Henfield News

Henfield Parish Council hosted a very successful Scooter Jam on Saturday the 11th May at Henfield Skate Park on the Kings Field. Many thanks to pro riders Terry Price and David Shaw, pictures will follow! Thanks also to Stokes of Henfield for sponsoring the event. 

Councillor Elaine Goodyear was re elected Chairman at the AGM of the Parish Council on Tuesday the 7th of May. The Parish Council released a donation of £20,000 to the Henfield Scout Community Centre and have renegotiated and signed a new lease with Henfield Football Club. 

Sustainable Henfield 2030 are holding a Net Zero event on 15th May at the Henfield Hall and have recently hosted their most successful Repair Cafe to date.

Horsham District Council News

EV test drive vehicles announced for Horsham's first electric vehicle event

Discover ElectricPorsche, Tesla, BMW, Mercedes and Audi are just some of the big brands confirmed to be at Horsham’s first electric car event.

The event, Discover Electric, is a free to attend event and is being hosted by Horsham District Council.

It is open to everyone with an interest in switching to electric vehicles (EVs) and more sustainable transport to help reduce carbon emissions on our roads.

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More local residents can now access free home energy saving measures

Warmer homes heatingMore residents in the Horsham District can now benefit from warmer homes that are cheaper to run following a change to eligibility rules for the Government's Home Upgrade Grant.

The maximum household income threshold for the grant has risen to £36,000, increasing the eligible pool of local households who can access free energy saving upgrades by nearly 20%.

The funding is accessible through the Warmer Homes Programme, which is open to new applications. If your household annual income is £36,000 or less and you don't use a gas boiler as your main heating system, you can apply to receive free energy-saving upgrades for your home. These include insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels and more, up to the value of £38,000.

You can contact the Warmer Homes team by calling 0800 038 5737 or email retrofit@warmerhomes.org.uk

Find out if you're eligible

Other West Sussex energy saving ideas and grants      

West Sussex County Council News

WS33193(B) Recycling and reusing walking aids campaign A2 Bin Sticker_v2-1

West Sussex residents can give a new lease of life to care equipment that is no longer needed by taking unused items to any of the council’s Recycling Centres.

Drop-off points have been introduced at all sites across the county in a joint initiative between West Sussex County Council’s Community Equipment Service, West Sussex Recycles and Millbrook Healthcare.

Items that can be refurbished and reused will boost availability and help people who are recovering or who need extra help to stay living independently in their own homes.

Launch of 'cutting edge' project

A new cut and collect mower, purchased with Greenprint project funding

WSCC are bringing an innovative Greenprint project to highway verges in Aldwick, Bersted, Horsham and Pagham this growing season, to explore the benefits of managing them in a different way.

Instead of leaving grass cuttings on the ground, they are collecting them and investigating recycling them into something useful, such as biofuels and road surfacing materials.

Collecting the grass cuttings should also slow down grass growth and encourage a wider variety of plant life and pollinators, boosting local biodiversity.

The project has been funded by the Department for Transport through the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport’s (ADEPT’s) Live Labs 2 innovation programme.

ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads in the UK is a three-year, UK-wide £30 million programme funded by the Department for Transport that aims to decarbonise the local highway network.

Find out more on the link below or watch our short video on Greenprint.

A greener way for grass cuttings

Pothole Update

Jet Patch repair in The Boulevard Northbound in Worthing

Between October 2023 and February 2024, we had more rain in 5 months that we would normally have in a whole year. March didn’t show much improvement, and in fact in some West Sussex areas, we saw 3 times the rain we normally expect. In these conditions potholes can form as water seeps under the road surface and saturating the substrate which leads to a hydraulic effect as vehicles pass over.

As a result, WSCC are receiving very high numbers of customer reports. Teams are working over-time and contractor’s gangs are working twilight shifts and Saturdays to manage the increased number of safety repairs. In addition, they have ‘find and fix’ gangs who are predominately operating in urban areas and, when weather permits, continue to run a Jet Patcher in more rural areas.

We continue to focus on quality ‘Sides Sawn and Sealed’ repairs. Although these repairs take longer, they should last longer. Inevitably, with the amount of water we have on the network some repairs may fail. In terms of drainage, in the normal cleansing programme WSCC have cleansed 90,000 gullies this year. In addition, they have 4 gully suckers operating across the network carrying reactive work to alleviate flooding issues. They have tackled over 600 jobs on the highest priority sites.

If you spot a pothole that is an immediate risk to public safety, phone 01243 642105. You can report an emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For all other reports, visit our website.


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