Rex’s Notes October 2023

Councillor Rex Whittaker updates us for October.


– 2 October – Full East Grinstead Town Council 7 pm at East Court

– 12 October – Sports Council 7.30 pm at EG Sports Club

– 19 October – Joint MSDC Business Associations Event at the East Sussex National at 6 pm

– 21 October – EG Bonfire procession event in High Street & East Court

– 12 November – Remembrance Parade in High Street from 10.40 am

– 18 November – Big Reveal High Street event with Xmas lights turn on

– 22 November – Autumn Budget Statement by Chancellor


Covid boosters for the 65 + age group and vulnerable groups will be happening at East Grinstead Rugby Club on 11 / 12 / 13 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 October.

Appointments only booking on line with NHS & Alliance for Better Care.


Mid Sussex District Council have started their budget consultation and setting process for the 2024 / 25 financial year. They are still in post covid recovery plan mode – and adjusting to the last volatile year of high inflation and increasing interest rates.

The encouraging news is that the outturn position for the budget year ended 31 March 2023 was a saving of £ 715.000. This has been transferred to general reserves.


Further information is available regarding the second runway planning application made by Gatwick Airport Ltd.

Planned passenger numbers are set to rise from 32 to 76 million.

The second runway will be for departing flights only.

29 October is the deadline for evidence submission to the planning inspectorate.

The independent examination will be conducted by a panel of experts and run between January and June 2024 – with a decision by the Secretary of State in December 2024.


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