06/03/14 Neighbourhood Plan Update
10/02/14 4G Mobile and Potential Freeview TV Issues
Horsham District Council are publicising an organisation called "at800", who are responsible for helping to support people who may be affected by the 4G switch on for mobile phone services. "at800"are particularly interested in offering support to older/vulnerable and disabled residents.
The issue is that January 2014 saw the arrival of new 4G mobile services. These services may cause problems with TV reception, leading to loss of sound, blocky images or loss of some or all TV channels.Only those watching Freeview TV will be affected while those who watch TV via cable or satellite are unlikely to experience any problems. The solution to the problem is the fitting of a free "at800" filter.
In may cases viewers will be able to fit the filters themselves. However, "at800" will provide extra support to people who fall into any of these eligible categories :-
* aged 75 or over
* registered disabled
* registered blind or partially sighted
* have been living in a care home for 6 months or more
To enable viewers to find out what support is available and how to access help, "at800" have set up a contact centre. To get in touch, viewers should call :-
a) 0333 31 31 800 (Calls from landlines and mobiles are included in free call and inclusive minutes.Outside of call packages, calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute and calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute
b) 0808 13 13 800 (Free from landlines. Calls from mobiles vary in cost - check with your provider).
04/02/14 Garden Waste Scheme Renewals April 2014 to April 2015
The garden waste scheme has completed it's first year and it is now time for customers to make arrangements to renew the service with Horsham District Council for the next 12 months. The charge for the service is unchanged at £29 per annum.
Direct Debit customers will be notified by email or letter that the payment for the next year will be taken automatically from their accounts during March; debit and credit card customers will be contacted with details about how to make their payment.
For any queries please contact Horsham District Council on 01403 739459
04/02/14 Keep your recycling clean, dry and loose
RESIDENTS are being reminded by Horsham District Council to check that everything they put into their recycling bins is clean, dry and loose.Items should always be placed loose into the blue lidded recycle bin and not put into plastic carrier bags, as any material that is tied together will not be recycled.
The following items can be put into the household recycling bins in the Horsham District:
* glass bottles and jars
* cards and greetings cards and corrugated card
* drinks cartons and liquid food cartons
* all types of paper, including junk mail and envelopes
* newspapers, magazines, directories and brochures
* plastic bottles
* steel and aluminium cans and aerosols
An additional range of items can also be recycled at the two local Household Waste Recycling Sites, run by West Sussex County Council, at Hop Oast, Worthing Road, in Horsham and in Newbridge Road in Billingshurst.
For more information about recycling in the Horsham District, visit the Horsham District Council website (www.horsham.gov.uk), email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01403 733144.
15/11/13 Pulborough Snooker Club
Pulborough Snooker Club has been relaunched.
Situated at the rear of the Sports Pavilion the club is a vibrant, diverse and friendly club that has members of all ages.
If you like the thrill of competition or just enjoy a few frames the Pulborough Snooker Club is the place to come. Membership is only £10 per annum plus £15 for annual membership of the Social Club.
For further details please contact Terry Chriss on 01798 873252 or Mike Walsh on 07738338675 .
11/09/13 Storrington Low Emissions Zone
Following on from the public exhibition of the Storrington Air Quality Action Plan in February, further technical assessments have been carried out and the possibility of a 'Low Emission Zone' is being looked at for the village of Storrington. Further assessments of the traffic management options have been undertaken by Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council in consultation with Sussex Police.The technical assessment identified the principle of a ' Low Emission Zone' (LEZ) as being the most feasible traffic management option when compared to 'gating' and a 'Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) ban'.Whilst feedback from the public consultation was strongly in support of a total HGV ban, this option is proving challenging for Horsham District Council's partners (at West Sussex County Council and Sussex Police) on enforcement grounds. For further details, please see full Press Release
06/09/13 WSCC Highways Website
WSCC Highways Department have recently launched their own website (in collaboration with their contractor, Balfour Beatty Living Places) with the intention of giving their partners and residents up-to-date information on the services they provide in maintaining the public highway. To use this facility please visit www.westsussexhighways.org