Issue 31 | July 2021
to your latest Town and Parish Council eNewsletter.
have taken on board some of the suggestions and comments on
content and structure you made in the survey we carried out
earlier this year.
will be adding more in the coming months.
let us know what you think, and any other suggestions you have by
and vaccinations update
should have received a special edition of this eNewsletter last
Thursday (15 July) detailing the latest on the vaccination roll-out
in West Sussex to pass on to your residents.
want to thank you and your communities once again for doing what
you can to keep safe and protect others.
the number of positive Covid-19 cases continues to rise across
West Sussex it remains important that we all continue to follow
the Government guidance and help prevent the spread of the virus.
more information about the Sussex vaccination programme visit the
Sussex Health and Care Partnership website.
share the link above with residents in your community.
(19 July) marks the move to step 4 of the government’s roadmap.
For the very latest information on case numbers and the impact on
our services please visit our website - link below.
wanted - and available
for school governors
need more people who would like to be involved with and support
their local school community by becoming governors.
are volunteers who support a school to be the best it can be.
They champion all aspects of education, supporting the school to
be inclusive of all, especially disadvantaged children and those
with additional needs. Positions are available across the county.
Click here for more information
about becoming a school governor and please share this link
with your residents.
digital help - reminder for your residents
have a team of Library Digital Volunteers who can offer free
remote support for basic digital enquiries such as using email,
transferring photos and files between devices and staying safe
you know residents who would benefit from this support, encourage
them to click here to find more
information and contact details.
find out more about volunteering in West Sussex, click below.
us to find out about useful information and resources to help
keep your residents and yourself safe from scams.
than ever before, we have been relying on technology to enable us
to work, learn and connect with each other.
criminals have exploited and used our increased digital lives to
their advantage. The pandemic has seen a rise in scams including:
telephone, courier and romance fraud which have all become an
increased concern in West Sussex. Not only is there the financial
impact on victims but the emotional impact can be even more
help raise awareness of these different types of scams, how to
spot them, and what to do if you become a victim, the West Sussex
Community Safety & Wellbeing Team alongside Trading Standards
are running free monthly scams awareness webinars for you to
27 July 2021: 10.00 – 11:30am - book here.
27 July 2021: 18.00: – 19:30pm - book here.
residents need advice and the all-important ‘who does what?’ on
planning issues in West Sussex then please encourage them to take
a look at the link below.
for planning is split between the county council, the district
and borough councils, and the South Downs National Park
on our planning webpages include help with neighbourhood
planning, Tree Preservation Orders, as well as how to request an
Historic Environment Record and details about Conservation Areas
and how to apply for planning permission within them.
wanted to know where you can find information about the structure
of the county council, committee meetings, who the Cabinet
members are, and how to find contact details for county
find all this on the link below.
Help us to
shape the future of transport in West Sussex
is the time for you and your residents to have your say on the
future shape of transport in West Sussex.
West Sussex Transport Plan (WSTP) is being reviewed to set out
the county council’s approach to managing and investing in the
transport network from 2022 to 2036.
are hosting two webinars to introduce the Draft Plan and officers
will be available to respond to questions. These will be on 22
July, 10am to 11.30am, and on 8 September, 2pm to 3.30pm, via
Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend one of these
webinars, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
without internet access, or wanting more information about the
consultation, can phone 01243 642105, leaving their name,
telephone number/email address and interest (for example, whether
they are a resident, business owner, transport operator and so
on) or email email@example.com.
consultation runs until Friday 08 October 2021. Take part here.
live consultations to highlight
are some of the other consultations we are currently carrying
out. Please take part yourself and publicise widely in your
community. Click on the 'Find Out More' button below to see all
Committee to review next steps in Early Help
to the Early Help redesign proposals will be taken to the county
council's scrutiny committee meeting tomorrow (20 July).
people (including 301 children and young people) responded to the
10-week public consultation which ran from 8 March to 17 May 2021
and included five online consultation events.
number of changes are being put forward as part of the proposal.
A summary of these changes are:
- To increase the
number of retained centres from 11 to 12.
- To increase the
‘find it out’ offer to young people allowing for daily
appointments at a location to suit the young person.
- To continue to
offer some specific group work when there is an identified
- To raise
awareness of the support and services available at our
Children and Family Centres.
scrutiny committee will review the updated proposals proposals
and will make recommendations to help Cabinet Members in making
their decision. Next Tuesday (27 July) Cabinet Members will meet
to vote on whether to approve the Early Help service offer. If
this is agreed, we anticipate that staff consultation on the
proposals will begin in September with the new model being
implemented in December 2021.
papers can be viewed here
community can view the meeting online via the live webcast.
the word that a county council-supported scheme to help residents
install high quality solar panels and battery systems will
re-open in the autumn.
Solar Together Sussex, residents
can get a high quality system installed to generate and store
clean electricity and reduce their carbon emissions.
scheme is run by Sussex councils in partnership with iChoosr, who use a ‘group
buying’ approach to ensure that prices are competitive and
systems are fitted by reputable, accredited installers. The
previous Solar Together Sussex scheme, which opened in autumn
2020, is on course to install more than 500 solar PV systems by
the end of this summer.
schools break up this week, and many of us will be staying close
to home this summer, so encourage your residents to explore other
parts of wonderful West Sussex.
Experience West Sussex website is full to bursting with inspiring
ideas of things to do, places to visit, walks, cycle trails,
eateries and watersports.
share the information in this eNewsletter widely within your
daily updates, residents can follow us on social media @WSCCNews and @WestSussexCC.
are also now on Nextdoor, the app designed
with communities in mind. Your residents can follow the link and
join the conversation.
you for your support. Keep safe.
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