Henfield held a very successful and well attended Annual Parish Meeting on the 7th of March. Guest speakers included Chief Constable Jo Shiner talking about road policing, members of the Children and Young People Committee discussing Henfield's year of Young People and Community Transport Sussex, who are launching an electric car club in Henfield.
Full Council welcomed a represnetative from Sainsbury's to their March meeting where we were given an update on the construction and plans. Click and Collect slots are already available in Henfield and opening of the new store is planned for the 31st May.
Please put the 7th of May in your diary's, come and celebrate the Coronation with us at the Family Fun Day on the Rothery Field from 3pm. There will be plenty of free activities for children in the afternoon followed by a BBQ, bar and live music courtesy of the BP Guild. We may even light the Beacon!
Henfield Parish Council has launched hub@thehighstreet at Goodness, an after school drop in for secondary aged children on a Wednesday afternoon. We are also launching hub@theclub for 16-19 years olds on the 31st March at Henfield Club. Free first soft drink and pizza from 6pm. Keep an eye on social media for more information.
Horsham District Council News
Horsham District Council has waived its usual licence fees for street parties for His Majesty The King’s Coronation in May and communities are encouraged to apply soon as the deadline for applications is Friday 24 March.
The Council is also offering each Parish and Neighbourhood Council grants of up to £200 towards the cost of their Coronation celebration.
At a Horsham District Council meeting of full Council on 22 February a recommendation was agreed to establish a new Additional Community Safety Fund of some £150,000 to help tackle anti-social behaviour across Horsham District.
It was also agreed to allocate a further £150,000 to help residents on low incomes with cost-of-living challenges.
We're supporting Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean again this year, from 17 March to 2 April, and calling on #LitterHeroes across the District to help improve the environment on their doorstep through our Adopt-a-Street initiative.
Adopt-a-Street volunteers are provided with all the equipment, safety gear and advice needed to get started to help them show some love for those special places in their neighbourhoods.
West Sussex County Council News
The exceptional weather referenced in the above article has caused a significant spike in customer enquiries across the South East. In January, West Sussex Highways received three times the amount of enquiries we would normally receive at this time of year. Our staff and contractors are prioritising and progressing safety work first.
We have been really pleased to observe how many customers have instantly adopted and changed to reporting road and pavement issues using the new online eforms. We are now reviewing and evaluating feedback received which will help inform and guide future improvements.
The transition period is coming to an end and Highways will stop accepting reports on 28 April 2023 from ‘Love West Sussex’ (also known as Love Clean Streets). If you have previously bookmarked or saved the Love West Sussex web URL or app to your device then we strongly encourage you to delete and save Report a problem with a road or pavement
The rationale for making this change is to improve our journey for customers. For many years, we have been using 'Love West Sussex' which is essentially a national tool for reporting Environmental Issues called Love Clean Streets.
We want to make further enhancements to improve functionality for customers and officers but we cannot do this using the 'Love West Sussex' tool. Our new tool includes an enhanced map and improved functionality to enable regular, detailed status updates to the customer; however, this is very much the first step in an improvement journey and we are taking on board feedback to help us shape future changes.
If you have any comments you would like to feedback to the team then please email Active Communities email@example.com so we can consider as part of our improvement journey.
The £2 bus fare cap has been extended for a further 3 months till the end of June.
A single bus journey will cost no more than £2 on most routes under the Department for Transports Help for Households funded Bus Fare Cap.
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