Gatwick Airport Limited – Newsletter

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We have produced a newsletter with the airport’s latest news and announcements for the parish, town and neighbourhood councils around Gatwick. We hope the communities that you represent will find it of interest.

Kind regards,

Melanie

Melanie Wrightson
Stakeholder Engagement Manager

7th Floor, Destinations Place
Email: email melanie.wrightson@gatwickairport.com

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Conservation Areas & Locally Listed Buildings Consultation

Information posted on behalf of Crawley Borough Council

Consultation: Conservation Areas and Locally Listed Buildings – 5 February to 31 March 2021

We are undertaking a consultation regarding Crawley’s heritage and are keen to hear your views.

We are proposing changes to Crawley’s Conservation Areas and Locally Listed Buildings, which will have an influence on future planning decisions.

For Conservation Areas we are proposing the following changes:

  • The creation of two new Conservation Areas at Queens Square and The Broadway and Gossops Green Neighbourhood Centre;
  • Changes to the boundaries of the Brighton Road, High Street, and St Peter’s Conservation Areas.

In addition we are proposing to make changes to our Locally Listed Buildings, as part of an updated Local Heritage List:

  • Inclusion of around 60 additional buildings;
  • Removal of two buildings currently on the list.

In order to find out more about the consultation and respond please go to: website crawley.gov.uk/consultation and follow links to ‘Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings Consultation’. Here you will find the documents containing the proposals, FAQs and supporting evidence as well as an online response form.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, paper copies of the documents are not currently available in the Town Hall or the Libraries.

The consultation is running until 5pm on Friday 19 March 2021, so please send your response by this time, either by completing the online form or by writing to us:

Email: email strategic.planning@crawley.gov.uk

Post: Strategic Planning, Crawley Borough Council, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1UZ

Yours Sincerely

Strategic Planning Team

WSCC – Public Notice

West Sussex County Council
Temporary Traffic Regulation

CRAWLEY AVENUE ACCESS WESTBOUND, POUND HILL

NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on) Crawley Avenue Access Westbound, Pound Hill from junction with Crawley Avenue to junction with Balcombe Road is temporarily prohibited from 01/02/2021 at 09.30 until 01/02/2021 at 15.00

The restriction will be in place off peak only between 09.30 – 15.00

This closure is necessary to allow Balfour Beatty to undertake urgent carriageway pothole repairs on behalf of WSCC

Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times

websiteCrawley Avenue Westbound, Crawley

The alternative route for traffic will be signed on site

This restriction will be effective for a maximum of 5 days from the start date given above

Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact West Sussex County Council on phone 01243 642105

Any queries about the works please contact Balfour Beatty on phone 01243 642105

Dated Dated 18 January 2021

Matt Davey
Head of Highways and Transport

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Local Health Network News: January 2021

COVID-19 update

People in West Sussex should now follow national lockdown rules. This means you must stay at home. You can find a full list of what you can and cannot do on the Gov.uk website.

You can also find all the latest information and advice about coronavirus in West Sussex on the County Council webpages. Information includes:

The West Sussex  Community Hub which is open 8.00am – 8.00pm, seven days a week is focused on helping the most vulnerable people in the county by providing support, information and guidance.NHS Volunteer Responders are also still providing vital support to people vulnerable to COVID-19 and this will continue until at least March 2021. The scheme continues to accept new referrals, and volunteers are ready to provide vital support to those who meet the criteria. You can contact the NHS Volunteer Responder Service online or call on 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm seven days a week).Could you donate plasma to help treat coronavirus patients? NHS Blood and Transplant is asking for people who have had COVID-19 to consider donating blood plasma which could be used to treat others. You can register your interest online and there is a donation centre in West Sussex..All the latest national advice and guidance is available on the Gov.uk website.


Keep up to date with the latest on the COVID-19 vaccination

The NHS in Sussex continues to make good progress with the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

We are working to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible. This is the largest vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS and it will take time to get it to everyone. The pace of progress depends to a large extent on the availability and supply of the vaccine.

As the vaccine is rolled out there are three important messages for the public:

  • The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn. Services are very busy providing care and rolling out the vaccine, so please wait to be contacted.
  • Please act on your invite when it comes.
  • The vaccine is one of our best defences against COVID-19 but for now it is essential that we do all we can to stop the spread of the virus. Adhering to the current restrictions and remembering hands, face and space will save lives and help the NHS.

