Norman’s Notes – July 2018

Normans Notes

Norman Webster, Town and District Councillor for Mid Sussex and Cabinet Member for Community updates us this month.

MSDC Economic Development Strategy

You may know that the economic development strategy was recently launched at CAE’s Burgess Hill training centre which caters to the training needs of business and airline pilots, as well as aviation technicians. Their highly-qualified and experienced instructors train customers on a range of aircraft types including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, and Gulfstream simulators.

We heard from a range of truly world class entrepreneurial businesses operating in Mid Sussex, as well as New River, the developers behind the £65m redevelopment of Burgess Hill Town Centre.

Sir Nicholas Soames our MP and Chairman of the EGBA spoke about the ground-breaking efforts of MSDC, and partners, to ensure Mid Sussex remains an attractive place to do business, to live and in which to raise future generations.

For further information or to discuss your business needs please do contact the MSDC Regeneration and Economy Programme Manager, Mark Healy on (01444) 477593 or by email

To recycle or not to recycle

You may have seen the @Food_Unwrapped TV programme in which it mentioned that black plastic food trays could not be recycled.

In West Sussex they can be recycled! So, if they are clean dry and loose they can be put in your recycling bin.

Our partner @ViridorUK has launched a scheme to use recycled black plastics in new food grade packaging for @marksandspencer @sainsburys and @Tesco Read the full article at:

MSDC Business Grants

Micro business grants are again available and I encourage East Grinstead businesses to apply for these funds which can be used towards funding a variety of activities. More info at:

At a recent Cabinet Grants Panel, we awarded a range of community and business grants well in excess of £300k.

Information about the type of applicants and grants considered can be found at:

Road works

Lingfield Road is to be closed for several weeks in August for reconstruction. More details here:

MSDC Work Programme

Summer usually means a reduced pace of work as we enjoy warmer weather, sports and other interests, but I thought you might like to know some of the current work underway at MSDC. It includes the following:

1.Provision of temporary accommodation for people accepted as homeless.

  1. Amendments to Licensing Policy.
  2. Amendments to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Convictions Policy.
  3. Conservation Area Appraisals.
  4. Gambling Act Policy.
  5. A range of policies in support of the recently adopted District Plan

Happy Holidays!

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