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Our Aims:

We want to build and support strong, active and inclusive communities across the Parish to encourage people to take an active part in making decisions, delivering and influencing services across the Parish.

General Public Notices 

Sussex Police

Call Crimestoppers anonymously with information 0800 555 111

North Horsham County Local Committee

What is a County Local Committee?

County Local Committee (CLC) are West Sussex County Councils approach to involving local residents in decision making.  They aim to bring County Councillors closer to local people and you closer to  our County Council.  For more information click on the link below.

Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group and Horsham & Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group 

You may have seen #HelpMyNHS Campaign in your local press and social media recently. This opens a public conversation about the challenges facing the NHS, continuing on from the 5 Communities campaign which ran throughout 2014-15. While more people than ever before are calling on its services, our NHS is facing the biggest financial challenge it has known. Our health and care services are under pressure and need to change and adapt in response to the continuously increasing demand.

#HelpMyNHS is a campaign which looks at how we all use local health and social care - from GP and primary care services, hospitals, social care, community and mental health services.  We will also celebrate the tireless work of thousands of NHS and social care staff who are working around the clock to treat record numbers of patients.

I will #HelpMyNHS. We’re asking everyone in our 5 Communities to do something small to #HelpMyNHS. By adding your name to our pledge wall, you'll be demonstrating your commitment and support for our local NHS. Please click on links below and find out more about the campaign and how you can make a pledge

Horsham and Mid Sussex residents

http://www.horshamandmidsussexccg.nhs.uk/news/helpmynhs-in-our-5-communities

Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group and Horsham & Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group Newsletters

http://www.crawleyccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/newsletters/

Scams Awareness Month

Residents are being called on to take action against scams throughout July during Scams Awareness Month.

More than 800 cases of actual and attempted scams have been reported to West Sussex Trading Standards since 1 July 2016.

This came at a cost of £383,000 to residents.

In that period, an additional 125 doorstep incidents saw residents scammed out of a further £85,000.

Residents from all age groups are invited to learn how to spot the signs of scams at a number of countywide events.

Click here http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/guard-against-scams/ to read the press release in full.

Public urged to help communities defeat terrorism with new Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign 

With the terror threat becoming increasingly complex and varied, police are calling on communities to act on their instincts to help prevent atrocities taking place in the UK and overseas.

The national campaign by Counter Terrorism Policing continues to urge the public to act on their instincts to help tackle the terrorist threat.

‘Make nothing happen’ focuses on the critical role the public can play in defeating terrorism. The campaign will be the first under a new branding platform called ACT: Action Counters Terrorism. This urges the public to report suspicious activity to help police bring dangerous offenders to justice and prevent terror attacks in the UK and overseas.

At a time when the scale, volume and complexity of the terrorism threat continues to grow, police are advising the public to act to report any potential suspicious activity or online content they come across and are concerned about.

The public already contribute intelligence to around a third of the most serious terrorism investigations. This new campaign reassures communities that they shouldn’t be concerned about wasting police time or getting someone into trouble.

The message is clear - ‘don’t worry, don’t delay, just act’ by:

reporting suspicious activity to the police by calling confidentially on 0800 789 321 or at http://www.gov.uk/government/news/action-counters-terrorism
reporting online terrorist and violent extremist material online http://act.campaign.gov.uk/
remaining alert at home, work and when out and about, so we can all play our part in defeating terrorism and keeping everyone safe
     

Southern Water works in Southwater 

We would like to give you an update on how Southern Water are getting on building the new sewer in Southwater.  
                 
Work has now been completed on Woodfield Road. 