You can find all of the most up to date information including a list of all the GP vaccination sites in West Sussex by visiting the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website.

We are aware that some people have received fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Please be alert to these types of scams and remember the vaccination is free of charge and the NHS will never ask for your bank details.

The new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is being rolled out to General Practice led vaccination services in Sussex making it easier to protect care home residents and other vulnerable people against COVID-19.


Dry January

Dry January is an annual campaign which encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK. Taking part in Dry January has some real benefits including

  • reducing your waistline
  • boosting your energy levels
  • saving you money

Not to mention it will do your body a lot of good. It is also a way to reset your relationship with alcohol and drink more healthily all year-round.

People who sign up for Dry January, whether online or via the free app are TWICE as likely to make it through the whole month alcohol-free compared to those who go it alone.

The West Sussex Wellbeing website is a great source of trusted information and advice to help people improve their health and wellbeing all year round. The website has more information about local support available, support for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking, and alcohol advice during COVID-19.


Shielding of Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

Shielding advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) people has been reintroduced.

People within this category will be eligible for support to stay at home including free delivery of medicines (where friends, family, or local volunteers are unable to provide help) and statutory sick pay where people are unable to work from home.

The Government will once again be writing to all CEV individuals in England to inform them of the advice and support available.

We know that this may be a difficult and worrying time for people and we anticipate that patients may have questions about the advice they should follow. We are very grateful for your continued efforts in supporting those at highest risk from COVID-19 during the pandemic and will provide further updates as necessary.


Update to maternity services

Due to the current unprecedented situation with an increase in cases of COVID-19 across Sussex, immediate changes are being made to maternity services to ensure that all births can take place as safely as possible.

The safety of births is our priority, so across Sussex the decision has been made to suspend planned homebirths and births at stand-alone midwife led units at this time.

Our teams are working to ensure that our maternity services are as accommodating as possible. There are many ways you can be supported to ensure your birth is a positive experience, as close as possible to the experience you were expecting. The home birthing teams and midwife-led unit midwives will be available to continue to provide care if you were planning a home birth or a midwife-led unit birth.


Sussex Carers Partnership Project

Three Sussex Carers Centres including Carer Support West Sussex are inviting unpaid, family and friend carers across Sussex to a series of discussion workshops this month. The workshops will explore carers’ experiences of using healthcare services in order to make specific recommendations which will be shared with local NHS and care organisations..

There are three virtual sessions which will focus on the following topics:

  • Carers and Coronavirus: Planning for Recovery | Tuesday 26 January | 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Caring Doesn’t Come with A ‘How To’ Manual: Exploring Carers’ Experiences of Navigating Healthcare Systems | Wednesday 27 January | 2:00 – 3:00pm
  • The Invisible Army: Making Carers Visible | Wednesday 27 January | 6:00 – 7:00pm

All of the sessions will be hosted on Zoom – an online conference platform – and you can find out more or  register online at Carers Support West Sussex.


Read the latest news from our partner organisations…


Small bites

  • The next meeting of the CCGs Governing Body takes place on Tuesday 9 February between 9.30am and midday.
  • Meeting papers for the next Primary Care Commissioning Committees in Common are available to read. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 19 January from 10am – 12.40pm

Read an open letter on behalf of the Clinical Chairs of Sussex CCGs.

Citizens Advice in West Sussex

The Citizens Advice Bureau have a new freephone number for Adviceline: phone 0808 278 7969.

Phone us for free, impartial advice: Monday-Friday: 9:00am ~ 4:30pm.

If our phone lines are busy we also have email and web chat:
website Citizens Advice in West Sussex

Crawley Moves to Tier 4 – Council Services Update

Send on behalf of Crawley Borough Council

With Crawley being placed under tier 4 restrictions from Boxing Day, several Crawley Borough Council buildings and services will close or operate differently.

The Town Hall, which is now closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday, will remain closed from Monday 4 January until further notice.

Despite this, our services will continue to operate and we will be providing additional services for our most vulnerable residents and distributing the latest round of grants to local businesses once we have received guidance from the government.

