Issue 18 May 2020


Virtual VE Day celebrations

Friday 8 May 2020 marked the 75th Anniversary since the day guns fell silent in Europe at the end of the Second World War. To commemorate the occasion Mid Sussex District Council awarded grants of £250 local groups towards local events in the community.

Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures meant that the planned community celebrations could not take place. However, we didn't want the day to pass without recognition so we asked our residents, Councillors and Council staff to share their photos and memories to help us commemorate a Virtual VE Day for 2020.

The response was tremendous and we were able to create a short video. We hope you like it.


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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) reopened Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) across West Sussex on Monday 11th May.

Although the waste sites are open, WSCC is asking you to consider if your journey is absolutely essential before making the trip. 

From Monday 1st June, the range of items will be extended to include garden waste, general household waste, wood, cardboard, electrical items, bulky items, and furniture. The HWRS are currently unable to accept soil / hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres or textiles for the time being. ID will be required from all vehicles attending site

Vans and pickups will be permitted on the sites, but will need to display their WSCC permit to access the site. Trailers will continue to be rejected for the time being due to the operational changes made to sites.

Normal summer opening hours will be in operation. Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff.

Please visit for more information on your local site.