The full road closure on Church Lane will be moving to the next section between Woodfield and College Road on 10 May.  Access to the village hall will be maintained at all times, please follow signage to plan your route as this will change as the work progresses.  Any questions regarding access, email andrea.pavoni@mgjv.co.uk.  The work on Church Lane between College Road and the Holy Innocents Church has been changed following feedback from the local community.  This section will remain open, but reduced down to one lane.  The work is scheduled to be completed by 19 May.  Works in the Doctors surgery car park will be completed by 28 April.  The Downs Link bridleway will be closing on 18 April, after the Easter break for threee months and will re-open in the Summer holidays.  The works to Station Road will begin on 22 May.  The one way section will be closed completely.  There will still be two way traffic access for Little Bridges Close and Lakeside Drive via Fairbank Road (Lintot Square).  Works will be taking place within the Southwater Country Park car park at the begining of May.  The car park will be kept open throughout the works but with reduced parking spaces.  A new compound will be set up in Ben's Field overflow car park and you may see a number of delivery vehicles in this area over the next few weeks.  Finally the works around Stakers Lane will be taking place at the end of May 2017 and we anticipate that the works will be completed by September 2017.  Pedestrian and vehicular access will be maintained throughout the work.

If you would like to speak to someone, please call Southern Water Customer Centre on 0330 303 0368 and quote reference number 670022.

DVLA : Driving Licence Scam : Residents Beware of this Scam

We have been made aware of  emails claiming to be from DVLA which link to a website mocked up to look like a DVLA online service. The website asks for your driving licence number and payment information, threatening that you’ll lose your driving licence if you don’t verify your details.  We have checked with the DVLA who don’t send emails with links to websites asking you to confirm your driving licence number or payment information. We strongly advise anyone who receives one of these or any similar email not to open the link and delete the email.

If you have any concerns please consult the DVLA website direct or the government website on https://www.gov.uk/government/news/scam-email-warning-for-dvla-customers

Contact the Elderly 

Contact the Elderly is a charity providing a lifeline of friendship for people aged 75 and over.  Members are invited to a volunteer host’s home for tea with the other members of the group.  They visit a different host each month but the group remains the same and relationships grow.  A warm welcome in a family home provides companionship and a vital link with the community.  This is all free of charge.  Please see poster below for more information. 

Road Closures

Road Closures: Southwater

Don't get caught in a queue if you can avoid it.  Have a look below at road closures occuring in Southwater soon.  Please be prepared to vary or divert your route where necessary 

 

Road Parish Description Traffic Management Start Date End Date Contractor
Church Lane S'water Install sewer and surface water drains with manholes as part of the new developer scheme.   9 Jan 17 21 Apr 17 Southern Water
Woodfield & College Road S'water Install sewer and surface water drains with manholes as part of the new developer scheme. Two-way signals 13 Jun 17 22 Jun 17 Southern Water
College Road & Council Offices S'water Install sewer and surface water drains with manholes as part of the new developer scheme.   23 Jun 17 11 Jul 17 Southern Water

 

Eat Well & Live Well - NHS Website

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.  You don't need to achieve this balance with every meal but try to get the balance right over a day or even a week.  Have a look at the attachment below for a summary of this inforamtion or click on the link to go to the webpage for lots of tips and advice. 

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/the-eatwell-guide.aspx

Noisy Cars causing you a problem.. Read on for advice and assistance

This is the advice of the Local Police regarding car noise.  

"The external noise emitted by passenger cars has been controlled since 1929 (see Motor Cars (Excessive Noise) regulations). Permitted noise levels have been reducing and today the limit is 74 dB (A) (this was established in 1996). The vast majority of large or big bore exhausts are illegal for use on public roads. The fact they may have passed an MOT test is irrelevant as this only checks for exhaust gasses and emission legislation compliance.  Big bore and sports exhaust systems are usually fitted to increase the sound emitted and this contravenes the Type Approval of the vehicle, which is an offence. There is no requirement for a police officer to measure the sound level from the exhaust system, it only requires an opinion that the system is not standard and that it is noisier than a normal vehicle of the same specification.  It is not an offence to sell these exhaust systems, but it is an offence to fit one to your vehicle and drive it on a public road. Motorists who do so could be reported to court and may face a fine and court costs."

