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NEWSFEED 


 

 

A NEW FUEL FILLING

 

STATION FOR

 

BILLINGSHURST? 

 

 

Proposals to develop a new fuel filling

station on land adjacent to Newbridge

Road and the A29 in Billingshurst will be

presented to Parish Councillors

on Wednesday 7 March at 7pm at the

Billingshurst Centre.

 

 

Consultants appointed by developers have conducted initial door to door surveying of local residents close to the site and are keen to share this feedback with the Parish Council, and receive any comments and questions Councillors may have.

 

 

Residents are also encouraged to come along and listen and have their say.

 

 

BILLINGSHURST

 

COMMUNITY

 

SPEEDWATCH

 

AN UPDATE

 

 

You may remember that last year, the

Parish Council appealed for local

residents to come forward and form a

Community Speedwatch Group.  The

Speedwatch Co-ordinators have recently

provided us with another update which

you can read below.

 

 

 We are up and running after a false start on Saturday 3rd February when we got rained off. However, our second outing was on the 6th February on Maringdean Road which proved to be very informative and also helpful for our resilient volunteers on such a freezing cold morning. The impact of our presence was immediately evident on what can be a fast road with most motorists slowing down as soon as they spotted us. Sadly we did have to log two speeding drivers at our first posi...tion along the road and another on our second. One lucky speeder (40 in the 30 limit) escaped us due to a filthy number plate causing some confusion. We were all a little apprehensive about the task ahead but everyone was happy and we met no opposition from motorists and very much support from passing pedestrians who seemed to universally support the campaign.

 

More campaigns are planned and more sophisticated equipment expected in the not too distant future.

  

So please, don't think this is an "old people's" pastime or you have to be retired, the CSW teams are open to everyone of all ages. It only takes up a very small amount of time at irregular intervals of no more than two hours per session. You can regulate your availability yourself and turn out as much or as little as you like.

 

    To find out more about the Community Speedwatch scheme, please click HERE

       

 

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD

 

WARDENS

 

FOR BILLINGSHURST

 

 

 We now have a dedicated

area which can be found on the top 

left-hand side of this front

page which gives more

information on the Neighbourhood

Warden Schemehow the Council

consulted with local residents, and

the decision taken by Councillors on

whether to proceed.

  

 

 

BANK CLOSURES 

 

 

Following the announcement of the closure of

 

the Billingshurst branches of both

 

NatWest and Lloyds Banks next spring,

 

representatives of each bank were invited to attend

 

Council meetings where members of the public were

 

also invited to listen and ask questions.

 

 

Representatives of NatWest Bank attended a meeting

 

on Wednesday 10 January and the report from that

 

meeting can be read HERE

 

 

 

The Parish Council was very sorry that Lloyds Bank

 

chose to withdraw at the eleventh hour from a meeting

 

they had agreed to attend with Councillors and

 

residents on 18 January, to discuss the closure of their

 

Billingshurst branch.  However a big thank you

 

to the 30 residents who still stayed for an hour and let

 

Councillors know what they think.  We will now be

 

taking all these points to Lloyds when we meet with

 

them in (at their request), private, and will let you know

 

of their responses.  A report from the meeting of

 

18 January 2018 is available HERE.


  

 

      

 Billingshurst Parish

Neighbourhood Plan

 

This is the community's Neighbourhood Plan and we want YOU to get involved

 

 Please look at the dedicated page on the left hand side of this website to find out more about this important local project.  

 

Meetings are held on a monthly basis, please email sarah@billingshurst.gov.uk or clerk@billingshurst.gov.uk if you would like to get involved.


 

 

ARE YOU 'WINTER READY'?

  

UK Power Networks is working with the other Electricity Distribution Networks and our trade body, Energy Networks Association, on a new national campaign called Be Winter Ready.

 

Be Winter Ready aims to encourage people to prepare in case they experience a power cut or gas emergency this winter. 

We’re contacting all of our stakeholders to make you aware of the campaign and to ask if you could help share this important information.

Background

In recent years the chances of unscheduled problems with electricity and gas supply have dropped dramatically. Since 1990, network companies have invested £80bn in improving the reliability of local energy networks in the UK. As a result, on average, electricity customers have a power cut just once every two years and gas distribution customers will have their gas supply interrupted without advance notice just once every 40 years.
 
Whilst the UK’s gas and electricity supply is very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption.

 

Steps you can take to ‘Be Winter Ready’:

  • Know your free emergency numbers: In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home: Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  • Register as a vulnerable customer: Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Click here to find out more about the Priority Services Register in London, the South and East of England or to sign up.
  • Keep your eyes open: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

 


   

  SOUTHERN  WATER

 

 

 Billingshurst sewer network

improvements


Please click the link below to view Southern Water's page showing information on the sewer network improvements along the Billingshurst bypass.

 

https://www.southernwater.co.uk/billingshurst

 

 

DO YOU HAVE TIME TO  

 

VOLUNTEER IN THE

 

BILLINGSHURST

 

POLICE OFFICE?  

 

 

The volunteer role consists of answering the telephone, data entry on the Police computer, a point of contact on the front counter, filing and relaying information from the public to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

 


If you would like to know more about the role please contact PCSO Adrian Bell as follows:-

 

Adrian.Bell@sussex.pnn.police.uk

 or

 Tel:   07912 892978

 

 

 Would you find it helpful to have more information when there is a Power Cut?

Call 105 

 

Recently launched, 105 is a new three-digit number that people can call to report or get information about power cuts.

 

Click here for more information