A host of highways maintenance schemes have started across West Sussex. The extensive programme of work, funded by the Department for Transport’s £6million capital injection announced last year, includes: • Surface treatments to improve roads and footways • Improvements to highway bridges • Vehicle safety barrier upgrades • Some drainage improvements Roger Elkins, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “The DfT’s October 2018 announcement of £6million in grant funding for West Sussex Highways was great news. “Since then, senior Highways officers have applied their extensive knowledge and professional expertise in compiling a programme of works which will make best use of the extra funding.“It is important to realise that this is not the same as the Pothole Action Fund and is to be used for a range of local highway maintenance. Some of the money will be used to treat and … [Read more...] about These are the places in West Sussex where £6million will be spent on highways improvements
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Unique achievements and talents of young people in care have been showcased and celebrated at the annual EPIC Awards. Recognising exceptional people in care, the awards received the highest yet number of nominees and all 283 were recognised at a ceremony toasting the inspirational, big-hearted and creative children in care and care leavers across West Sussex. Hayley Connor, head of integrated prevention and earliest help at West Sussex County Council, said: “The resilience, creativity and joy in the room celebrating each child, young person and adult who provides care and support was completely overwhelming and inspirational.”Organised by the Children in Care Council with support from West Sussex County Council, this year’s EPIC Awards had a Harry Potter theme. Many of the 625 children, families, carers and staff volunteers attending were dressed as wizards to add to a spellbinding day.Sarah Daly, head of children’s social care at West Sussex County Council, … [Read more...] about Epic achievements of children in care in West Sussex recognised
As the nights draw in and Christmas approaches lights, trees and decorations will start springing up across West Sussex, bringing warmth and sparkle to the county. Several towns are holding late night shopping and Christmas light switch on events, here is our handy list so you can grab a warm drink, pull on your best Christmas jumper and join the fun.ArundelSaturday, December 8, 12pm to 7pmReal Christmas trees decorated with simple white lights adorn all the shops, restaurants and pubs, plus many private houses, creating an elegant and sophisticated scene. In the town square a traditional tall Christmas tree donated by the Duke of Norfolk’s estate will shine brightly against the early evening sky.http://www.arundel.org.uk/arundel-by-candlelightBognor RegisSaturday, November 24Bognor Regis Town Council hosts a free afternoon of live music and entertainment, followed by the stunning Christmas lights switch-on.For further details visit … [Read more...] about West Sussex Christmas lights switch ons: Where are they? When do they start? How much does it cost?
Here are the latest planned road closures across West Sussex. These are for a variety of work and cover the period October 18 to November 1.The carriageway works being undertaken by West Sussex Highways are subject to last-minute date changes due to factors such as weather conditions or emergency work taking priority. The works may start at any time up to five days from the planned start date given. On-street, yellow ‘Advanced Warning’ boards will provide details of latest dates. North Drive, Angmering. Carriageway Patching.Road Closure. October 30.Brantridge Lane, Balcombe. Access overhead. Openreach network and tree cutting. Road Closure. October 31 - November 9.Crouch Lane, Barlavington. Carriageway pothole repairs. Road Closure. November 1.North Bersted Street, Bersted. Lay new gas main. Road Closure.Until November 5.Adversane Lane, Billingshurst. In conjunction with Footway Reconstruction on Stane Street. Road Closure. October 15 - November 2.Hawthorn Road, Bognor … [Read more...] about Road closures planned for West Sussex
Crawley-based singing group The Spinettes are back on the road with more village-hall type dates in aid of Alzheimer’s, including a performance at Angmering. Melanie Cripps, who is married to fellow singer Matthew Goodgame, said: “We sing songs from the 40s to the present day. “We do have some modern songs, but we put a vintage twist on them.“Matthew sings anything from Elvis to Rat Pack and musical theatre and rock ‘n’ roll, and we have a lot of banter between us. “Matthew is amazing with the audience, but it is really good that it is not just him and that it is not just us. There is also something for the men and for the women. And the children absolutely love us. I think the youngest we have in the audience is two… and they go right the way on up to 92! Everybody loves us and they can dance if they want to.“We run our own bar and it is very relaxed. We have an interval where people can stretch their legs.“People say to us … [Read more...] about West Sussex dates for The Spinettes