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The latest news published by East Grinstead Town Council can be found below.

July 2018

East Grinstead remembers

11 July 2018

At 5.10pm on Monday 9th July, East Grinstead Town Councillors, staff and members of the public came together at East Court War Memorial to commemorate an event in East Grinstead that saw the largest loss of life in a single event over all of Sussex during WW2. At exactly that time 75 years ago, an air raid over the town killed 108 people and injured 235. Most of the victims were children.

Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Favor laid a wreath of white roses to represent the innocence lost and this poignant moment was followed by 2 minutes of silence.

A plaque commemorating the event can be seen on the Whitehall Building in London Road; the site of the largest loss of life.

East Grinstead Armed Forces Day Saturday 30th June Celebrating all those associated with the armed forces, past and present

11 July 2018

A service of commemoration was held at the High Street War Memorial and was followed by a procession led by The East Grinstead concert band. The band, dignitaries and members of the public processed to East Court where further activities, exhibitions and WWI & RAF100 displays took place.

Lest We Forget

8 July 2018

IN a regular feature on the Town Council website, we will be remembering, on the anniversary of their deaths, the East Grinstead soldiers who died during WWI,  and who are named on the High Street War Memorial.

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This month we recall (as recorded on The Roll of Honour website):

Gilbert Harold COOMBER

Private TF/200698 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 34th .Division.

Killed in action near Grand Rozoy on the Marne 29. 7.18 Aged 20.

Son of George and Maria Coomber of 5, Mill Cottages, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in Horsham. Brother of Sergeant Albert Coomber.

Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial.MR. 18.

Charles William HUMPHREY

Private 36825 12th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment. 31st Division.

Killed in action 24. 7.18. Aged 18.

Son of Arthur and Sarah Humphrey of 30, Stockwell Road, East Grinstead. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Brighton.

Buried Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbcque F. 19

William Stanley TIZZARD

Private TF/ 200181 1/4th Battalion, Thessex Regiment. 34th Division.

Killed in action at Grand Rozoy on the Marne 29. 7.18. Aged 21.

Son of George and Mary Anne Tizzard of 7, Railway Approach, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead.

Buried Raparie British Cemetery, Villemontoire F. 524

Henry UNDERWOOD

Lance Corporal 21835 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division.

Died of wounds 1. 7.18.

Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Kingston on Thames

Buried Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux Berquin F. 352

All change as flexible payment machines arrive in town centre car parks

4 July 2018

Mid Sussex District Council is giving you the choice to pay for parking by card, cash or phone in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath town centre car parks.

New payment machines will help make parking as quick and simple as possible by enabling you to pay for parking with your bank card or by calling, texting or using an app on your mobile phone.

You can still pay for parking with cash in the conventional way but mobile payment is being introduced alongside cash payments as a handy alternative.

The MiPermit app is a quick, easy-to-use mobile phone service that allows you to pay for parking electronically, rather than with cash at a machine. By using the app you will not even have to visit the ticket machine and you can request a text message reminder when your parking is about to expire.

Councillor Marsh, Cabinet Member for Service Delivery said, “This is a progressive step for our well-used town centre car parks and an end to the frustration of not having the right change at the right time.

“The app also offers the option to extend your parking without returning to your vehicle, which is great when you find you need more time in town.”

The new machines are expected to be installed in time for the summer holidays.

Level 3 heat warning issued to West Sussex residents

2 July 2018

Residents in West Sussex are being advised to take precautions with heatwave conditions continuing this week, according to the Met Office.

A Heat Health Watch Level 3 has been issued for the South East from today (2 July) until tomorrow night, with highs of 31˚C during the day, and 16˚C expected overnight.

High temperatures are then expected to continue into the weekend.

West Sussex County Council is reminding us to take extra care, as heat can have a severe impact on health, and during hot spells vulnerable groups, such as the very young, older people, and those with underlying medical conditions, can feel the effects of the heat more.

Hot weather can also make heart and breathing problems worse.

West Sussex Cabinet Member for Adults and Health Amanda Jupp said: “While many of us enjoy the heat at this time of year, high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for older people, young children, those with serious illnesses, and others who may be particularly vulnerable.

“During this period, please make sure you keep well hydrated with plenty of cool drinks, keep safe in the sun, use sun cream, wear a hat and look for shade if you feel you need to cool down.

“I would also encourage you to look out for anyone who may need help maintaining their health and wellbeing, or anyone struggling to cope with the heat.”

Some tips on how to cope in the hot weather are:

  • avoid getting too hot in the first place – keep windows closed if it is cooler inside, close curtains or blinds. Open windows again when it starts to get cooler outside and temperatures drop but be mindful of security
  • check your home’s thermostat or thermometer to see how hot your home is getting
  • have plenty of cold drinks and avoid alcohol
  • have regular cool baths and showers
  • avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day (11am to 3pm), stay in the shade and avoid strenuous activity
  • wear appropriate cool, light clothing and a hat
  • when going outside, make sure you and your family use sun cream at all times to protect your skin

For more advice, you can visit our Safer Seasons page.

Anyone worried about their health during hot weather or a heatwave, especially if taking medication, feeling unwell or having any unusual symptoms such as weakness, feeling faint, headache, muscle cramps, feeling sick, heavy sweating and intense thirst, should contact their doctor, speak to a pharmacist, call NHS 111, or visit the website. Alternatively get a neighbour or friend to help you get help.

East Court Live 2018

1 July 2018