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West Sussex County Council Consultation
Draft Electric Vehicle Strategy

Under the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2019, the Government plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles aims for all vehicles to be low emission by 2050. To ensure that West Sussex residents are prepared for this transition, the County Council have been thinking about what the long term ambition is for the County, and what their role is in achieving this ambition.

Following a survey at the end of 2018 to seek feedback on what would help people to make the switch to electric vehicles, an internal elected members’ Task and Finish Group has developed a draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy.

WSCC have recently opened a consultation to capture views about the proposals in this draft strategy before a decision is made about formally adopting it. You can access the draft strategy, a one page strategy summary and the questions online here: –

All responses should be submitted no later than the end of the day on Tuesday 1st October 2019.

If you have any queries related to this consultation, please contact Ruth O’Brien on 0330 222 6455.

Stride and Sketch
Goes Wild at Tilgate

Stride and stretch (2)

Autism Support Crawley
Golf Fundraiser

ASC Golf Fundraiser2

Living Well Course
FREE course in Crawley

Living well  3

Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara
Guru Nanak's 550 birthday

Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Ifield Green, will be celebrating Guru Nanak’s 550 birthday celebrations over 3 days.

Friday 15th – 17th November 2019.
Time 10am – 7pm Fri and Sat.
10am – 12.30pm Sunday.

We welcome all members of our community to come and join us and experience Sikh hospitality and learn about the Sikh Faith.

West Sussex County Council
Micro Fund

Introduced in June 2019, the Micro Fund enables groups to apply directly to the County Council for a grant of no more than £750 towards their total project costs. Similar to the former Small Grants Fund, the process provides an alternative to the crowdfunding approach aimed at attracting community backing.

Groups are encouraged to first enquire before submitting an application in order to learn when their bid may be considered at the earliest available County Local Committee (CLC) meeting. Applications will be formally considered by CLCs three times per year and funding decisions will be taken alongside crowdfunding pitches.

For details of application deadlines and, if necessary, support with the process, please contact me using the email address

To download an application form from our website, please click on this link.

Sport in Mind
An independent Mental Health Charity

Sport in Mind ® is an independent mental health charity (unaffiliated to Mind) founded in Berkshire in 2010 with a simple mission:

“To improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity”

We are the UK’s leading mental health sports charity and deliver physical activity projects in partnership with the NHS in order to promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction.

Our services have supported over 10,000 people experiencing mental health problems and are co-designed by people with personal experience of mental health problems and healthcare professionals.

Our work is delivered to support the recovery of people with mental health problems in the community and also inpatient care as we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity irrespective of how unwell they are.

Sport in Mind is passionate about raising awareness of mental health problems and the benefits of being physically active. There are still many common misconceptions about mental illness in society today and we use the power of sport to bring people together to talk about mental health and change attitudes.

For further info please see the website –

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Crawley Older Persons Forum
Mental Health Forum
Young Crawley Children & Families Forum

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