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WSCC Improvements - London Lane Road Closure 24th July 2019

Roadworks — 3rd July 2019

As part of the current WSCC ADP programme of works we will shortly be undertaking the improvement works to implement a footway widening scheme on London Lane, Cuckfield, from south of the junction with Glebe Road to the junction with Broad Street. Work is expected to take place from 24th July 2019 for approximately 6 weeks, under a road closure and diversion with ‘Access Only’ signs in operation for the entire duration of the works.  

Southern Gas Networks are also due to commence works on London Lane from north of the Glebe Road junction to the junction with the High Street, which will commence from 24th July 2019 to 9th August 2019 and will be implemented with temporary traffic management. West Sussex County Council and SGN are collaborating to ensure that the work carried out is completed at the same time to minimise further disruption. 

Please see attached drawing below showing the sections of both WSCC and SGN works, as well as the diversion route that will be in operation. Access for residents to the properties within the road closure (red) including access to Chatfield Road will be maintained where safe to do and no through traffic will be permitted through this section of London Lane. All other access for the northern side of London Lane and Glebe Road will be via the B2036 High Street. All emergency services have been kept informed of the works and access in an emergency will be maintained where safe to do so.

London Lane Road Closure

Mid Sussex District Council grants over £200,000 to local community projects

MSDC Press Release — 3rd July 2019

Mid Sussex District Council has awarded over £200,000 in grant funding to help local sports clubs and community organisations improve their facilities and services.

The Mid Sussex District Council Cabinet Grants Panel met on 18 June to discuss the grant funding allocations and the award of £205,669 to the successful applicants was confirmed on 27 June. 

Haywards Heath Rugby Club has been granted £150,000 towards construction of a new state of the art multi-sports pavilion at Whiteman’s Green in Cuckfield. The current clubhouse has been repaired many times over the years but is no longer fit for purpose. Over 1,500 Mid Sussex children and adults participate in sports at Whiteman’s Green every week and this new facility will become a valuable base for lots of different local sports clubs. It will also become a community social hub providing facilities to a wide range of other local organisations. The funding has been provided by Section 106 financial contributions, payments made by developers towards the improvement of local infrastructure.   

Brighton Science was awarded £2,500 to provide Pocket Science Festivals at five venues across Mid Sussex. The festival uses exciting activities and hands on demonstrations to reach out to children who may not engage with science in schools. The aim of the project is to make science accessible, affordable, and most importantly fun, for both the children and their parents. 

St John’s Church in Felbridge secured £714 towards a pilot project to engage local teenagers and help them to learn new skills. A group of five to eight teenagers will work to repaint and modify a Toyota Celica car during the school summer holidays. The project aims to increase social inclusion, improve mental wellbeing though accomplishment, provide ownership of a creative and practical project and establish mentors and role models outside school. 

The charity Relate North & South West Sussex has been granted £2,000 to enable them to continue providing counselling services in East Grinstead and the surrounding villages. Relate champions the importance of healthy relationships as a way to create strong family ties. It’s an approach which helps people to engage with their local community and reduces the need for intervention by statutory agencies. Counselling for young people helps them to deal with challenges in life and provides skills that help them to remain in school. 

Councillor Norman Webster, Mid Sussex District Council Cabinet Member for Community said: “We have some wonderful projects here that all contribute to the strong sense of community we have in Mid Sussex. There’s support for those who are vulnerable, community activities that families can enjoy together and lots of sporting opportunities that encourage people to be healthy and active. 

“Many of these initiatives are only possible because local volunteers give up their time to do something special for others in the community. We must thank them for everything they are doing and I’m delighted that Mid Sussex District Council is able to demonstrate its support by providing this grant funding.”

For more information contact the Mid Sussex District Council Community Services Team on 01444 477275 or email [email protected]

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter 8th July 2019

Sussex Police — 3rd July 2019

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In the know Sussex & Surrey

Sussex Police — 3rd July 2019

More Christmas drink and drug-drivers identified 

A total of 240 motorists were arrested in Sussex as part of Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, which ran from 1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019. Of those, 126 have since been convicted in court. The remaining have either been charged, released under investigation or released without charge. 

These are the other latest people to be convicted: Paul White, 48, a carpenter, of Meadow Road, Worthing, was arrested in Bedford Row, Worthing, on 1 December, and charged with driving with 11mcg of cocaine and 463mcg of benzoylecgonine (the main metabolite of cocaine) per litre of blood in his system. The legal limits are 10mcg and 50mcg respectively. He was also charged with possession of diamorphine, and driving without a valid licence, insurance or a test certificate. At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 7 June, he was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £600 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge. 

Attila Illes, 18, a gardener, of Holmans, Ardingly, was arrested in Issacs Lane, Haywards Heath, on 11 December, and charged with driving with 3.5mcg of cannabis per litre of blood in his system. The legal limit is 2mcg. He was also charged with driving without a valid licence. At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 25 June, he was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £230 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge. To read more click here

Charity Police Fund 48283_Sasha_Ahmad_PCSO_Low___Hope_Job_Club.jpg The Hope Job Club in East Grinstead is a drop in service for people struggling to find work for various reasons. The £250 we donated to the club will pay for a laptop to help clients write CV's & apply for jobs. They are also looking for volunteers. For more on their services click here. Please share with anyone that might benefit from their help or might like to volunteer. 

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Drivers Targeted with Fake Fines

Sussex Police — 3rd July 2019

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Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

What you need to know 

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’. 

