Re-elected mayor pledges to keep health services in Burgess Hill

Mayor Anne Jones. Burgess Hill pays it's respects in a service on 11.11.11 at the War Memorial Gardens in Church Walk, Burgess Hill. Pic Steve Robards SUS-141111-123012001
Mayor Anne Jones. Burgess Hill pays it's respects in a service on 11.11.11 at the War Memorial Gardens in Church Walk, Burgess Hill. Pic Steve Robards SUS-141111-123012001

The Mayor of Burgess Hill has promised to make life more enjoyable for all members of the community by championing mental health services.

Cllr Anne Jones MBE has been re-elected as town mayor and Cllr Jacqui Landriani has been re-elected as deputy

Cllr Jones said: “I’m privileged to be the Mayor of Burgess Hill. It’s a very special town, a great town to live in, and there are some amazing people in our community.

“The privilege of being Mayor means I can not only meet them but I can help them to promote what they are doing in the community.”

She said she will try to improve services for people with Dementia and mental health issues and keep the Burnside Day Centre, in Victoria Road, open as a service for health and wellbeing.

“Making the town a Dementia friendly town, is vita. If all businesses and others in the town are trained to understand what life is like for people with Dementia, that’s good for people with many conditions, including mental illnesses.

“Local government is now responsible for the health and wellbeing of residents. If people are falling under the radar and needing hospital services, they haven’t had the prevention they need at the right time.”