Accessible transport for all who need it 

Our aim is to help and support the community of Mid Sussex, East Grinstead & Henfield by providing accessible transport to all those who, because of disability, age, or disadvantage have problems accessing public transport.

  • Dial-a-ride/Community Bus in the Mid Sussex-East Grinstead & Henfield areas
  • Group hire for charitable organisations and non-profit groups
  • Accessible transport for anyone disadvantaged by mobility or poor transport links
  • Volunteer car service
  • Accessible Transport to School & Day Care.
Our Dial – A – Ride service is designed to help people gain access to transport to get to where they need to be. You are entitled to our services if you are elderly, disabled or if there is a lack of safe or adequate public transport services in your area. Dial – A – Ride will pick you up from your door in a wheelchair accessible minibus, with a trained driver who can help you get from A to B as smoothly as possible. We can take you to the local shops, any medical appointments, to see your friends or family, or to any local clubs/groups or activities.

Telephone 01444 227225 or 01444 471919  for more information. Booking lines are open 9am - 12pm Monday to Friday.

Email info@bluebirdcommunitypartnership.co.up 

http://ctsussex.org.uk/mid-sussex/  

 

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 GP Services - Extended Access Survey 2017

The CCG would like to find out more about your views on extending access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends.

Please refer to the link below to input your feedback.

   http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GPExtendedAccessSurvey

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) plan and buy healthcare services for the local population in your area.

National funding is available from 2018 to improve access to GP services. This includes ensuring that everyone has more convenient access to GP services, including a mixture of same day and routine appointments on weekday evenings after 6.30pm, and at weekends based on local needs. This piece of work is known as ‘delivering extended access to GP services’.

As local CCGs we are currently considering how best to deliver extended access in your area so that it meets the needs of our population, is realistically deliverable within the budget we have been allocated to provide this additional service.

There is a national and local shortage of GPs and other clinicians who work in general practice. This means that extended access services could be provided at a venue other than your own surgery and that you may not see your own GP or even a GP from your usual practice. Should that GP need to access your medical records, your consent will be sought when you book the appointment.

The CCGs would like to find out more about your views on extending access to GP services in the evenings and at weekends.

By completing the survey you have the opportunity to tell us:

  • How likely you are to use GP appointments in the evenings and weekends.
  • The kind of services you might want to use in the evenings and at weekends.
  • Whether you would consider alternatives to face to face consultations.

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Mid Sussex District Council need your help and commitment :

Please see the main points to be aware of below:

Annual Electoral Canvass

Full district-wide canvass - started during July we currently have an excellent return rate of over 63% with the first reminder stage commencing in a week’s time.

  • All Mid Sussex properties to receive a Household Enquiry form (HEF)
  • Residents must reply online or complete the paper HEF & return to ES within 28 days
  • ‘Changes’ and ‘no-change’ can be notified online
  • Text, telephone and internet reply channels for ‘no-change’ only
  • Non-responder properties visited by Canvassers from Sept until mid Nov
  • New 2017 Register to be published 1st Dec 2017

Opportunity to help & earn Extra Cash

· An hourly rate of £9.10 per hour. For this, our expectation is for canvassers to complete at least 8 household enquires in an urban area per hour and 5 per hour in a rural area. Timesheets are required to be completed each time you canvass and submitted to us at the end of each working week via email.

  • ES looking for Temp Electoral Canvassers – Please see all the background information here: http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/elections/annual-canvass/

· Full training will be given at the Council Offices, Oaklands, Haywards Heath to successful candidates.

· Canvassers will commence from 1st September through until mid-November

  • Canvassers will assist residents by completing HEFs with them online/offline using a smart device (tablet) – very quick and easy App
  • Canvasser devices and Electoral database continually synced with secure data centre keeping canvass areas up to date
  • Improved earning potential as assigned households are definite non-responders.

Tom Hayes Senior Democratic Services Officer- Electoral Services 01444 477417

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West Sussex County Council Survey

As you may be aware, the County Council is proposing to make changes to the way it delivers adult social care. As part of the process the Council has issued a survey to gain people’s views on its proposals.

