Henfield News

Information regarding the problems with parking outside One Stop have now been passed to Chief Constable Jo Shiner and it ishoped that a meeting can take place with her in the next two to three months.

Building work at the new Sainsburys store continues and a store manager is now in place. It has been confirmed this week that there will be an ATM machine installed inside the store. 

It was agreed at a recent meeting for the Clerk to contact UKPN to enquire regarding the frequency of power cuts in Henfield.

Four Parish Councillors have now stood down from serving on Henfield Parish Council. Two new candidates have come forward, therefore no Parish Council election will take place. Efforts will be made to co - opt two further Councillors to fill the remaining two places, please contact us if you are interested. There are seven candidates standing for election to Horsham District Council. 

A Family Fun Day is planned to celebrate the Coronation on the 7th May at the Rothery Field. Free childrens activities will take place from 3pm to 5pm with the BP Guild taking over with a bar, BBQ and live music from 6pm. https://www.henfield.gov.uk/coronation

The Community Fridge is proving to be extremely popular and a real support for our community. Not only is it saving food waste it's also benefitting residents during these tough times. If you are able to offer any help with the food collections on Mon and Thu afternoons or fridge cleaning (any day), then please contact Elaine Goodyear at henfield@faredivide.org.uk

Following the Annual Parish Meeting, some useful guidance on safety for young people has been provided by Sussex Police Safety advice for young people | Horsham District Council

Horsham District Council News

New grant funding available to small Horsham based businesses

Silvertip FilmsA new round of LEAP grant funding for Horsham District small businesses opens on Monday 3 April.

If you are hoping to set up a new business, if you want to grow your existing small business, or if you want to take on an apprentice, you can now apply for up to £2,000 to help you out.

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Funds available to boost volunteering as part of coronation celebrations

The Big Help OutAs part of a whole host of celebrations to mark the coronation of King Charles III, Horsham District Council are taking part in the national Big Help Out campaign.

The ‘Big Help Out’ aims to highlight all the great work that charities and community groups do and everybody is invited to take part. Charities can apply for funding to promote volunteering and residents are invited to try out new volunteering opportunities.


Creating a more biodiverse Horsham District

Meadow of wildflowersHorsham District Council are once again embracing a “no mow” principle in parts of selected parks and open spaces to help nature to flourish and improve biodiversity.

Instead of cutting the grass regularly, it is being left to grow throughout the summer. This will then be cut and collected in late August with the grass clippings being removed and composted.


Coming up: Council to consider Climate Change Action Strategy

Restored pond to improve biodiversityOn 23 March councillors will look to approve the Horsham District’s Draft Climate Change Action Strategy.

Once approved, the Strategy will be consulted upon and promoted district-wide, engaging local residents, community groups and businesses in order to help reduce carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.


West Sussex County Council News

A29 at Pulborough to partially re-open. West Sussex County Council will re-open the A29 at Church Hill, Pulborough, following prolonged closure due to landslips. The council will start work on opening one lane of the road to traffic, utilising concrete blocks to create a protected, single lane carriageway down the centre of the road. A contractor has been mobilised to start the work shortly with work taking approximately two weeks. A landslide occurred on 28 December 2022 at the narrowest part of the A29, where both sides are flanked by steep embankments, causing the road to be closed for safety reasons. The land either side of the carriageway, which is where engineering works must take place to allow the safe re-opening of the road to two-way traffic, is not adopted highway land but owned by private landowners. WSCC has been engaged in lengthy and detailed negotiations with the two landowners to try and reach a mutual agreement to carry out survey and other works on the land. Regrettably, these negotiations have not been successful and, following careful consideration, WSCC has issued a notice pursuant to Section 151 of the Highways Act 1980 to the landowners, requiring them to remove the debris that has fallen from their property, and which is blocking the road and to carry out works required on their land to prevent a future reoccurrence of the slippage.
WSCC changing

WSCC are changing the way road and pavement issues are reported. 'Love West Sussex' will be switched off (decommissioned) on Friday 28 April 2023 and has been replaced with

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Solar Together Sussex is a group buying scheme that enables you to install high-quality, roof mounted solar panels at a competitive price. You can also choose to fit a domestic battery system to store surplus electricity generated by the solar panels and use it when it’s needed. Electric vehicle chargers are also available.
Since 2019, the scheme has fitted 1,700 solar photo-voltaic (PV) and battery systems. That’s more than 20,000 solar PV panels and 1,200 batteries and a combined generation capacity equivalent to our 7.4MW solar farm at Westhampnett, near Chichester. By installing your own system and generating electricity from the sun, you could reduce your carbon emissions by around one tonne each year and help West Sussex to become carbon neutral. It’s free to register for the scheme and there’s no obligation to go ahead once you receive your personal recommendation. WSCC run Solar Together Sussex in conjunction with iChoosr, who work with skilled and accredited installers that offer customers a competitive price by taking advantage of economies of scale. The summer 2023 round of Solar Together Sussex is now open for new customer registrations from residents, community groups and small businesses. You can find out more and register here at the Group-buying for solar | Sussex (solartogether.co.uk)

West Sussex County Council is asking for views about the Post-16 Transport Policy Statement. The consultation aims to make sure the information in the Policy Statement is up to date and complete. The Policy Statement sets out the help that is available through the council, schools, colleges and transport operators for young people of sixth-form age and those who are 19+ with an Education Health and Care Plan to get to school or college. A consultation is now open and available and runs until Sunday 16 April 2023. All responses will be considered before the council’s Post-16 Transport Policy statement is published at the end of May. Post-16 Transport Policy Statement 2023 | Your Voice West Sussex

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