22 Oct Norman’s Notes – October 2017
Norman Webster, Town and District Councillor for Mid Sussex and Cabinet Member for Community updates us this month.
Major gas works
As we all know the London Road gas works are well and truly underway! The good news is that they will suspend work from Friday 17 November to Monday 8 January – to avoid disrupting the town during the Christmas period.
During the 7 week long Phase 2 from Monday 8 January London Road, at its junction with Railway Approach, will be affected. Signed diversions will be in place.
SGN have a compensation scheme in place for local businesses which suffer a genuine loss of trade because of the gas work. Packs are available from sgn.co.uk via the Publications section.
Park for £1 all day in Mid Sussex
Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging people to shop locally and support their community by reducing parking to £1 every Saturday in December.
In the run up to Christmas, shoppers won’t have to worry about parking prices in specific long stay car parks across Mid Sussex. MSDC is providing discounted parking on Saturdays to support local shoppers and traders. As parking on Sundays is already free, it will cost just £1 to park in the Franklynn Road, Queens Crescent, Station Road, the Vicarage or Norton House car parks for the whole weekend.
The West Sussex Plan
West Sussex County Council provides services to over 850,000 residents every day and has pledged to change the way it works, do more, embrace its communities and be ambitious.
The West Sussex Plan sets out how the County Council plans to shape its services for the next five years. They will focus on these 5 areas:
- Giving our children and young people the best start in life
- Ensuring West Sussex is a prosperous place
- Our communities will be strong, safe and sustainable
- We will support you in later life to remain independent
- We will be a council that works for our communities
The Plan contains their vision for West Sussex and what they are trying to achieve for residents and for the county. It also sets out how they will make those differences and how we’ll know whether they have been successful in achieving them.
Terrorist threat level
You may know that the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe which means an attack is highly likely but not imminent. A rating of critical means an attack is expected imminently.
Report concerns to 0800 789 321 or go to the confidential online to service at https://beta.met.police.uk/advice-and-information/terrorism-in-the-uk/how-to-report-possible-terrorist-activity/