The survey is running until 11 August and is intended for people who use social care services, their families and carers, voluntary and community organisations and all local people who have an interest in adult social care. The survey can be accessed at the following link:

https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/legal-democratic-services/supporting-lives-connecting-people

The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

The views we gather will be included as part of the decision report which will be considered by the Leader of the County Council when she takes a decision about how adult social care will be delivered in the future.

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Sussex Police People's Voice

Greetings to our People’s Voice Members,

Thank you to all those who completed our ‘Expectations and Engagement’ questionnaire, we had a great response and the results can be viewed here.
 
We will be in touch again soon with details of our next consultation.
 
Kind Regards,
The People’s Voice Team.

 

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Please see notice below regarding the accounts for year ended 31st March 2016:

Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited Annual Return 

 

 

Sussex Police continues to recruit to its new-formed ‘Sussex Police People’s Voice’; a group who represent people’s views in Sussex.

You can be part of this important group which give their views and opinions on policing by taking part in anonymous electronic surveys up to four times a year. This is an extra way we will collect feedback as well as continuing to use our telephone, postal and face to face consultations. For example, we would like to hear about people’s experiences as victims of crime.

We are appealing to those from a range of backgrounds to take part in this new initiative as it’s vital we have voices which reflects the diversity of the county we serve. The group is the first of its kind in the force and has been created at a time when we are undergoing significant change. Getting involved is an opportunity for people to help shape the future of the force. Members will give feedback on subjects ranging from visibility of the police in their communities, to their opinions around how well we are doing and concerns around policing in their local areas.

A summary of results of every survey will be published on our website, available first to group members, along with the detail of how the results will influence our plans and priorities. The first survey is due to be sent out to all members this week.

In the past Sussex Police has used feedback through surveys to identify priorities within communities, understand the impact on victims of anti-social behaviour and improve the experience that people have when they report crime and incidents to the force. To be one of the voices in the group all your need to do is spend around 20 minutes completing an anonymous online survey up to four times a year. If you can spare a small amount of your time each year and want to make a difference then join up through our website.

https://www.sussex.police.uk
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                      Mid Sussex car parks retain Park Mark Awards
Local people and visitors can feel safe and secure parking in Mid Sussex after seventeen Council run car parks retained the prestigious Police ‘Park Mark’ award for crime prevention and safety.
The British Parking Association, on behalf of Sussex Police, recently assessed the award-winning car parks. All 17 of the car parks have been recognised as examples of excellent parking design and will proudly display the Park Mark sign of quality for the next 12 months.
Park Mark car parks have clear directional signage and use traffic flow techniques like one-way circulation so drivers are not confused about which way to go. Pedestrian access and exit points are clearly indicated and painted paths highlight the safest places to walk.
Park Mark car parks have lower levels of crime and reduce the fear of crime because they have measures in place to deter offenders, such as perimeter fencing, surveillance and bright lighting. They are also clean and well-kept to reassure drivers they are in a safer environment. Litter and graffiti are quickly removed in order to deter further vandalism and criminal damage.
“Mid Sussex is already a low crime area but we’re committed to doing everything we can to deter crime and make residents feel safe,” said Councillor Gary Marsh, Cabinet Member for Service Delivery. “Park Mark car parks offer a safe and welcoming environment for local drivers and visitors to the area and I’m delighted that 17 of our car parks have met the standard again this year.”
The ‘Park Mark’ is part of the UK Police flagship initiative ‘Secured by Design’ that promotes crime reduction through effective design and security standards in public buildings, roadways, footpaths and car parks as well as private houses.
For more information please contact Martin Faulconbridge on 01444 477478 or Martin.Faulconbridge@midsussex.gov.uk
The 17 Mid Sussex District Council operated car parks to achieve the Park Mark award are:
Church Road, Burgess Hill
Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill
Queens Crescent, Burgess Hill
Station Road, Burgess Hill
Broad Street, Cuckfield
Chequer Mead, East Grinstead
Christopher Road, East Grinstead
King Street, East Grinstead
Norton House, East Grinstead
Queensway, East Grinstead
Railway Approach, East Grinstead
Vicarage Road, East Grinstead
Orion, Hassocks
Hazelgrove, Haywards Heath
Muster Green, Haywards Heath
Orchards, Haywards Heath
Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint

 

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