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We live in Haywards Heath. Originally because I worked across the whole of Sussex and we needed a house right in the centre chosen for us in Gatesmead off Birchen Lane. After a spell working in Horsted Keynes we needed to find our own house without moving too far from friends. So it was through Anne’s intrepid searching that we landed in the Bentswood suburb of Haywards Heath on the other side of town from where we lived 2001-9. It's great to be near shops at last, to have moved from two spells on the periphery to live close to the hub of our vibrant town.

Haywards Heath is a Mid Sussex town with population 33,845 (2011 census) 36 miles south of London and 14 miles north of Brighton. I first saw it flashing by over 60 years ago on that remarkable speeded up London to Brighton train journey. Its primarily a commuter town - there are relatively few jobs in the town - and many of our residents commute daily via road or rail to London, Brighton, Crawley or Gatwick for work. Anne and I …