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card. 

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank. 

What you need to do

  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

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Events

20th July 2019

Royal Observer Corps Post (Nuclear Bunker) Open Days 2019

Opening hours are 11am - 4pm.

Cuckfield ROC post is a 3 man nuclear bunker hidden in our idyllic village of Cuckfield It was built in 1962 and operated until stand down in 1991. Its role was to monitor the nuclear threat from the Russians during the Cold War. The Post was restored by Mark and Ed during winter 2008/spring 2009 and opened that summer for public visits. Approximately 4 to 6 open days occur per year, usually at weekends over the summer months.

There is no charge to visit but donations are very welcome which go towards the insurance and upkeep of this nearly 60 year old structure.

Interested groups can arrange special access visits outside of regular open days, please contact us for details.

Please visit http://thetimechamber.co.uk/beta/sites/roc-posts for more details.

NB* THE BUNKER IS LOCKED SECURELY AND IS STRIPPED OF ANYTHING OF VALUE WHEN NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

21st July 2019

Royal Observer Corps Post (Nuclear Bunker) Open Days 2019

Opening hours are 10am - 2pm.

Cuckfield ROC post is a 3 man nuclear bunker hidden in our idyllic village of Cuckfield It was built in 1962 and operated until stand down in 1991. Its role was to monitor the nuclear threat from the Russians during the Cold War. The Post was restored by Mark and Ed during winter 2008/spring 2009 and opened that summer for public visits. Approximately 4 to 6 open days occur per year, usually at weekends over the summer months.

There is no charge to visit but donations are very welcome which go towards the insurance and upkeep of this nearly 60 year old structure.

Interested groups can arrange special access visits outside of regular open days, please contact us for details.

Please visit http://thetimechamber.co.uk/beta/sites/roc-posts for more details.

NB* THE BUNKER IS LOCKED SECURELY AND IS STRIPPED OF ANYTHING OF VALUE WHEN NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

2nd August 2019

As You Like It - Rain or Shine Outdoor Theatre

‘Al fresco’ theatre this summer – come ‘Rain or Shine’

Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ asone of the best companies touring open air theatre" are set to delight family audiences once again this summer with their 21st Anniversary production of Shakespeare’s ‘perfect pastoral comedy’… As You Like It.

Join one of The Bard’s most famous heroines, Rosalind, as she makes her way in a world full of power, jealousy and tyranny. In fear for her life and in search of true love, she flees her heritage with her cousin Celia and fool Touchstone. Will disguising herself as a country lad lead her to a new life full of hope, laughter, and her banished father? With songs galore, hand-to-hand wrestling, idiotic shepherds and the infamous melancholic Jaques, this comedy is sure to delight family audiences from 6 to 96.

So pack your picnic, rugs and chairs, pop open some beer or bubbly and sit back and relax in the summer sunshine, while we whisk you off to the Forest of Arden where anything can happen!

Rain or Shine aim is to bring classical theatre into the heart of local communities as they travel across the country during June July and August.

The tour includes a performance at Cuckfield Recreation Ground on Friday 2nd August at 7.30pm. Tickets are available by ringing 01444 454276, or directly from Rain or Shine on 0330 660 0541 or via  www.rainorshine.co.uk

Audiences are requested to bring along low-backed seating or rugs, and a picnic to maximise their enjoyment of the al fresco performances. Full details of the tour and venues can be found on the Rain or Shine website and tickets can be purchased from each venue, through Ticketweb via www.rainorshine.uk, or by ringing 0330 660 0541.

25th August 2019

Royal Observer Corps Post (Nuclear Bunker) Open Days 2019

Opening hours are 10am - 2pm.

Cuckfield ROC post is a 3 man nuclear bunker hidden in our idyllic village of Cuckfield It was built in 1962 and operated until stand down in 1991. Its role was to monitor the nuclear threat from the Russians during the Cold War. The Post was restored by Mark and Ed during winter 2008/spring 2009 and opened that summer for public visits. Approximately 4 to 6 open days occur per year, usually at weekends over the summer months.

There is no charge to visit but donations are very welcome which go towards the insurance and upkeep of this nearly 60 year old structure.

Interested groups can arrange special access visits outside of regular open days, please contact us for details.

Please visit http://thetimechamber.co.uk/beta/sites/roc-posts for more details.

NB* THE BUNKER IS LOCKED SECURELY AND IS STRIPPED OF ANYTHING OF VALUE WHEN NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

26th August 2019

Royal Observer Corps Post (Nuclear Bunker) Open Days 2019

Opening hours are 10am - 1pm.

Royal Observer Corps Post (Nuclear Bunker) Open Days 2019

Cuckfield ROC post is a 3 man nuclear bunker hidden in our idyllic village of Cuckfield It was built in 1962 and operated until stand down in 1991. Its role was to monitor the nuclear threat from the Russians during the Cold War. The Post was restored by Mark and Ed during winter 2008/spring 2009 and opened that summer for public visits. Approximately 4 to 6 open days occur per year, usually at weekends over the summer months.

There is no charge to visit but donations are very welcome which go towards the insurance and upkeep of this nearly 60 year old structure.

Interested groups can arrange special access visits outside of regular open days, please contact us for details.

Please visit http://thetimechamber.co.uk/beta/sites/roc-posts for more details.

NB* THE BUNKER IS LOCKED SECURELY AND IS STRIPPED OF ANYTHING OF VALUE WHEN NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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