News

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

March 2017

WSCC Supporting Lives Connecting People

20 March 2017

People in East Grinstead can now start having a conversation about their adult social care needs in a new way.

From this week, people are being encouraged to have early conversations with West Sussex County Council about their adult social care needs.

The aim is to reach out to people in their communities to help support their independence and quality of life.

A multi-disciplinary team from the county council will be based in the local area where they can talk with people about their circumstances.

For more information call 01243 642121 or email socialcare@westsussex.gov.uk.

Peter Catchpole, Cabinet Member for Adult Services at West Sussex County Council, said: “We recognise people like to have these conversations closer to where they live.

“We want to meet people, their families and carers in local settings to talk about the support they need and we’ll help people make the best use of their strengths, including family and community networks.

“The new approach is also intended to provide greater continuity of contact with members of staff.”

East Grinstead is one of the first areas to trial the new approach.

A number of other areas are also trialling the new way of working. If it proves successful, a decision will be taken in the autumn about introducing the new approach across the county from January 2018.

District Council by-elections called for two areas of Mid Sussex

14 March 2017

Following the recent resignation of two Mid Sussex District Councillors, by-elections have been called. One to elect a Councillor to serve Burgess Hill Franklands Ward and the other to represent Bolney Ward. Both by-elections will be on Thursday 4 May, alongside the West Sussex County Council elections.

The by-elections only concern registered electors in the electoral areas of Burgess Hill Franklands and Bolney; residents living in other areas of Mid Sussex will not vote for District Councillors but will be eligible to vote in County Council elections being held on the same day.

Candidates for the by-elections are yet to be determined and any registered elector in Mid Sussex is eligible for nomination. Local residents have until 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017 to submit candidate nominations.

For questions regarding nominations, voter registration or the electoral process please contact Mid Sussex District Council Electoral Services team at elections@midsussex.gov.uk or by calling 01444 477003.

Information about being a Councillor is available from the Council’s website www.midsussex.gov.uk. Additional guidance about being an election candidate and the various election procedures is available online from the Electoral Commission at www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

Get involved – become a Councillor

14 March 2017

Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging local people who want to make a difference in the community to consider standing for election as a County Councillor.

West Sussex County Council elections are being held on Thursday 4th May. Mid Sussex District Council runs all elections in the Mid Sussex area and is encouraging residents to find out more if they are considering standing for election as a County Councillor.

“Local councillors represent the views of local people and work to ensure that the interests of the community are taken into account,” said Tom Clark, Returning Officer for Mid Sussex. “You don’t have to be affiliated to a political party; politically neutral candidates can simply stand as an independent. All that is needed is a desire to make a difference and help to shape the future of the local community.”

Those looking for more information can find out more online at www.beacouncillor.co.uk/west-sussex. The website explains what councillors do, how councils work and what is expected of a councillor. There are answers to a range of frequently asked questions and other local Councillors explain why they chose to represent their local community.

Nominations for candidates open on Monday 27th of March and close on Tuesday 4th April at 4pm.

Any registered elector in West Sussex is eligible to stand for election in the 12 County Council divisions within the Mid Sussex area and candidates are not required to pay a deposit. However, anyone who intends to stand on behalf of a political party would need to be authorised by that party.

To find out more about the election, or get help on standing as a candidate, please contact Electoral Services at Mid Sussex District Council on elections@midsussex.gov.uk or call 01444 477222.

Young Volunteer of the Year Awards

13 March 2017

Public Rights of Way

‘Understanding dementia’ event

7 March 2017

Lest We Forget

7 March 2017

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):

Percy Charles BURGESS

Private TF/200804 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division.

Killed in action during the 1st Battle of Gaza 26. 3.17. Aged 19. Son of Robert and Lucy Burgess of West Street, East Grinstead.

Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Tonbridge, Kent. Employee of Woods, the Butcher of East Grinstead.

Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine MR. 34

William Henry GROVE

Private 22440 3rd Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment. 55th Division.

Died at home 8. 3.17. Aged 30. Son of William and Caroline Grove of East Grinstead. Husband of Mrs. Eugenie Beatrice Grove of 58, Plashet Grove, East Ham.

Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, North Wales.

Buried Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool.

George Catland INGRAM

Private TF/ 201166 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division.

Killed in action during the first battle of Gaza 26. 3.17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.Ingram of Queens Road, East Grinstead.

Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Horsham. Member of East Grinstead Football Club.

Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR. 34.

Edward WALDER

Private G/52561 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. 3rd Division.

Killed in action 21. 3.17.

Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Harlesden. Resident of Harlesden. Formerly with the Middlesex Regiment.

Buried Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras F.1182

Harry SANDERS

Private TF/200156 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division.

Killed in action during the fist battle of Gaza 26. 3.17. Aged 20. Son of Robert and Eliza Sanders of 36, Glen View Road, East Grinstead.

Born in Lewes and enlisted in East Grinstead.

Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Mr.34

Francis James SLOMAN

Private TF/200178 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Division.

Killed in action during the First Battle of Gaza 26. 3.17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sloman of East Grinstead. Employee of Rice Brothers.

Born in Midgham, Berkshire, and enlisted in East Grinstead.

Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine. MR. 34

 

Dementia Day

2 March 2017

Town Mayor’s Charity Music Quiz

1 March 2017