With the Town Hall closed, there are several ways to continue to access council services. Visit website crawley.gov.uk for service information and website my.crawley.gov.uk for access to rubbish and recycling updates for your home, your Council Tax account and our extensive library of forms.

To pay by debit or credit card you can do so online at website crawley.gov.uk/payments, over the phone by calling our automated payments line on phone 01293 438312 or at your bank.

The full list of changes is:

  • The Town Hall closed to the public at 4pm on Wednesday 23 December
  • K2 Crawley and the Broadfield 3G pitch will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve
  • The Bewbush Centre Gym will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve
  • Tilgate Nature Centre will close on Christmas Eve
  • Community centres will be closed and only open for pre-schools and crèches if schools are closed
  • The Hawth will close on Christmas Eve after the performances of the pantomime and A Christmas Carol. The pantomime has been filmed and will be available to watch on The Hawth’s website at website hawth.co.uk
  • The Employ Crawley Youth Hub will continue to operate with virtual appointments from 4 January. To arrange an appointment call phone 07814 903871 / 07909 730956 or email email employcrawley@crawley.gov.uk
  • All public toilets will close except the toilets next to the car park at Tilgate Park. All toilets will remain accessible to people with a Radar Key
  • Tennis courts and multi-use games area will only remain open for use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household

Waste, recycling and garden waste collections will continue, although these will be on different dates due to Christmas and New Year. To find your dates and to download your 2021 calendar visit website Collection Days

Pest control and housing repairs will continue as they have over the past few months. All council play areas and outdoor gyms will remain open although as resources for cleaning them are limited they are to be used at people’s own risk.

Applications for tier 4 business grants will open shortly. More details about how to apply will be published when the council receives guidance from the government.

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Borough Council, said: “We all must do everything we can to help reduce transmission, the sooner we can get rates back under control the sooner we can return to normal, and that includes local authorities.

“While all council workers will continue to work hard for the town through this period, some facilities will have to close and the way we deliver others will have to change in order to help stop the pandemic spreading.”

For up-to-date information visit website crawley.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow Crawley Borough Council on Twitter and Facebook Facebook Crawley Council

Putting Communities First

Putting Communities First is a local grant programme that is open to bids from November 30th 2020 until 22 January 2021.


This is a 12 month programme to ensure that Crawley-based communities are supported to deliver services to support those communities identified as being most effected as a result of Covid-19.
Existing or new community groups are invited to submit bids of up to £5,000 aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of their local community.

Full details and information on how to apply are available at
Facebook www.facebook.com/Putting-Communities-First-Crawley
website Putting-Communities-First-Crawley
email pcf20@crawley.gov.uk

If you have any questions or want to discuss an idea you have for a project please do not hesitate to get in touch

Vaccination Champions Promotion

Do you want to make a difference? Would you like to promote the health of the Sussex population?

We are seeking volunteers to become Vaccination Champions to help the NHS in Sussex raise awareness of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccination Champions are part of an exciting new way of helping the NHS in Sussex communicate about the COVID-19 vaccine and dispel myths on the vaccine.

We would particularly welcome applications from:

  • Ethnically diverse communities, including Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
  • Faith groups and communities
  • Older people
  • People with physical and sensory disabilities
  • People living in rural communities
  • Carers and parent carers
  • People who live in Bognor Regis, Crawley, Eastbourne, Hastings, Hangleton, Littlehampton, Moulsecoomb, Newhaven, Peacehaven & Whitehawk.

Vaccination Champions receive expenses and will be offered a £20 Amazon Voucher on completion of training and tasks as agreed.

Vaccination Champions will be asked to attend one 2.5 hour session on either the following dates:

  • Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 11 am – 1.30 pm
  • Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 5.30 pm – 8 pm
  • Monday 25 January 2021 at 5.30 pm – 8 pm

We are very happy to share more with you about this opportunity. If you would like to find out more, please contact us today using the details below.

