Councillor Rex Whittaker brings us up-to-date with what’s been happening in and around the town, and dates for your diary …

Planning Consent

Was recently granted under application DM/23/0827 for 108 new houses at the former brickworks site in Hamsey Road, Sharpthorne. This includes a 12-hectare new country park.

Gatwick Expansion Examination

The first week of formal hearings for the above took place between 28 February and 6 March. The examination will end on 27 August 2024. Mid Sussex District Council, in conjunction with other neighbouring district councils, has been part of a large evidence-gathering input to submit a West Sussex Local impact Assessment to the examination. This will be tested and reviewed by the expert panel over the coming months.

East Grinstead Event Diary

Sunday 21 April – Vintage Bus Day

Sunday 28 April – East Grinstead Rugby Club Sunshine Sevens charity tournament

Saturday 4 May – Mid Sussex Marathon (start and finish at EG Rugby Club)

Monday 6 May – EG Lions Annual May Fair

Sunday 12 May – EG Triathlon at Kings Centre

Sunday 2 June – East Court Live free music event

Thursday 6 June – D-Day 80th Anniversary event

Saturday 29 June – Armed Forces Day at East Court

Sunday 7 July – East Court Live free music event

Sunday 4 August – East Court Live free music event

Sunday 1 September – Vintage Car Show in High Street

Sunday 15 September – EG 10K charity run

Saturday 19 October – EG Community Bonfire parade & fireworks

Sunday 10 November – Remembrance Day Service & parade

Saturday 23 November – Big Reveal & Christmas lights turn on

Author: Fiona Bewers
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