The latest news published by East Grinstead Town Council can be found below.

December 2018

Free Training for Independent Retailers in Mid Sussex New Dates Now Released for 2019

14 December 2018

Need some practical down to earth training that will help you increase profits and compete more effectively with the chains?

Want some tailored advice on boosting sales that is free to implement?

Ensure New Year profitability by joining the Mid Sussex retail training programme:

  • Especially designed for independent retailers
  • Delivered by retail experts
  • Funded by Mid Sussex District Council.

There is a series of five sessions running in 2019, all are from 9am to 12.30pm.

Buying, Range and Product Management. Tuesday 8th January, East Grinstead

Visual Merchandising and Better Presentation, Tuesday 22nd January, Hurstpierpoint

Retail Marketing, Price, Promotions, Advertising, Tuesday 5th February, Burgess Hill

Sales and Customer Service, Tuesday 26th January, Cuckfield

Inventory and Stock Management, Monday 11th March, East Grinstead

Places are limited so register now. You can sign up for all five workshops or just the ones you feel are most relevant.

More information is here or call Fran Riseley on 01823 333469 or email

In addition, free tutoring and mentoring sessions with experienced retail consultants at Martec International are available to qualifying retailers – your chance to get help tailored to your needs and business.

County Local Committees (CLCs) for 2019/20

Mayor attends Santa’s Grotto

4 December 2018

Lest We Forget

3 December 2018

IN a regular feature on the Town Council website, we will be remembering, on the anniversary of their deaths, the East Grinstead soldiers who died during WWI,  and who are named on the High Street War Memorial.


This month we recall (as recorded on The Roll of Honour website):

Frederick George THORPE

Private G/28117 15th Labour Battalion, The Royal West Surreys. Att. 98th Company The Labour Corps.

Died in Greece 25.12.18. Aged 42.

Son of William and Elizaorpe of East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Mildred Anne Thorpe of 39, Durkins Road, East Grinstead.

Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

Save The Date – North Mid Sussex County Local Committee

3 December 2018

Tree of Light 2018

3 December 2018

On Saturday 24th November the Rotary Club of East Grinstead held their ceremony to switch on the Tree of light. Meridian Rotary Club Chairman, Steven Kirupai was joined by Town Mayor Cllr Rex Whittaker and the first task was to announce the winners of the ‘Big Reveal’ 11 Middle Row’s Ginger bread house, took first place and the trophy, Emma Tindley’s wedding dress shop was second and in Third place Cole’s Estate agents.

The Mayor congratulated all the participating venues on creating such a fantastic feel good event that brought thousands of people into the town.

East Grinstead Concert Band, Sackville School Choir, pantomime characters, carols and Father Christmas were on hand to entertain the crowds before the countdown commenced and the lights were switched on.

Charity Christmas Cards 2018

1 December 2018

Cards with a conscience, Charity Christmas card shop is open in east Grinstead library until 15th December.

Festive East Grinstead 2018

1 December 2018