27 Mar Norman’s Notes
May 2019 local elections
If you live in Mid Sussex you should have received your unique security-coded poll card for Parish or Town and District Council elections on 2 May. Keep it safe as it will make your registration quicker and more secure when you arrive at the polling station.
Mid Sussex has been selected as a pilot site to look at the best way to tackle possible election fraud, following Electoral Commission reports that there has been a steady rise in voter impersonation since 2014.
If you have lost your card, don’t despair. You can still vote provided you present photo ID.
If you haven’t received the yellow poll card then contact MSDC at: [email protected]
The Great British Spring Clean – 22 March to 23 April
MSDC is supporting this month-long Keep Britain Tidy Campaign.
Last weekend volunteers of all ages litter picked the town, or most of the hotspots, and collected over 2 dozen black bags in East Grinstead and a similar amount along just one road leading into Ashurst Wood.
MSDC has litter picking equipment free to loan. If you and your company want to join the army of #litterheroes contact [email protected] to arrange equipment loan. It’s a great team building exercise, provides time to talk in a stress-free situation and you’re doing something for the environment too.
The next local litter pick takes place this Saturday 30 March from 2pm-3.30pm. Meet at Trinity Methodist Church Manse, Linfield Road:
Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend
This event is designed for runners of all ability. Last year over 1400 runners took part, either by running all three courses, or as many as they felt able to do.
The Marathon set includes:
- Saturday 4 May, East Grinstead 10 miles
- Sunday 5 May, Haywards Heath 10 miles
- Monday 6 May, Burgess Hill 10 miles
There’s also a Mid Sussex Fun Run, ideal for all the family, and a timed Mid Sussex Mile for junior runners too.
Find out more at: www.midsussexmarathon.co.uk
East Grinstead Town Council offers a range of sponsorship opportunities to promote and advertise your company. This is a chance of giving something back to the community, whilst promoting your company. The money raised through sponsorship goes towards maintenance of the roundabouts and civic planting, and ensures the town continues to look its best.
Further information from: [email protected]
If you see a pothole or other highway damage please report it by using the Love West Sussex App. That way there is a quicker report and response process and you are informed when the repairs are completed.
Last October West Sussex County Council received an additional £6million specifically for highways maintenance.
A host of highways maintenance schemes have started across West Sussex. They include:
- Surface treatments to improve roads and footways
- Improvements to highway bridges
- Vehicle safety barrier upgrades
- Some drainage improvements