Current News

Pre-loved Clothes Sale

Added:1st November 2019

Environment Agency 2019/20 Flood Action Campaign

Added: 1st November 2019

Update on Significant Planned Road Works on the M23

Updated: 26th October 2019

The following works are scheduled on the M23, subject to weather conditions.

Sunday 27 October 21:00 to 05:00

Full closure of J9 exit slip plus Lane 1 Gatwick spur westbound from J9. Diversion via J10 Crawley Avenue A2011, A23 London Road, Airport Way, or diversion via J6 M25 and back to J9 on M23.

Monday 28 to Friday 1 November 21:00 to 05:00

Full closure of the Crawley to Reigate link. Diversion to M25 J6 and follow A22 to M23 J10.

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50 mph north and south bound 24/7. Free recovery service and speed enforcement are now in place to ensure drivers and road workers safety.

Village Hall Christmas Events

Added: 22nd October 2019

Named PCSO for Bramber

Added: 18th October 2019

I am really pleased to be writing to you following the recent news that Sussex communities are once again to have a PCSO dedicated to their area.  Having spent the past year and more working directly with each of the 31 Horsham Rural Parishes I know that this will be welcomed in every rural Parish – my own reaction to it was a (small and acceptable!) whoop of joy!  Just in case anyone would like to have the details, here is a link to the official media release :  https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/named-pcso-for-every-local-community-in-sussex/ 

 

Talking with rural community representatives in so many meetings over the past months I have often heard this exact request come up but at those times did not have any positive news to relay.   So I am delighted that this decision has been made and can confirm that Horsham PCSO numbers will rise as the new recruits complete their HQ training. 

 

Please do be aware though that each PCSO’s ‘beat area’ is larger than under the Neighbourhood Policing model of old, but also do note the excellent news that that all the skills and processes developed under the current Prevention Model will continue in use.  Hence, not only will there be a named PCSO for Bramber but also the organised team actions and joint working established more recently will continue to trigger if the community’s police reports indicate an ongoing or serious problem.  So, the message discussed in our initial meeting still stands – please do encourage appropriate reporting to police so that our records reflect any policing problems in your community.  Methods are, as always: 999 in emergency, online reporting via our website if non-urgent, and anyone who finds online reporting difficult should call 101.

 

Although the individual PCSO posts do not start until 4th November, the locations of responsibility have just been announced.  So I am pleased to let you know that your dedicated PCSO, with responsibility for an area including Bramber Parish, is PCSO Laura Webber.  It is of course reasonable to assume that there will be a short period needed for Laura to learn about your area and the new role, just as there was a period of learning for my work.  However, knowing PCSO Webber as a colleague I am certain she will support your Parish very well indeed and quickly become your key contact in our Prevention Team.   

 

Having previously passed to you information about various systems that support our rural communities, I just want to confirm that all of that is still relevant.  The Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) is still available to provide donations of up to £500 to community groups, and in rural areas with fewer commercial options these community groups with low budgets can be hugely important.  Shopwatch now encompasses rural areas because it uses an App rather than relying on radio signal and Pubwatch is rolled out to the rurals too.  There is sometimes a sense that these are urban based systems but that is absolutely not the case, pass it on!

 

On a different note, I must let you know that my own work role has also changed - but in a completely different way.  There is further excellent news from Sussex Police, that an entirely new team has been created under Sgt Tom Carter (who developed the Sussex Police Rural Crime Policy).  This new team comprises Sgt Carter and six dedicated Rural PCSOs, all with a directed focus toward tackling Rural Crime across Sussex.  Official media release here :  https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/meet-the-new-rural-crime-pcsos-for-sussex/

 

As you may have guessed from the photos in that article, to my delight I have been accepted as the Rural PCSO for the areas of Adur, Worthing and Horsham.  At this early stage I already find myself working alongside like-minded colleagues with positive plans going forward.  Initially we each have a need to make contact with the farms and landowners, much as I began work with the Horsham Rural communities by contacting Parish Councils.  Because of that, please do feel very welcome to pass on my contact information to any farmers, landowners, etc who may benefit by being in touch with our new team, I would very much appreciate making those contacts around Bramber.

 

At this stage I do plan to continue attending the first part of each quarterly HALC meeting whenever possible, so might see you or another member of the Parish Council at those events. 

 

Finally and most importantly I would like to thank you very much for helping your Parish to take part in this recent project.  With focus around Prevention team involvement with Horsham rural communities, the Parish Councils were key contacts with invaluable information and awareness which has really assisted the work.  It has been a busy and engaging time which I have thoroughly enjoyed, and I really do hope that Bramber Parish has in some way felt benefit from taking part. 

 

Do please feel welcome to contact me if I can assist in future,

 

PCSO Erica Baxter 27123, Rural PCSO, Prevention Team, Adur Worthing and Horsham

 

Police Station, Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2DJ

Tel: 01273 404535 extn 530214, 07912 893170

Chanctonbury CLC - New Date And Venue

Added: 10th October 2019

Dedication Of A New Bridleway

Added: 10th October 2019

Notice of Dedication of Public Bridleway 3773 in the Parish of Bramber

 

Notice is given that on 25th June 2019 the West Sussex County Council entered into a public path creation agreement under section 25 Highways Act 1980 with Horsham District Council.

 

The Creation Agreement relates to the dedication of a new length of public bridleway (BW 3773). The new length of public bridleway will commence from grid reference 516497, 108969, with a width of 1.5 metres, and will proceed in a western direction for approximately 11 metres to grid reference 516486, 108969. From this point the new length of bridleway will continue in a southeast direction for approximately 94 metres until it terminates at grid reference 516519, 108881.

 

The Creation Agreement may be inspected free of charge at County Hall (Legal Services ref. CC803.14309 West Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ or copies can be purchased for a fee of £5.

 

Tony Kershaw

Director of Law and Assurance

West Sussex County Council

Starting School September 2020

Added: 7th October 2019

Reporting Dog-Related Issues

Added: 6th September 2019

Downs Link Bid Success

Added: 16th July 2019

West Sussex County Council were recently successful with a bid for £558,000 for all-weather surfacing on the Downs Link.  The new surface will drain more easily and be suitable for walking, cycling and horse-riding, including in winter, which will boost visitor numbers and help the rural economy through promotion via Experience West Sussex.

 

The sections that will be improved will be in Horsham District, with works commencing this autumn. Look out for announcements as to when the surfacing will be taking place as it may impact journeys.  The map below shows where the route improvements will be taking place.

Anti-Social Behaviour Guidance

Added: 16th July 2019

Click the button below to read the new anti-social behaviour leaflet from Horsham District Council.

 

The leaflet notes the things which the team undertake in their work but also the things which they cannot do. Also included are contact details for the ASB staff.

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