Household Waste Recycling Sites to accept more items from Monday 1st June 2020

The link is to Wednesday’s 27th Press Release https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/household-waste-recycling-sites-to-accept-more-items-from-monday-1st-june/

It highlights they will start accepting more items including wood, furniture and electrical items from Monday 1st June.

Residents will be able to dispose of the following items at all sites in West Sussex:

  • garden waste
  • general household waste
  • wood
  • cardboard
  • electrical items
  • bulky items
  • white goods
  • furniture.

Vans and pickup trucks with a permit can now enter sites. Trailers are still not allowed at this time, to help ensure social distancing and to limit queues.

It also provides information on the mobile services at Selsey and the Witterings will begin reopening from Thursday 4 June for green waste and general household waste only, starting with the Witterings.

Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The Government’s announcement further funds to support those organisations supporting vulnerable people and communities during this time.  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-unlocks-150-million-from-dormant-accounts-for-coronavirus-response

 

The National Lottery Community Fund  – Coronavirus Community Support Fund https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-05-20/statement-about-the-coronavirus-community-support-fund

This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

The Fund has two key objectives:

  • To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
  • To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.

 

Prioritising funding for communities affected by COVID-19

Prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. They are reviewing the situation on an on-going basis and will share any updates or developments on their website. So please only ask for what you need to support communities during this crisis.

Funding fall into 2 categories

  • Under £10,000
  • Over £10,000

 

What types of projects they fund

We want to fund activities supporting people and communities affected by COVID-19.

They will prioritise:

  • Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
  • Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19
  • Organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19.

They are responsible for promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all groups, and working to keep them safe. Anyone who applies for their funding needs understand  National Lottery our safeguarding policy

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/covid-19

Temporary road closure on Parsonage Road

WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL has notified us as follows:-

Temporary closure of Parsonage Road, North Horsham CP, 20th May 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from the date specified below, West Sussex County Council has
temporarily closed to all traffic Parsonage Road, North Horsham CP, in the Horsham District under
Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, on Parsonage Road for a
distance approx 37 metres
The temporary closure is scheduled to commence on 20th May 2020 for up to 5 days (It is
estimated to be completed on 21st May 2020) and is required for the safety of the public and
workforce while Network Rail undertakes Road Closure from the junctions with Foundry Lane to
Wimblehurst Road with works taking place on the level crossing to allow for tamping machine works
The restriction will be in place overnight only from 23:00 until 06:00
An alternative route will be signed on site but please visit https://one.network/?tm=117230727 for
more details.
Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the
closure.
For information regarding this closure please contact Network Rail on 03457 11 41 41 who will able
to assit with scope of these works.
Dated: 6th May 2020
Matt Davey
Director of Highways, Transport and Planning
West Sussex County Council
Report a problem with a road or pavement or raise a highways related enquiry
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Email: ttro@westsussex.gov.uk0727-3227561

Covid-19 related scams

On-the-spot fines

  • Police are warning against fraudsters claiming to be collecting on-the-spot fines for breaches of the government’s coronavirus guidelines. Officers were made aware of a teenage man being approached by three men in Brighton who claimed to be undercover police officers and issuing him with an on-the-spot fine for being out during the coronavirus lockdown. The men also had a device which took the payment on-the-spot. Sussex Police will not ask you to hand over money or make a card payment when they issue an on-the-spot fine, and officers will always be able to provide ID.

Doorstep crime

  • Criminals are targeting older people on their doorstep and offering to do their shopping. Thieves take the money and do not return. None of the community hub volunteers in the district will knock on your door unless you have asked for help and they will have ID.
  • Doorstep cleansing services are offering to clean drives and doorways to kill bacteria and help prevent the spread of the virus.

Online scams

  • Email scams try to trick people into opening malicious attachments, which put people at risk of identity theft with personal information, passwords, contacts and bank details at risk. Some of these emails have lured people to click on attachments by offering information about people in the local area who are affected by coronavirus.
  • Fake online resources, such as false Coronavirus maps, in fact deliver malware such as AZORult Trojan, an information stealing program which can infiltrate a variety of sensitive data. A prominent example that has deployed malware is ‘corona-virus-map[dot]com’.

Refund scams

  • People seeking holiday refunds should be wary of fake websites set up to falsely offer holiday refunds. Instead they collect your personal data.

Counterfeit goods

  • Fake sanitisers, face masks and Covid-19 swabbing kits are being sold online and door-to-door. These products can often be dangerous and unsafe. There are reports of some potentially harmful hand sanitiser containing glutaral (or glutaraldehyde), which was banned for human use in 2014. Please note that sanitisers bought from a reputable source are safe to use.

Telephone scams

  • As people continue to self-isolate at home there is an increasing risk that telephone scams will also rise, including criminals claiming to be your bank, mortgage lender or utility company. If in doubt, end the call and call them back on a number from a recent bill.

Donation scams

  • There have been reports of thieves extorting money from consumers by claiming they are collecting donations for a COVID-19 ‘vaccine’.


To report fraud online, visit the Action Fraud website:

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or call 0300 123 2040.

More information about scams can be found here:

https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/article/505/beware_of_covid_19_scams

You can check if something is a scam here:

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/

Regular scam updates can be found here:

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/sign-up-for-action-fraud-alert.