Henfield News

The next phase of the new electric vehicle charge point network in West Sussex will commence in the next few months. This will involve installing two double socketed charge points, allowing four vehicles to charge. These will be installed in the library car park and Coopers Way car park in Henfield. Four bays in this car park will, therefore, be for electric vehicle cars. The drivers will still pay for parking, as well as paying to charge their vehicles.

The installation of charge points will continue over the next 6/7 years, in more Council car parks and suitable on-street locations. The locations for future installations have not been identified yet.

These charge points are primarily for residents without access to off street parking where they can charge their vehicles, which is barrier to the take up of electric vehicles. However, other visitors to Henfield will be able to use the charge points.

The points are being installed at no cost to the District Council, and will be operated by Connected Kerb. More information can be found here www.connectedkerb.com/west-sussex-chargepoint-network.

Henfield High Street is due to be resurfaced from the 17th to 21st of October. The work will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions signed and access maintained for residents. There may be some disruption to bus services. Please follow our Facebook page for updates and more information

Horsham District Council News

Look out for new LEAP grant funding for small businesses

Massimo the Italian Coffee GuyHorsham District Council is launching a new round of Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Platform (LEAP) small business grant funding on Monday 3 October. Grants of up to £2,000 will be available for start-ups and small businesses based in Horsham District.

This tranche of funding is an “express” round and funds will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Successful applicants will be given a 3-month window to complete their projects, so this round would suit businesses looking to quickly adapt to change in these challenging times.

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Calling all local employers! Book a stand for Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fair 2022

Jobs and Skills fairIf you are an employer currently looking for staff, or expecting to be recruiting in the coming months, make sure you book a stand at the Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fair on Saturday 5 November 2022, 10am-2pm at Horsham’s Drill Hall.

The event is always popular with local job-seekers, who come along to meet local employers with vacancies and find out about training opportunities.

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West Sussex County Council News

West Suss BusHelp us improve services

WSCC are working with local bus companies to help improve services and await confirmation of funds to deliver the ambitions set out in their Bus Services Improvement Plan.

If you have any ideas about how to improve bus services in your local area, or would like to feedback anything about your service, please join the conversation on WestSussBus Forum.

Residents can also receive regular updates by email on all things buses by signing up to our #WestSussBus eNewsletter.

All West Sussex Recycling Centres will be able to accept walking aids until the end of Recycle Week, which will now take place from 17 to 23 October.

Walking aids such as crutches, walking sticks and frames can be returned for reuse or recycling to help others.

Items will be checked and cleaned, ready to be used again by others in the future. Any items which cannot be used again will be recycled. Walking aids can be left with staff at the Recycling Centre gate or deposited in the dedicated bin on site. If you are entering a site and bringing other waste with you, please note you may need to pre-book a slot, if required.

To return items at all other times, telephone NRS on 0345 1272931 or email enquiries@westsussex.nrs-uk.net

Are you eligible for Warmer Homes funding?

Find out if you are eligible for funding to make your home more energy efficient.

The government-funded Warmer Homes programme offers energy efficiency measures such as insulation, solar panels and air source heat pumps to eligible households on a first come, first served basis.

The funding is available subject to eligibility, technical feasibility and your home’s energy efficiency rating.

Check if you can get funding

Meals on Wheels customers to receive extra support.

Elderly and vulnerable people across the county will continue to receive more than just a meal after West Sussex County Council agreed an innovative new partnership that is set to commence in October this year.

Meals on wheels customers will still get their meals made and supplied by apetito, which will now be delivered by Health and Independent Living Support (HILS) West Sussex, for at least the next five years.

HILS drivers and customer support teams will continue to offer important welfare checks while delivering meals, to ensure customers are well, healthy and safe. They also provide company to those who might not otherwise have any visitors and become isolated.


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