Applications to become a Vaccination Champion can be made in written form and by telephone supported by the CCGs’ Public Involvement team. Please submit your application by Monday 4 January 2021.
Contact us today and sign up to be involved in something great for your local community and for yourself:
For further information, please review the:

  • Vaccination Champions Volunteer Profile
  • Vaccination Champions Application Form


WRITE TO: NHS West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, Wicker House, High Street, Worthing BN11 1DJ
website covid-19-vaccination-champions
phone 0792 024 4988 or 07881 501 356
email sxccg.involvement@nhs.net

WSCC – Public Notice

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West Sussex will be in Tier 2 from next week

New local restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus will come into effect next week. The government has announced that from Wednesday (December 2), West Sussex will be in Tier 2.

This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, and some additional restrictions will need to be in place.

You can find a full breakdown of the new restrictions here.

National restrictions continue to apply until December 2.

Find out more


Local support for NHS Test & Trace

Test and trace

A new service has just gone live to support the national NHS Test and Trace system.

Working from West Sussex County Council’s COVID-19 Community Hub, the
Local Tracing Partnership will take on responsibility for contacting individuals across East and West Sussex who have received a positive COVID-19 test result, but were unable to be contacted by the national NHS Test and Trace team within 48 hours.

Residents in West Sussex who need to be contacted by the Community Hub, will receive a text, call or email from one of the below:

  • Text: COVID TRACE
  • Phone: 01243 642153
  • Email: West Sussex County Council Local COVID Tracing Partnership

Find out more


Immunisation job opportunities

immunisation recruitment

The NHS is looking for people who can help deliver the biggest ever immunisation programme that Sussex has ever seen.

They’re looking for trained vaccinators and people who they can safely train to be vaccinators. This includes people who can work as flexibly as possible, including evenings and weekends.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) also need people who can support the programme, including administrators, front-of-house staff, drivers and operations managers.

If you can help, please look at the job opportunities being advertised on the SCFT website, where you can also apply.

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Pop-up Cycle Lanes – Crawley Observer

Anger towards pop-up cycle lanes
30th September 2020 – Crawley Observer

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Staff Reporter
email crawleyobserver@jpimedia.co.uk

A petition calling for the removal of Crawley’s, pop-up cycle lanes has now been signed by more than 4,000 people.

A sign warning motorist of pop-up cycle lanes in Crawley

Last week the Crawley Observer reported the petition was launched to remove Crawley’s two routes from Three Bridges to Manor Royal and Pound Hill to the town centre The temporary cycle lanes were set up by West Sussex County Council after receiving money from central Government to help support active travel as the country emerges from lockdown.

We asked our online readers if the pop-up lanes should stay or go.

Janice Wells said: “They should definitely go. This scheme has caused nothing but major congestion, confusion and in my opinion these areas are so much more dangerous for cars and cyclists alike! I hate driving out of Maidenbower now its just ridiculous planning at best….crazy !!!”

Austen Michael Thompson said: “I have been run off the road too many times even in cycle lanes because cars think that I shouldn’t be there, clearly they have not read the highway code completely :-)) “All in all, the cycle lanes are good but the cones are there so that people know the road is changing.”

Becky Beagley said: “There are miles of cycle lanes already in place in and around Crawley especially in the industrial area and cyclists still cycle on the road, next to the cycle lane!!! Can’t wait for the potholes when the posts are finally removed!!”

Alex Clifford said: “I cycle to work every day and I think they are the most stupid thing I’ve ever seen.”

Mick Holland said: “They should never have even popped up in the first place the highway code states that you can’t drive in the chevrons so you remove the chevrons to make way for a Covid 19 pop up cycle lane which no one is using all you have done is make it more dangerous for anyone using the road.”

Andrew Keith said: “They should be removed and replaced with a proper cycle network, and police who actually enforce the law and stop people cycling on footpaths illegally, and illegally using electric scooters.”

Danielle Kail said: “I think we should have all pedestrian paths shared with bikes too…I don’t think bikes should be considered safe on a road personally (I never feel safe: on a road when on a bike, and certainly wouldn’t with my two children). Either that or have much narrower but secure lanes for them, bikes don”t need a lane as wide as a car … I want to see more bike lanes/accessible spaces for bikes (at least all cycle paths joining up around Crawley … on the shared pathways),”

Tim Taylor said: “Let’s face it, they are there to appease the minority who have been the most Vocal. There’s no requirement for them.”

Lynne Sparshott, said: “Definitely go! An accident waiting to happen and an absolute nightmare, I’ve still yet to see a cyclist using it.”