Be Winter Ready
The Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) have just launched their Be Winter Ready campaign. The ENA represents the companies operating the wires and pipes of the energy system in the UK and Ireland.
Last year’s storm season proved to be one of the most disruptive on record and this winter may also be challenging with possible disruption from stormy weather and potential supply issues. the ENA want to make sure that their customers are as prepared as possible for what to do in a power cut or if you smell gas. Their key message for this year is:
- Prepare: Make a plan and know what to do if you have a power cut or smell gas
- Care: Check in with people who might need extra help
- Share: Share this information so friends and family can make a plan too
West Sussex County Council- West Sussex County Council is the authority that governs the non-metropolitan county of West Sussex. The county also contains seven district and borough councils, and 159 town, parish and neighbourhood councils. The county council has 70 elected councillors. For more information visit https://www.mimsdavies.org.uk/news/welcome-warm-spaces-mid-sussex
Welcome to Warm Spaces
Across Mid Sussex Warm Spaces initiatives are being set up, with organisations offering different formats, but they all have the same goal, to be a place to go for company and warmth.
We have been advised of the following Warm Spaces so far in Mid Sussex. If you know of any other locations in Mid Sussex do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information visit https://www.mimsdavies.org.uk/news/welcome-warm-spaces-mid-sussex
Contact details- West Sussex County Council. Below, are some of the areas/departments they cover.
Mid Sussex District Council- The Mid Sussex District Council is a council that represents Mid Sussex which is a local government district in West Sussex. It includes the towns of East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill.
Contact details- Mid Sussex District Council. Below, are some of the areas/departments they cover.
Councils within the Mid Sussex constituency-
There are 24 Parish and Town Councils within Mid Sussex District, those within the Mid Sussex Constituency are listed below. They deliver local services which may include, allotments, cemeteries, off-street parking, parish lighting, parks, recreation grounds and open spaces. Close working between local authorities is important for a joined up provision for the local community.
The 3 Town councils within the Mid Sussex Constituency are-
The Parish councils within the Mid Sussex Constituency are-
- Ansty and Staplefield Parish council
- Ashurst Wood Village Council
- Bolney Parish Council
- Cuckfield Parish Council
- East Grinstead Town council
- Horsted Keynes Parish council
- Lindfield Parish Council
- Twineham Parish council
- West Hoathly Parish Council
Hospitals within Mid Sussex-
- Princess Royal Hospital- Lewis Road, Hayward’s Heath, RH16 4EX, Tel: 01444 441881
- Queen Victoria Hospital- Holtye Rd, East Grinstead, RH19 3DZ, Tel: 01342 414000
Sussex Police (find my nearest station)-
- Burgess Hill Police Station, The Brow, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9BU
- Hayward’s Heath Police Station, Bolnore Road, Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4BA
Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB)-
- Citizen’s Advice Hayward’s Heath- Oaklands, Paddock Hall Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1HG
- Citizen’s Advice Burgess Hill- Burgess Hill Library, The Martlets, Burgess Hill, RH15 9NN
- Citizens Advice East Grinstead- Library, 32-40 West Street, East Grinstead, RH19 4SR
FAQs (frequently asked questions)
Q. How do I report a pothole?
West Sussex County Council, as the Highways Authority, are responsible for most roads within the county.
Immediate risk potholes- Tel: 01243 642105. You can report an emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Reporting potholes online- https://westsussex-self.achieveservice.com/service/Report_a_pothole
Q. Where do I report a crime?
All crimes should be reported to Sussex police.
- Immediate danger- call 999
- If you have a hearing or speech impairment, text 18000
- Witnessed or victim of crime- report online or call 101
Q. Where could I make an enquiry about housing matter?
Mid Sussex District Council, as the Housing Authority, are responsible for most housing matters.
- Housing Needs Team (Provides a general advice service for anyone in housing need)- Oaklands, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SS, Tel: 01444 477574, HousingAdvice@midsussex.gov.uk
Q. Where could I make an enquiry about a planning matter?
Mid Sussex District Council, as the Planning Authority, are responsible for most planning matters.
- Visit Mid Sussex District Council- Do I need planning permission?
- Apply online with- https://www.planningportal.co.uk/applications
Q. Where could I make an enquiry about broken streetlights?
West Sussex County Council, as the Highways Authority, are responsible for most streetlights within the county.
- West Sussex County Council streetlights- https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem-with-a-road-or-pavement/#street-lights-and-traffic-lights_tab
- Contact Highways England if the streetlight is on a motorway or an ‘A road’- Highways England, email@example.com, Tel: 0300 123 5000
Q. Where could I make an enquiry about an environmental issue?
Mid Sussex District Council are responsible for most local environmental issues.
- All environmental issues- https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/environment/
Q. Where could I make an enquiry about Council Tax?
All local council tax enquiries and applications are administered by the Mid Sussex District Council.
- Should you wish to make an application for Council Tax Support, visit the Mid Sussex website at: www.midsussex.gov.uk/makeaclaim or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 01444 477264
Q. What roadworks are happening in my area?
West Sussex County Council grants permission for other companies to administer roadworks. To find out more information, they regularly update the map below.
- Roadworks Map - https://one.network/custom/westsussex
Q. Is my business eligible for any grants?
For business concerns (authorised locally), Mid Sussex District Council are responsible.
- Mid Sussex grants website- https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/licensing-business/grants-and-funding/
- Further business support- https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/coronavirus-community-business-support/
Q. I need to report antisocial behaviour.
Antisocial behaviour can be reported to a number of different organisations including Sussex Police and Mid Sussex District Council.
- Immediate danger- call 999 (If you have a hearing or speech impairment, text 18000)
- Witnessed or victim of crime- report online or call 101
- If you are a social housing tenant, you can report it to your landlord.
- Report antisocial behaviour online- https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour/