Issue 18 May 2020

Matters

Parks, playgrounds and tennis

Tennis courts available againThe latest advice from the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is that the risk of infection outside is significantly lower than inside, so people are now permitted to spend more time outside in our local parks and open spaces. However, social distancing is as important as ever in order to control the spread of coronavirus, so people must remain at least two metres apart and can only meet up with one person from outside their household.

Our playgrounds and outdoor gyms remain closed to the public due to the higher risk of close contact and the health implications of touching shared surfaces.

The good news is that tennis activity in England is now allowed to take place outside and our outdoor tennis courts are available for online booking. Visit www.lta.org.uk/coronavirus for the latest guidance for players, coaches and venues prior to booking.

You can book online using our website 
www.midsussex.gov.uk/sports-and-bookings

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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 www.westsussexrecycles.org for more information on your local site.