Norman’s Notes

Normans Notes

July 2019

Norman’s Notes

Local Businesses Support Mid Sussex Applauds

Nominations are open for the Mid Sussex Applauds community recognition scheme.  Local companies CAE, Caravan and Motorhome Club, idverde and Places Leisure are supporting this new Awards programme which asks local people to nominate companies, groups and individuals across a variety of categories in recognition of their positive work.

Stronger Communities (sponsored by CAE) – a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity.

Take Pride in Mid Sussex (sponsored by idverde) – This award will recognise residents who dedicate their time and energy to keeping Mid Sussex clean and green, take pride in their local area by creating community gardens, painting local spaces, upcycling or encouraging others to recycle.

Good Sport Award (sponsored by Places Leisure) – a club or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting activity or sport in Mid Sussex.

Business in the Community Award (sponsored by Caravan and Motorhome Club) – recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life.

Young Achiever Award – against all the odds, someone who has overcome significant obstacles and made a positive difference to their own lives or to other young people through education, campaigning or helping another overcome a difficult situation or personal problem.

Young Volunteer of the year – recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community life.

Young Achiever Award – against all the odds, someone who has overcome significant obstacles and made a positive difference to their own lives or to other young people through education, campaigning or helping another overcome a difficult situation or personal problem.

Young Volunteer of the year – recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community.

Lifetime Achievement Award – an individual who has made a substantial commitment to the community in their lifetime.

Stronger Together – an individual who has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity.

To nominate a person, business or group for an award please visit: www.midsussex.gov.uk/applauds

EGBA has a new MSDC Representative

At a recent meeting of Council representatives for a variety of outside bodies were agreed. Cllr Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, is to represent Mid Sussex District Council on the EGBA Executive Committee.

Cllr John Belsey, as the new Cabinet Member for Environment and Service Delivery, will represent MSDC at Action in Rural Sussex and will attend Sussex Police and Crime Panel should I be unable.

As Community Cabinet Member I will continue to attend the Sussex Police and Crime Panel. In addition, I will represent MSDC on the WSCC Forum for Accessible Transport and the West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board.

More Electric Vehicle Charge Points (EVCPs)

At a meeting of MSDC Cabinet in April it was resolved to increase the number of EVCPs to 26 across the District. Some will be in rural locations but East Grinstead will have 2 installed at Queens Way (Iceland Car Park), Vicarage Road and at Norton House. Usage of the current 2 EVCPs at Chequer Mead Car Park has increased substantially as more EVs are being brought to market.

Negotiations are underway to have these installed, subject to installation of suitable cabling.

Full list of locations:

http://midsussex.moderngov.co.uk/documents/b6899/Item%206%20EV%20Chargings%20Points%20Amended%20Appendix%2029th-Apr-2019%2016.00%20Cabinet.pdf?T=9

East Grinstead Conservation Area Appraisal

The public consultation, which forms an important step in the process to deliver a new policy document, is now complete. Mid Sussex District Council officers will be reviewing responses and compiling a draft document to pass through MSDC’s democratic process.

Gatwick Airport Expansion Plans

Gatwick Airport has announced its intentions regarding future expansion. The Board of Directors agreed to modify the existing standby runway for routine use together with the main runway. They will continue to safeguard land for an additional runway.

 

 

 

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