Household Waste Recycling Sites – Changes from 01/10/2018

I am writing to ensure that you are aware of changes at our Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs), which come into effect from 1 October 2018.

A new scheme means householders in West Sussex who use a van, pickup or single axle trailer for private purposes will need to obtain a free permit.

The permit is available to West Sussex residents only and allows those who drive a commercial-type vehicle or have a trailer to continue to use it to dispose of just their household waste. The scheme does not cover waste generated by a business or household waste that has been collected by a trader for a charge.

The permits are being introduced to help address congestion at the sites, eliminate illegal disposal of commercial waste and discourage out-of-county visitors from bringing in large loads.

Over 8,000 permits have been issued so far. But we want to make sure as many people as possible are aware of the scheme before it is fully implemented on 1 October.

As well as the new permit scheme, some vehicles will no longer be allowed to use HWRSs. Restricted vehicles include:

• multi axle trailers (four wheels),
• horse boxes,
• tipper trucks,
• flatbed or dropside trucks,
• Luton (box) type vans.

For reasons of site safety and reducing congestion all trailers will also be excluded from Bognor Regis and Littlehamptonsites.

Please visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/permitscheme to find out more.

A27 – Highways England Consultation to the Public

Dear Stakeholder

I am writing to let you know that we have chosen to carry out a further non-statutory consultation for the A27 Arundel Bypass scheme.

This consultation, which is planned for spring 2019, will give local people a fresh look at all the viable options for upgrading the A27 using the latest available information.

Why we’ve chosen to conduct further consultation

An earlier consultation led to a preferred route, known as Option 5a, being announced in May. Since then, as part of Highways England’s work to develop the scheme for submission of a planning application, important new evidence is available which merits putting the plans to the public again. This new information includes a redesign of the western end of the scheme where it re-joins the existing A27, updated traffic modelling results and updated data on and enhancements of the alternative Options 1 and 3.

This further round of consultation will give people an opportunity to comment on all matters presented at the previous consultation in 2017 and the new information available. It will allow consultees to comment on all three route options previously consulted upon: Option 1, Option 3 and Option 5a.

Following the further consultation, Highways England will consider the responses, alongside all other relevant evidence in order to determine the next steps for the project, including examination of the information gained against the preferred route and the alternative options.

Design workshops

In light of the further consultation, the design workshops scheduled for later this month and November will be postponed while we consider the best way of capturing stakeholder views. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we will be in touch nearer the time with more information about the further consultation.

If you have any questions regarding this decision please feel free to contact us.

Kind regards

Sophie Hartfield

A27 Arundel Bypass Project Manager
Highways England | Bridge House | 1 Walnut Tree Close | Guildford | GU1 4LZ

Web: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a27-arundel-improvement/

Public Rights of Way Inspections in November 2018

Public Rights of Way Routine Maintenance

I am writing to inform you that Kevin Dewitt, your local Access Ranger, will be organising Public Rights of Way inspections to be carried out next month in your parish.  Following the inspection, routine maintenance work will be prioritised for delivery by our contractor.

If you are aware of any problems on your Rights of Way you wish to discuss with Kevin please contact him directly by the end of the month.  Please note he is part time and works Tuesday to Friday only.  His contact details are:

Email:        kevin.dewitt@westsussex.gov.uk

Please do not give these numbers out to members of the public.  Please ask them to use prow@westsussex.gov.uk or 01243 777620.

If you would like to find the number for a path, please use our iMap:www.westsussex.gov.uk/imap.  I would suggest you read ‘How to use the iMap’ before using it as, unfortunately, it is not as intuitive as we would like.

Please note that this has been sent from an e-mail address that does not get monitored, so please do not reply directly.

Yours sincerely,

Office Services Administration Team, supporting Public Rights of Way

Bus User Survey – Feedback from the Public Needed

news release

PR 14256

For Immediate Release

10 October 2018

Feedback sought in bus user survey

Opinions are being sought as the county council continues its bus strategy review.

Feedback is needed to understand the impact for passengers and others if any potential changes are made to supported bus services.

Roger Elkins, county council Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “We recently held a Bus Strategy Consultation, with an excellent response and I would like to thank all those who took the time to respond.

“Now we would like to know more about how people use our supported bus routes.”

Most routes in West Sussex are operated by bus companies on a commercial basis, and these are not part of this survey. However, some routes receive a subsidy from the county council to help them run.

Below is a list of bus services which are currently either wholly or partly subsidised by the county council and are included in the survey:

Arriva – 63
Brighton & Hove – 59A
Compass Travel – 8/8A, 16, 19, 30, 31, 33, 36A/36C, 39, 42, 52, 62, 64, 66A/66C, 67, 69, 71, 74/74A/74B, 85/85A, 89, 93, 96, 99, 100, 150
Metrobus – 61, 65, 84, 98, 200, 270, 272, 291, 606, 610, 692, 693
Stagecoach – 46, 47, 50, 54, 56, 70, 91/92/93
Shared Taxi Service – Billilinks (Villages Transport Link)

The survey is available online at: www.westsussex.gov.uk/buses

Anyone needing help completing this form, paper copies or alternative formats, is asked to email buses@westsussex.gov.uk or call 01243 642105.

People who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact the team via NGT Text Relay 18001 01243 642105 providing they have this app downloaded onto their PC, laptop or smartphone.

The closing date is 18 November 2018.