Henfield News

Work has begun by an Ecologist for a Management Plan for Henfield Common

Jubilee Celebrations were attended by over 3000 people in the village, many thanks to all those who volunteered. BN5 maagzine and Henfield Museum are working together on a repository for photographs.

Henfield Parish Council has approved a new Children and Young People Committee, watch this space!

Henfield Haven have won the 'Dream Team' award from the Horsham District Volunteer Awards.

Volunteer Award Winners in Group Photo in Horsham Town Centre

Horsham District Council News

A couple with a wallet and a utility billHundreds of the Horsham District’s most vulnerable residents are set to receive extra financial support from Horsham District Council, funded primarily by this year’s Council Tax revenue.

At a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on 9 June, the Cabinet will look to recommend that funds from the 2021/22 General Fund reserve be transferred and used to support residents on low incomes or those who are vulnerable, as well as supporting initiatives for young people.

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Cllr Toni Bradnum delivers Hot Bin to St Mark's Church HolbrookHorsham District Council have expanded the Hot Bin food recycling trial to more local participants in order to learn more about food waste recycling and how the bin functions with a wider variety of family units.

The trial participants include 14 further Recycling Champion families and community groups such as St Mark's Church Holbrook (pictured).

The initial Hot Bin trial launched back in summer 2020 and ran for six months with a smaller group of families. They shared with us how using the special bin helped them to reduce their food waste as well as producing valuable home composting.

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Kate RowbottomCllr Kate Rowbottom has been elected Chairman of Horsham District Council for the civic year 2022 to 2023. Cllr Ian Stannard was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Council.

Cllr Rowbottom said: "I am honoured to be voted in as Chairman of Horsham District Council for a second time."

West Sussex County Council News

Digital Ambassadors.

If you would like advice and support about how to be safe online and are interested in learning more about digital safety and current online scams, the Get Safe Online West Sussex Digital Ambassadors can help.

Digital Ambassadors offer a range of ways to support digital safety needs:

  • 1:2:1 bookable session at your local library
  • Drop in events at your local library
  • Presentations and informal chats at community groups
  • Community events

If you would like some free digital safety support from a friendly and patient volunteer, please phone 0330 222 3185 or email: DigitalAmbassadors@westsussex.gov.uk

Making caring visible, valued and supported.

Unpaid friend and family carers across West Sussex could be missing out on benefits and funding that can help them and their dependants.

West Sussex County Council, the NHS and Carers Support West Sussex are supporting Carers Week, which runs from 6 to 12 June.

If you or someone you know is a carer aged 18 or older, you can find out more and register with Carers Support West Sussex by visiting www.carerssupport.org.uk, emailing info@carerssupport.org.uk or by calling 0300 028 8888.

WSFRS Chief Fire officer to lead on International program.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s (WSFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, has been appointed as the National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) International Lead.
The role with the NFCC, the representative body of chief fire officers of UK fire and rescue services, will be carried out alongside Sabrina’s position of Chief Fire Officer in West Sussex.
The appointment will see her work with fire services across the world to share best practice and improve firefighter safety to ensure fire services benefit from shared knowledge and the latest developments within the fire service sector.

West Sussex Chargepoint Network.

Following on from the award of the EV Chargepoint Contract to Connected Kerb in November 2021, over 35 chargepoints are now operational as part of the West Sussex Chargepoint network. To find out all the details and how you can get involved please see here:


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