspirational priorities for this great town and community.

“Alastair and I are committed to working with the community on the positive opportunities for sustainable growth of the town.

“I am additionally delighted to announce that one of my first projects as mayor will be working together with the Bluebell Railway and Network Rail to get this historic railway to Haywards Heath.

“These are exciting projects to start my term of office and I look forward to serving this great community as mayor.”

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