If you are concerned about this matter, we would suggest you use the non-emergency 101 number to contact your local police and discuss the circumstances with them.  Don't put yourself in harm's way - but ( if it is safe to do so)  make a note of the car registration number and the time and place so that you can pass this information on to the Police.  We cannot say what action the Police will take, as this will depend on the circumstances and the available evidence, but if residents can supply the evidence to the Police then the Police will have something to act upon if they are able.  Remember - call 101 (non-emergency number) to discuss this with them

British Legion - Count them In Campaign

After the 2011 census we knew more about the Jedi population of the UK than about those who have served in our Armed Forces! Despite an estimated 1 in 10 of the UK population being members of the Armed Forces community, there's very limited information about where they are or what their needs might be. Add your voice to the growing body of people calling for additional questions on the Armed Forces community to be included in the next census. Join the campaign today and make sure that we count our Armed Forces community in. If you want to find out more click the link. 

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/count-them-in/

Power Cut? - Call 105 

Starting from September 2016 people can call 105 if they experience a power cut. Look out for the advertising campaign and inform family and friends of this new number.  The 105 helpline will connect you through to people who can assist if you are experiencing a power cut.  Make a note of it before we get any winter weather perhaps. That's  105 - the number you need for a power cut.  

Read on if you need Medical Care # NotanEmergency

While Crawley NHS Hospital is being improved the Urgent Care Centre is still open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you need urgent care that is not an emergency please bear this in mind

 http://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services/servicedetails.htm?directoryID=16408   

Urgent Care Centre - Crawley Hospital - West Green Drive - Crawley  - West Sussex - RH11 7DH

Telephone: 01293 600300 ext 4141 or 4142     

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Located on West Green Drive, close to the Town Centre.

Read on if you need to report a problem with a local road or pavement

If you need to report issues such as potholes, road flooding, overgrown vegetation, street lighting and damaged pavements then this is the website to use.  Make you online submission and it will be logged straight away by West Sussex.  There is also the option to view and track reports submitted. 

Road or Pavement Problems  : https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem-with-a-road-or-pavement/

Read on if you need to report a problem wtih a local public right of way

If you need to report issues with public rights of way then this is the website to use.  But please take note it will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the online submission and you should therefore allow  yourself enough time to complete this form in one session as there is not an option to save and come back to it later. 

Public Right of Way Problems : https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/public-paths-and-the-countryside/public-rights-of-way/report-a-problem-with-a-right-of-way/

The  Leisure Centre overflow

The  Leisure Centre overflow  car park (to the rear of Beeson House) will be locked at the following times

Monday - Friday             8:00 PM to 8:00 AM

Friday                             8:30 PM to 8:00 AM

Saturday and Sunday    6:00 PM to 9:00 AM

This restriction will be in force from September 2016 in order to deter anti-social behaviour. We apologise for any disruption caused.  Cars remaining in the car park (when the barrier is locked at night) will remain there until the barrier is unlocked the following morning.  For further information please contact the Parish Council Office in person or telephone 01403 733202 or email parish@southwater.net

Would you like to become a Parish Councillor? 

We have two spaces on the Parish Council.  If you are interested then have a look at our 'News' page http://www.southwater-pc.gov.uk/News-Events.aspx 

WSCC : Have your say

WSCC have started a consultation.  The website to use to "have your say" is below. 

https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/policy-and-comms/wmty2016

WSCC is supplying information from their previous surveys which we will put on the 'news' page of our website as and when received.  There are a couple of posts already so, if you want to have your say on the services which West Sussex County Council provide use the link provided .

have your say at http://https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/policy-and-comms/wmty2016.  

In the meantime have a look at the current posts on our news page (http://www.southwater-pc.gov.uk/News-Events.aspx)

 

North Horsham CLC

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Public Notice

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Crawley NHS Walk In

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