It is hoped that Bolney residents may be able to benefit from Project 3: Market and community partnerships, as rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can use vouchers up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections. This would have to be done as part of a community project and is subject to the eligibility rules. It is something the parish council will be looking into further.
A large (60 vehicles) unauthorised encampment of travellers is due to be served notice to leave a housing estate in Forge Wood this evening. Bailiffs will serve notice to evict by 8pm today, and if they do not leave it will be enforced tomorrow morning.
This large eviction is from a new and modern housing estate with security which did not prevent vehicles and caravans ending up on pathways and public gardens.
The group may splinter but state they intend to remain in the local area, this may mean the northern edges of Mid Sussex or even further south.
The Annual General Meeting of the Bolney Local History Society will take place on Friday 27th September at 7.30pm in the Rawson Hall. Following the formal part of the Meeting, Dr. Janet Pennington will give a talk entitled “Cakes and Ale – original full English”.
As well as the usual AGM refreshments, we will also have cake and ale on offer!
It should be an interesting evening – come along and join us!
BOLNEY MARKET This Saturday from 10 – noon at the Rawson hall. Come and see what Bolney Community has been making.
Stalls to include… Handmade Cards, Watercolour Paintings, Wood Turning, Cakes, Chunky Knitwear, Hand made Bags, Bunting, Home Produce and much more. Plus free coffee and biscuits! See you there!
Have your say on matters that affect you and your local community by visiting the Have Your say Consultation Hub. From major road schemes and Joint Area Action Plans, to premises licence applications and safeguarding in our schools; West Sussex County Council want to hear your views to help shape future policy and decisions.
Current consultations are:
Go to the Have Your Say Consultation Hub for details of all of the current consultations.
A-one+, on behalf of Highways England will be carrying out works to replace like for like the existing anti-glare, close boarded fencing on the northbound carriageway of the A23.
In order to carry out these works as efficiently and as safely as possible, work will be carried out from adjacent land on London Road running parallel to the A23. The works will be carried out from Monday 16 September 2019 to Friday 4 October 2019 during the day between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm and will be managed by traffic lights. No weekend working.
If you have any questions or if you’d like to know about the work taking place, please do not hesitate to contact them.
Last year WSCC conducted a survey asking residents, businesses and commuters what would help them make the switch to electric vehicles.
It showed lack of public charging points as a significant factor discouraging in residents not making the switch.
We’ve now produced a draft Electric Vehicle strategy taking into account those results and are consulting to seek additional views before it’s formally adopted.
The consultation is open from Tuesday 27 August – Tuesday 1 October and anyone can take part by visiting the Have Your Say consultation hub.
Simon Hughes, Head of Digital and Customer Services at MSDC is taking the lead in a scheme for a £19 million investment in gigabyte technology and will be coming to the parish council meeting in September to give the parish more information about proposals for broadband in the Mid Sussex area.
Parish council meetings are open to the public and if you are interested in this topic please do come along on Tuesday 17th September at 8pm to the Rawson Hall.
The County Council is currently undertaking a review of the annual West Sussex Care Guide. This is to ensure that we provide residents and our stakeholders with high quality information that reflects our vision that adults in West Sussex who have care and support needs live healthy and independent lives for as long as possible.
The Care Guide provides comprehensive information about support services in the county, to help people make informed choices about their care. It includes listings of domiciliary care (care at home) services, information on day care and community care services, extra-care housing schemes and support for carers. It also includes listings of care homes in West Sussex.
We want to ensure that the Care Guide provides people with useful, easily accessible information and advice. To help us do this we would welcome the views of our partners, providers, other stakeholders and local residents, on the current format and content.
We would appreciate it if you would take some time to complete the survey, which is accessible via the following link:
It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.