News

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

June 2019

Draft East Grinstead Conservation Area Appraisal

26 June 2019

Council offers grant funding for Silver Sunday celebrations

26 June 2019

Mid Sussex District Council is offering grants of £250 to help local groups host fun events for older people as part of Silver Sunday 2019.

Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities. This year Silver Sunday is on 6 October and Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging local people to show their support by organising an enjoyable activity for people over the age of 65.

The Council is offering grants of £250 to any group that would like to organise a Silver Sunday event. The offer is available to all, from large charities right through to small community groups who would like to show their appreciation for their older neighbours.

Silver Sunday is a special day in the national calendar when everyone can come together to celebrate older people: a day where older people feel valued and are given new opportunities to get out, keep their minds and bodies active, learn new skills, make new friends and connect with the communities and generations around them.

The opportunities for Silver Sunday activities are endless. Dance lessons, a theatre trip, museum tour or simply a coffee morning, a Silver Sunday event really can be anything as long as it brings older residents together.

To apply for a grant simply complete an online application form at www.midsussex.gov.uk/grants and submit it by Saturday 3 August June 2019.

For further information contact Regina Choudhury, MSDC Community Development Officer on 01444 477495 or email culture@midsussex.gov.uk.

250th Anniversary of East Court

24 June 2019

East Grinstead Town Council is proud to be the current custodian of East Court. This year an exhibition in the main hall, celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the building. There will also be a family event followed by a Mayoral Quiz on August 6th. Details to follow.

Built in 1769, the house was initially a family home set in 900 acres, including three additional farmsteads.

Over the years it became an army barracks, was squatted and finally home to East Grinstead’s Urban District Council, later to become East Grinstead Town Council.

Come along to East Court, to see how the house has changed in this free an exhibition covering the last 250 years.

Open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday – College Lane East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 3LT 01342 323636

This exhibition will run through to the end of the year, however opening times may change as events may make the hall inaccessible to the public. Please call to check if exhibition is open.

Mid Sussex Applauds – new community awards announced

19 June 2019

Chairman Cllr Colin Trumble has announced the first round of brand new community awards, Mid Sussex Applauds. The Awards aim to highlight the fantastic work of individuals and organisations across the district, recognising our connections and celebrating our community.

Mid Sussex Applauds will encompass two previous award schemes: the Young Volunteer Awards and the Community Service Awards. In addition there are new categories for those who help keep the community clean and green, support active lifestyles and sport, or work to bring communities together. In total there are eight categories –

  • Stronger Communities – a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity
  • Young Achiever Award – against all the odds, someone who has overcome significant obstacles and made a positive difference to their own lives or to other young people through education, campaigning or helping another overcome a difficult situation or personal problem
  • Take Pride in Mid Sussex – This award will recognise residents who dedicate their time and energy into keeping Mid Sussex clean and green, take pride in their local area by creating community gardens, painting local spaces, upcycling or encouraging others to recycle.
  • Young Volunteer of the year – recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – an individual who has made a substantial commitment to the community in their lifetime
  • Stronger Together – an individual who has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity
  • Good Sport Award – a club or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting activity or sport in Mid Sussex
  • Business in the Community Award – recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life

Mid Sussex District Council Chairman Councillor Colin Trumble commented, “We know that in this area we have fantastically supportive people who, whether individually or as part of an organisation, go above and beyond what is expected, for the benefit of their community. Mid Sussex Applauds is our chance to recognise this, tell their stories and celebrate these achievements.”

Residents are encouraged to take part in the straightforward nomination process which will open on 1st July and continue at www.midsussex.gov.uk/applauds until 31st August, when nominations close.

The very first Mid Sussex Applauds award ceremony will take place on Sunday 13th of October.

Local businesses and employers are being encouraged to get involved by supporting Mid Sussex Applauds, contact comms@midsussex.gov.uk to find out more.

East Grinstead’s Play Day – 30th July 2019

14 June 2019

Town Mayor awards certificates of achievement

6 June 2019

Town Mayor Danny Favor presented certificates of achievement to 16 EG & District Scouts  at and event held at Trinity Methodist Church.

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings

6 June 2019

Traffic came to a stop in East Grinstead at 11am morning as the Town Mayor laid a wreath to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings.

Join us on World Environment Day and take action now to reduce the impact of Climate Change in West Sussex

5 June 2019

A major campaign to encourage us all to play a part in reducing the impact of climate change has been launched today by the County Council.

The West Sussex Climate Pledge asks everyone in the county to commit to making small changes in key areas:

  • Make low carbon journeys – reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality.
  • Save water and energy – conserving the resources around us and opting for renewable energy sources where possible.
  • Pass on plastic – avoiding single-use plastics and recycling wherever possible.
  • Shop local – using local produce, from local stores, to support the economy and cut down on the distance goods are transported.
  • Fight against food waste – avoiding the wasted time and energy it takes to produce food and the cost and environmental impact of disposal.

With over 850,000 people living in West Sussex we can all work together to make a change.

Find out more and make your pledge by:

Town Mayor joins Tadpoles Swimming Club AGM

5 June 2019

East Grinstead Town Mayor Danny Favor joined the Tadpoles Swimming Club for the Disabled for their AGM held at the Kings Centre on 14th May. During the event he was delighted to present certificates and awards to members for their amazing achievements, and also to recognise three staff members as they retired, for their tireless work for the club, making sure members had a safe and enjoyable experience.

Mayor attends dinner celebration

5 June 2019

On 17 May East Grinstead Town Mayor Danny Favor attended a leaving dinner celebration organised by the  East Grinstead  Catenian Circle at Sweetwoods Golf Club for Fr Steven Purnell. The Catenians are an association of Catholic laymen who are committed to their Faith, their families, to those in need and to each other. The primary purpose is to establish a network of friends, which enhances their family life, strengthens their Faith and sustains them in difficult times. They support each other, the Catholic Church, young people and those in need.

D-Day Anniversary wreath laying

3 June 2019

The East Grinstead Town Mayor will lay a wreath on Thursday 6th June at 11 am at the High Street war memorial.  Please join us for 1 minutes silence to remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings  The traffic in the High Street will be temporarily paused for the silence.

Town Mayor’s Charity Music Quiz

1 June 2019

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