As part of the traffic calming scheme two trees were felled in Church Street. The Council were investing the replacement of the trees and were informed by West Sussex County Council that the preferred method is for the new trees to become the responsibility of the County Council. As such a donation of £150.00 per tree is required to be made.
At a recent Parish Council meeting it was suggested that members of the public may like to become involved in the project, if you would like to sponsor a tree please contact the Clerk.
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR
Due to the resignation of Councillor Rob Wild there is a vacancy, please see here
Please note, there are now two councillor vacancies - if you are interested in becoming a councillor, please see here for further details.
Under the Transparency section of this website there is a heading "New councillors information" - this gives you a good idea of what a councillor's role is. Also, do not forget, for an informal chat, please contact the clerk or the Chairman of the Council, Mr David Buckley.
The following has been brought to the Council's attention:
"Sometime on Monday evening someone deposited a large boot full of junk in our field. We had to clear the area so that we could get through the gate.
We contacted HDC and someone called us back and we gave the details. She said we shouldn’t have moved the rubbish as moving it onto the verge could be called fly tipping!!
Anyway, she is going to arrange for the rubbish to be removed and we have to pay a £50 charge."
What should you do if you are in this situation: try and move as little as possible and report the fly tipping to West Sussex County Council on
Jonna, Clerk to Rudgwick Parish Council
The Council has been made aware of certain concerns within the village regarding the admissions policy at Hawkridge, which has been under the management of Mount Green Housing Association since 2017. Like all housing associations Mount Green are under pressure from regulators to fill vacancies within very short periods, but they continue to give priority to local people who satisfy the relevant criteria for sheltered social housing when vacancies arise.
We are satisfied that Mount Green are operating their admissions policy in a manner that is consistent with both the terms of Miss Briggs’ will and the governing documentation of the Hawkridge Housing Association.
As Hawkridge Housing Association no longer exists, and its previous committee members are no longer involved, anyone who retains any concerns about this should be directed to Mount Green Housing Association. Details can be found on their website: https://www.mountgreen.org.uk/ "
The application process for children due to start school in September 2020 will begin on Monday 7 October 2019.
A poster will be displayed on council noticeboards.
• Apply online at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions
• Applications can be made between 7 October 2019 and 15 January 2020
• Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February 2020
• Further information for parents is available on our website now
Staff are available to support on 03330 142 903 Applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school. WSCC Education team would therefore be grateful if all parents apply by the closing date.