The Parish Council has completed a five year review of the parish Action Plan. It can be found under the community Information pages of the Parish Council section of the website by clicking here
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) plan and buy healthcare services for the local population in your area.
They would like to find out more about your views on extending access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends. There is more information below but please click on the link to give your feedback by 15th September 2017:
National funding is available from 2018 to improve access to GP services. This includes ensuring that everyone has more convenient access to GP services, including a mixture of same day and routine appointments on weekday evenings after 6.30pm, and at weekends based on local needs. This piece of work is known as ‘delivering extended access to GP services’.
As local CCGs we are currently considering how best to deliver extended access in your area so that it meets the needs of our population, is realistically deliverable within the budget we have been allocated to provide this additional service.
There is a national and local shortage of GPs and other clinicians who work in general practice. This means that extended access services could be provided at a venue other than your own surgery and that you may not see your own GP or even a GP from your usual practice. Should that GP need to access your medical records, your consent will be sought when you book the appointment.
The CCGs would like to find out more about your views on extending access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends.
By completing the survey you have the opportunity to tell us:
- How likely you are to use GP appointments in the evenings and weekends.
- The kind of services you might want to use in the evenings and at weekends.
- Whether you would consider alternatives to face to face consultations.
Wellbeing Officer Performance and Partnerships
You may have seen #HelpMyNHS Campaign in your local press and social media recently. This opens a public conversation about the challenges facing the NHS, continuing on from the 5 Communities campaign which ran throughout 2014-15. While more people than ever before are calling on its services, our NHS is facing the biggest financial challenge it has known. Our health and care services are under pressure and need to change and adapt in response to the continuously increasing demand.
#HelpMyNHS is a campaign which looks at how we all use local health and social care – from GP and primary care services, hospitals, social care, community and mental health services. We will also celebrate the tireless work of thousands of NHS and social care staff who are working around the clock to treat record numbers of patients.
I will #HelpMyNHS. We’re asking everyone in our 5 Communities to do something small to #HelpMyNHS. By adding your name to our pledge wall, you’ll be demonstrating your commitment and support for our local NHS. Please click on the link below and find out more about the campaign and how you can make a pledge
West Sussex County Council is proposing to make changes to the way it delivers adult social care. As part of the process the Council has issued a survey to gain people’s views on its proposals.
The survey is running until 11 August and is intended for people who use social care services, their families and carers, voluntary and community organisations and all local people who have an interest in adult social care. The survey can be accessed at the following link:
The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.
The views they gather will be included as part of the decision report which will be considered by the Leader of the County Council when she takes a decision about how adult social care will be delivered in the future.
Bolney Chapel Road, Twineham, between Hillmans Farm to approx. 83m south of Michaelmas Barn will temporarily be closed from 08:00hrs on Monday 17th July 2017.
This closure is necessary to allow underground electrical works to be carried out safely.
It is anticipated the works will be completed by Friday 21st July 2017.
Emergency, Pedestrian and Residential Vehicular access will be maintained at all times. Access to properties within the closure will be managed by the works gang on site.
The alternative route for traffic will be signed on site via A272 Cowfold Road, A23, Hickstead Lane, Bolney Chapel Road and vice versa.
Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact the West Sussex Contact Centre on 01243 642105.
Any queries about the nature of the works please contact Herts Traffic Management Ltd (on behalf of UK Power Networks) on 0800 083 5234.
West Sussex County Council will shortly make a temporary Traffic Regulation Order that will:
a) Temporarily close Buncton Lane in Bolney from its junction with Broxmead Lane southwards for a distance of 170 metres; and
b) Temporarily close Broxmead Lane in Bolney from its junction with Buncton Lane, westwards for a distance of 365 metres.
These road closures will not be enacted at the same time and are needed to allow new telephone cable ducting to be installed beneath the carriageway. The order is expected to come into effect on 29 May 2017 and remain in force until 12 June 2017. While the Order is in effect alternate routes for traffic will be signed on site and access to affected properties will be maintained at all times.
The County Council has recently decided to suspend charges for DIY materials at Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) as of Tuesday 11th April.
Please view the link here to see further details about local sites including opening times.
Statement from Nathan Elvery, Chief Executive at West Sussex County Council:
“Following the recent statement made by the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, that it is the Government’s intention to review its guidance with regard to the charges that can be made at local civic amenity sites and the specific reference to the disposal of DIY materials generated by householders.
“In order to avoid any potential confusion for our residents in West Sussex we have decided to suspend all charges for these type of materials with immediate effect until the review by the Government has been concluded.
“From today therefore householders visiting any West Sussex amenity site will no longer be charged for the deposit of material which results from the sort of work householders would normally carry out on their homes – what most people would refer to as DIY waste.
“Once the Government’s review has been concluded the County Council will look at the matter again.”
Charges for tyres at Household Waste Recycling Sites remain in place.
West Sussex County Council is pleased to offer its large dog walking population a unique opportunity to come along and discover more about the County from a dog walker’s perspective. The sessions will bring together a host of partners who will present on a range of topics including;
Sussex Police – Dog Walking and the Law; this is in response to the increase in livestock worrying and myth-busting around the law.
RSPB – Protecting our environment
South Downs National Park – Take the Lead campaign
Community Safety – Being vigilant;
There are two events taking place on Tuesday 16th May 6pm – 8pm and Saturday 20th May 10am – 12 noon. Both events are being held in the Main Conference Room at Brinsbury College, Pulborough with refreshments being served on arrival. The events are free to attend.
Spaces are limited so we are encouraging people to book directly via the following Eventbrite links:
However, if you are experiencing problems with the links, would like further information or would like to be involved please do not hesitate to contact us directly at CommunitySafety.Wellbeing@westsussex.gov.uk
Please read the latest newsletter here from Sussex Police on tips to help protect yourself from fraudsters attempting to defraud Sussex residents.
Mid Sussex Wellbeing has put together an online edition of their Community Connections Directory of Services for older people (50+) in Mid Sussex. It has been developed in partnership with organisations working with, and for, older people in Mid Sussex.
Here is a link to the new website;