Henfield News

A Memorial Service will take place for Malcolm Eastwood on the 16th February at 2pm at St Peters Church, Henfield. 

2024 is the Henfield Year of Biodiversity, which ties in with the 25th anniversary of both Henfield Birdwatch and Garden and Arts. There are a number of events already planned which are detailed in a calendar on the Parish Council website. There is also a plant of the month; January is Winter Heliotrope.

 winter heliotrope

The Plans Advisory Committee will be holding a public consulation at the Henfield Hall on the 1st of February to discuss the Horsham Local Plan. Please watch the website or social media for more information. 

Henfield Parish Council have approved their budget and precept for 2024/25. This budget represents an increase of 14.4% on last year which equates to £16.50 per annum or £1.38 per month per band D property in Henfield. This increase reflects the increasing cost of living impacting runninbg costs, the anticipated five-year rent review for the Parish Office and Museum and the fact that provisions will be taken from the precept this year, rather than from reserves as was the case last year.

Horsham District Council News

District councillors have now approved the regulation 19 document of the Local Plan at the Horsham District Council meeting on 11 December 2023. This Local Plan will be for the period 2023 to 2040. The consultation period is from the 19th January to the 1st of March and comments can be submitted directly to Horsham District Council on whether the plan meets the national planning requirements and whether it is legally compliant. Documents relating to the Horsham Local Plan can be viewed here.

Have you tried the new mobile app?

Whether you need to check your next recycling and waste collection day, find out if an item can be recycled or not, receive personalised notifications letting you know when to put your bin out and see if your waste collection has been delayed, all this is available via the new Horsham Dsitrict Council app.

Use the app whilst on the move to report missed bins or overflowing public bins, check the latest news sent straight to your phone, and look up the location of your nearest recycling centre, library, park or leisure centre. You can even check the hygiene rating of your local restaurant and café.

To find out more and download the free app to your phone, visit:

Cloud 9 app

West Sussex County Council News

Keep safe this winter

As we head into winter, check out WSCC's essential advice for staying safe in colder conditions.

From tips on mental health to finances and more, stay informed and share the link with others.

Please keep an eye out for vulnerable people who may require extra support during cold weather.

Your Physical Health

West Sussex Wellbeing is a great place to start for making positive changes. It has plenty of information and advice for anyone over 18 who lives and/or works in West Sussex about local support on a range of issues to help keep you healthy and well.

Getting a check-up

Book your free NHS Health Check available to people aged 40 to 74.

If you’re not eligible, request a Wellbeing MOT from your local Wellbeing hub.

Cutting back and quitting

Take the free DrinkCoach test to see how drinking affects your health and get personalised advice about alcohol support in West Sussex.

Book an appointment with your local Alcohol Wellbeing Advisor and find more tips and support.

Stop smoking for good with local support including from trained advisors.

Losing weight and getting active

Our online weight management support is free and can help you lose weight.

Resolve to get more active to improve mental wellbeing, keep a healthy weight, and reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.

West Sussex Connect To Support is a great place to find local information about staying safe and connected with your community, living independently, and living with a health condition or disability.

Boost your immunity this winter by booking your Covid-19 and flu vaccinations.

Take a free 3-minute hearing test from the RNID. Together with wearing hearing aids, it's one of the best ways to help reduce the risk of dementia.

Help prevent nasty falls by following these simple steps to stay steady.

Running for a healthy new year

Help with emotional wellbeing and mental health

Life can be tough, and we all have our ups and downs, but sometimes we might need extra support. It could be you or someone you know is struggling with loneliness, bereavement, or a relationship breakdown, addiction, debts or suicidal thoughts.

Help is at hand and there are people who care and who will listen.

Your Mental Health West Sussex and West Sussex Wellbeing have useful online resources and contact details of people you can speak with.

Domestic abuse can happen in any relationship. It can involve a single incident or a pattern of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading or violent behaviour. If you are concerned about your own, or someone else’s situation, our domestic abuse advice page has more information and links to support services.

Every Mind Matters has tips for improving your mood, sleep and dealing with stress.

Our cost-of-living advice pages include information on practical and financial help available to help you and your family manage the pressures.




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