About Us

Who are we

We are a group of local residents united by our pride in Haywards Heath. Our only affiliation is to the Federation of Sussex Amenity Societies.

Chairman:- Eric Bassett
The Haywards Heath Society
90 Sunnywood Drive, Haywards Heath,
West Sussex
RH16 4PB
01444 412812
Butlers Green House
Butlers Green
Haywards Heath
RH16 4BH
Mrs Ann Went
1 Lodge Cotts
Tower House Close
RH17 5EJ


What we do

In carrying out our aims we;

  • Make comments to the District Council on local planning and development issues
  • Make representation at Public Enquiries where local planning issues are concerned
  • Respond to national and local government consultation papers involving, for example, housing, environmental and transport policies
  • Publish newsletters
  • Arrange annual programmes of events: talks, walks and tours on interesting local themes and issues, given by experts in their fields

Some Notable Achievements

  1. Involvement in several town plans and schemes for town wide improvements
  2. Participation in the Jubilee Committee
  3. Tree planting in the Broadway
  4. Production of a listed and cherished places list
  5. Helped to establish local nature reserves and preserve parks and open spaces
  6. Participation in campaigns to save local health services
  7. Involvement in station quarter negociations
  8. Involvement in Neighbourhood Plan and District Plan processes

Member Benefits

  • The Haywards Heath Society is a highly regarded and effective forum for channelling residents' views to the authorities
  • The Haywards Heath Society is effective because we have been in existence since 1973 and our views are respected by local councils
  • Members can express their thoughts direct by attending the annual meetings of the Haywards Heath Society or by contacting committee members at any time
  • Members also learn about town issues and enjoy cultural activities by joining in our busy programme

Committee Members

An executive committee elected by the membership manages us.


Hon. Treasurer:- Nicola Serdiuk  
Secretary:- Mrs Janet Rider
22 Boltro Road
Haywards Heath,
RH16 1BB
Ms Barbara Woods
70 Harlands Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1LS
Mrs Margaret Serdiuk
Snowdrop Lane
West Sussex
RH16 2QE
Mr David Hill
Pascotts Farm , Snowdrop Lane
West Sussex
RH16 2QE
Mr Paul Rider
22 Boltro Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1BB
Miss Nicola Serdiuk
Irie Cottage, Church Road
Scaynes Hill RH17 7NH
Miss Jane Reid
149 Hoblands
Haywards Heath RH16 3SB