Further information has now been received regarding the new Sainsbury's store replacing Budgens. Find out more here.
Reduction of the speed limit to 40mph on Barrow Hill is now out for consultation. To find out more and make a comment please click here.
Attendees have now been confirmed for Henfields Annual Parish Meeting on the 7th of March at 7pm in the Henfield Hall. There will be presentations from Chief Constable Jo Shiner, Community Transport Sussex and from the Chairman of the newly formed Children and Young People Committee. All are welcome to attend and the meeting will be live streamed on Facebook. There will also be a representative from Sainsbury's.
Horsham District Council News
We've teamed up with Podback to launch a coffee pod collection service in Horsham District.
The new coffee pod recycling service will help support the Council’s aims to reduce waste, increase recycling and achieve carbon savings to help tackle climate change.
It is the latest in a series of innovative recycling initiatives from the Council, including the kerbside weekly collection of batteries and bookable collection of textiles and small electrical items as well as a recent food waste collection trial.
New Leader announced for Horsham District Council
At an Extraordinary Council meeting of Horsham District Council on 2 February 2023 Cllr Claire Vickers was appointed the new Leader of the Council.
Cllr Vickers has subsequently made a series of Cabinet Member appointments.
West Sussex County Council News
WSCC Budget Proposal.
West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet have publicised their proposed budget for 2023/24 that delivers for those in need whilst continuing to invest in priority areas. Next year (2023/24) the County Council is planning to spend a total of £1.86 billion to deliver day-to-day services to a growing population of 882,676 residents and 37,400 businesses across the county. Pressure and additional expense is being felt particularly in adults’ and children’s services, where the County Council is supporting people who have an increasing complexity of need. Next year’s budget will include:
Final decisions on the budget and any increase in council tax will be made at a meeting of Full Council on Friday 17 February at 10.30am at County Hall, Chichester. Find out more about the budget setting process and the council’s priorities at www.westsussex.gov.uk/budget Anyone who wishes to make a comment on the budget can email firstname.lastname@example.org Anyone struggling to pay their council tax is advised to contact their local district or borough council to see if they are eligible for a discount or exemption.
Highways demand and extension of response time.
Independent Visitor Scheme.
To apply to the Independent Visitor Scheme, you must be at least 21 years of age. In order to be truly independent, you or your partner cannot work in children's social care in West Sussex and cannot be elected members. Applicants need to be able to commit to being an independent visitor for at least two years. Children in care need that sort of continuity and ideally the relationship becomes a genuine friendship that will continue informally after the young person leaves care at the age of 18. For more information please see here : Independent Visitor Scheme - West Sussex County Council
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