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Ash Die Back Disease
You may have heard about Ash Die Back and be aware of the potential implications this has on tree stock across West Sussex. Please see information on our website about how West Sussex County Council plans to manage the impact, and what other woodland and tree owners can also do: www.westsussex.gov.uk/ashdieback. If you have concerns about a specific Ash tree or about Ash Die Back in general please log an enquiry through the usual online channels: Report a problem with a road or pavement or raise a highways related enquiry or call 01243 642105.
Village Spring Clean 2019
A big thank you to the 23 volunteers who scoured the outskirts of the village for litter on Saturday 9 March. We covered some 10 miles of verges and beat our record once again in the number of bags collected (I lost count at 50) car parts recovered and even a 2 x 1.5m sign left over from the aborted Velo South cycle event last September.
The weather was dry this year but windy, requiring the mastering of black bags as they fought back in the wind.
B213 Bines Road all the way south to Bines bridge and north beyond Need’s bridge and again from the A24 East was cleared as well as the Star and Huffwood industrial estates, Littleworth Lane N of the Windmill, and Honeybridge Lane were all cleared of a year’s worth of litter. A new road covered this year was Stonehouse Lane off Littleworth Lane. Several regulars reported less litter on their patch than last year which is a promising sign.
We aim to make this an annual event for around the second Saturday of March so please make a note on your 2020 calendar and look out for the notices posted on Notice Boards announcing the event.
Police Property Action Fund
The Police Property Act Fund is made up of monies received by the police from the sale of found property and from property confiscated by order of court and then sold.
The main aim of the fund is to support local projects undertaken by voluntary/charitable organisations that solely benefit the communities of Sussex.
They will consider any applications from voluntary and charitable organisations and community groups within Sussex. A number of criteria must be met in order for a successful application to be made.
- Each application needs to be supported by a Sussex Police officer or member of staff who has knowledge of the charity or organisation.
- A maximum amount of £500 can be applied for by each organisation or charity.
- An application will not be considered if a previous donation from us has been made within the past three years.
- The decision to make a donation and the amount donated will depend on the number of applications being considered at any one time and the amount that is available in the fund at the time of the application.
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West Grinstead Parish Tidy 2019
Despite rain, 19 volunteers turned up to collect litter in West Grinstead parish last year. Let’s see if we can beat that number this year!
Over 40 bags were collected along with an assortment of car parts, empty drums and DIY waste.
This is now an annual event each March – contact Tim on 01403 710148 if you can help this year on Saturday 9 March between 10am and 2pm.
St Catherine’s Hospice have some very exciting events coming up this year and we need your help to spread the word!
We have three walking events coming up: a 5 Peak Challenge to the Lake District in June 2019, a bespoke overseas trek across the Sahara Desert in March 2020 and our annual Midnight Walk in June 2019.
More information shortly.