East Grinstead Town Council » News http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk Located in the South East of England at the meeting point of the four counties of East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:26:19 +0000 hourly 1 Temporary Road Closures – East Grinstead http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/temporary-road-closures-east-grinstead-7/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:08:50 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8334 Road name Parish Description Traffic Management Start Date End Date Contractor Beeching Way East Grinstead Vegetation and debris clearance. Two-Way Signals. 02-Mar-2015 06-Mar-2015 West Sussex County Council Beeching Way East Grinstead Carriageway Resurfacing. Road Closure. 09-Mar-2015 14-Mar-2015 West Sussex County Council Beeching Way East Grinstead Bridge inspection. Overnight Road Closure. 09-Mar-2015 14-Mar-2015 West Sussex County Council Byron Grove East Grinstead Carriageway Resurfacing. Road Closure. 16-Mar-2015 17-Mar-2015 West Sussex County Council Chaucer Avenue East Grinstead Carriageway Resurfacing. Road Closure. 18-Mar-2015 19-Mar-2015 West Sussex County Council College Lane East Grinstead Bridge inspection. Two-Way Signals. 09-Mar-2015 14-Mar-2015 West Sussex County Council Middle Row East Grinstead Structural repairs to side of building. Road Closure. 16-Mar-2015 03-Apr-2015 Middlerow Saint Hill Road East Grinstead Drainage repairs. Two-Way Signals. 06-Mar-2015 06-Mar-2015 West Sussex County Council Turners Hill Road East Grinstead Access underground structure for new customer connection. Two-Way Signals. 16-Mar-2015 17-Mar-2015 BT West Hoathly Road East Grinstead Drainage repairs. Two-Way Signals. 05-Mar-2015 05-Mar-2015 West Sussex County Council


Graffiti, flooding and fly-posting – who do you call? The Outdoor Services Team! http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/graffiti-flooding-and-fly-posting-who-do-you-call-the-outdoor-services-team/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:06:11 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8330 THE Town Council Outdoor Services Team has cleared up six incidents of graffiti covering 105.5 square metres around the town and taken down 35 items of fly-posting over the past three months.

They have also inspected twittens, cleaned road signs and cut back plant growth where it was deemed to be blocking drivers’ sight lines.

With the recent wet weather, the team has also assisted in the inspection of gullies in areas prone to flooding.

Above: West Sussex Highways dealing with flooding in Gardenwood Road last week

St Swithun’s western wall replacement http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/st-swithuns-western-wall-replacement/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:32:20 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8326 THE western boundary wall of St Swithun’s, which runs by Pizza Express, is to be replaced at a cost of £47,302 which will be paid by Mid Sussex District Council.

Before the rebuilding work starts on Monday 16 March, some pruning of the yew canopy will take place.

The wall which forms the eastern boundary to the churchyard along Church Lane was tested and found to be safe.

It took on its distinctive patchwork appearance because it fell to local estate owners around the town to repair the wall at their own expense and with whatever materials they had to hand.

Patchwork eastern wall pictured above © Roy Henderson

High Street to Celebrate Freedom http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/high-street-to-celebrate-freedom/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:48:03 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8324 The theme for the High Street flower beds this year will be a Celebration of Freedom.

The beds, which last year took the Gold in the South and South East in Bloom competition,  will commemorate the Magna Carta, the Battle of Waterloo, the Women’s Institute , VE (Victory in Europe) Day and VJ (Victory in Japan) Day. East Grinstead Museum will be also holding exhibitions based around these five themes.

The colour scheme for the hanging baskets will be red and two shades of blue, and will contribute to the overall theme in the town.

Of the 220 hanging baskets ordered this year, 83 have been paid for by the business community.

The Bluebell Railway has ordered eight of the baskets for the first time.

DON’T dump rubbish in the Loop http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/dont-dump-rubbish-in-the-loop/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:47:40 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8322 THE Town Council’s Outdoor Team used heavy ropes to  remove rubbish which fly tippers have dumped into St Margaret’s Loop, the redundant railway cutting.

Access proved difficult because of the steep slopes, but the team eventually removed nine supermarket trollies, 1 MSDC recycling bin, a WSCC Highway Barrier, a reclining sofa chair and two bin liners containing bedding and a kettle.

The Town Council has now issued an appeal to the public to stop using  the site as a dumping ground as it not only raises environmental concerns but also risks the safety of the Outdoor team who have to clear up the mess.

Harroway Tree Surgeons also undertook a tree survey on trees growing on the top bank and abutting the rear of residential/commercial properties, and as a result emergency tree works were carried out on two sycamores and a wild cherry which had to be felled because they were leaning and in danger of falling.

The cost of the work topped £1,000.

Street name plates replaced in one year agreement http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/street-name-plates-replaced-in-one-year-agreement/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:46:47 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8318 ROADS around the town are getting new name plates thanks to a one-year agreement for their maintenance between the Town Council and Mid Sussex District Council.

So far 23 street name plates have been replaced – 15 in East Grinstead, and two each in Crawley Down, Sharpthorne, Turners Hill  and Ashurstwood.

But with only 40% of their £4,024 funding used, the Town Council will now seek to extend its agreement to three years in line with Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath Town Councils.

Become a local councillor: Make a difference event http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/become-a-local-councillor-make-a-difference-event/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:44:32 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8315 Are you concerned about your local area? Do you want to represent the views of local people? Do you want to contribute your business or personal skills and expertise? Are you passionate about services provided to your community? Your community needs you!

Reduction in Local Government funding may see services you take for granted reduced in the future.

Your Town Council could step in and fill the void in your community – to do this it will need your skills & enthusiasm.

If you would like to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community, why not stand for election?

East Grinstead Town Council are holding an event on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 6:30pm in the Cranston Suite, East Court, East Grinstead to tell you all about…

  • What your local council does
  • The role of a Local Councillor
  • How to get involved
Lest We Forget http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/lest-we-forget-5/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:41:25 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8312 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.


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

John Bonny

Sapper. 9261 56th Field Company The Royal Engineers.

Killed in action 12. 3.15. Aged 34.

Son of George and Esther Bonney of 21, Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead. Husband of Grace Bonney (remarried) of 39, Copyhold Road, East Grinstead.

Born and enlisted in East Grinstead.

Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29

Morden Edward Laws

Rifleman 9775 4th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 27th Division.

Died of wounds 18. 3.15. Aged 23.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E.Laws of 28, Chequers Road, East Grinstead. Born in Croydon and enlisted in Gosport, Hants.

Buried Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium

Photo credit B. Hamill

Have a Ball with the Mayor http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/have-a-ball-with-the-mayor/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:46:36 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8212

Meet the Leader of East Grinstead Town Council at Digital Question Time http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/articles/news/2015/03/meet-the-leader-of-east-grinstead-town-council-at-digital-question-time/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:17:44 +0000 East Grinstead Town Council http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/?p=8300