Henfield News

Work continues to increase the planting areas in the High Street in Cooper Way and Bishops Close with year round perennials and bee friendly plants

Improvements will be made to the planting outside SETyres and additional planters will be placed in the High Street

This is a joint project with Henfield Community Partnership and Sustainable Henfield 2030

Jubilee Celebrations in Henfield

2 June – Children’s Fun Day 11am to 3pm on the Kings Field

3 June – Concert “70 years of Platinum Hits” with the Brighton Beach Boys at Henfield Hall

5 June - Big Family Picnic & fancy Dress Contest- 12 midday to 6pm on the Memorial Field

Full programme here https://www.henfield.gov.uk/jubilee

Ukraine Refugee Crisis

The Parish Council are working with St Peters Church, representatives from Henfield Community Partnership, the Medical Centre, Youth Club and BN5 Magazine to consider what type of support might be needed.

We are currently aware of four families who are on their way and there are likely to be more.

Consideration is being given to reopening the Henfield Helpline and there was a good response to our request on social media for Ukrainian speakers to assist with translations.

A brand new website will shortly be launched containing lots of useful information and we are are also liaising with administrators of a Facebook group which has in excess of forty members who have registered to host families.

West Sussex County Council News

Bus Services

WSCC need your views and ideas about bus services in West Sussex, to help them understand where the service is running well and where improvements are needed.

Here are some ways to take part:

  • Submit a regular passenger journal.
  • Tell them the things that you need for a better bus experience.
  • Think of an idea to improve local buses: all ideas are good ideas.
  • Sign up to the #WestSussBus e-newsletter

See https://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/westsussbus for more details

£32m investment in highways and transport.

A £32million programme of investment in highways and transport has been agreed by West Sussex County Council including an unprecedented level of investment in road and footway repairs.

Also agreed in the council’s capital budget was a further £21million funding, over the next five years, for priority areas such as:

  • Carriageway improvements and repairs
  • Footway/pavement improvements
  • Road safety improvements
  • Schemes to tackle flood issues, including those caused by extreme weather events

Support for Young Carers

An exciting new partnership is providing young carers and young adult carers in West Sussex with some much-needed fun and a break from caring.

West Sussex County Council’s Young Carers (Family) Team and charity Carers Support West Sussex have teamed up with Sussex Clubs for Young People to offer young carers a host of new face-to-face groups and activities.

Composting for Less

WSCC have teamed up with Get Composting to help you buy a home composter at a reduced price.

Spring is a great time to start composting in your garden, and it’s also a great way to minimise waste produced by your household.

Buy a subsidised compost bin

Horsham District Council News

The Big Conversation

You are invited to take part in a series of public meetings to be held in Horsham, Pulborough and Ashington next month as part of ‘The Big Conversation.’

The meetings will be hosted by Cllr Jonathan Chowen the Leader of Horsham District Council, some of his Cabinet and the Chief Executive, helping to ensure that community views are taken into account about some of the key issues which we are facing as a District.

The topics of conversation will include:

  • the Climate and Environment
  • the Local Plan and Water Neutrality
  • preparations to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Due to limited capacity at each venue, please register in advance if you wish to attend or to ask a question. Registration closes on Wednesday 20 April. Find out more

Wardens with their new hybrid vehiclesClimate and Environment

Neighbourhood Wardens have moved from petrol to hybrid vehicles in line with a drive for cleaner, more energy-efficient cars building on our commitment to protecting the local environment.

The six new hybrid cars will combine a small combustion engine with an electric motor, the main advantages being that the vehicles consume less fuel and emit less CO2 than a comparable conventional petrol or diesel-engine vehicle.

At a meeting of Horsham District Council Cabinet on 24 March, Cabinet Members were asked to approve its new Carbon Reduction Action Plan for 2022 to 2025 which represents a major milestone in the Council becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

This new updated plan with its three-year timeframe could see the Council’s direct emissions fall by approximately 60% by 2024/25 from the 2019/20 baseline.

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