Issue 18 May 2020


Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend Goes Virtual

Virtual MarathonThe annual Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend was postponed in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, however event organisers are not going to let that spoil the fun.

The traditional races may have been cancelled but Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend Virtual Race will be open from 23rd May to 1st July, with entries closing on 28th June. Once entered, runners have 40 days to complete the challenge of their choice, the Family Fun Run, Junior Mile, a 5K, 10K, take on the Half-Marathon or the full Marathon.

Walk, run, on a bike or in a wheelchair; it doesn't matter how you do it, in fact the more creative the better! Walk a marathon in 40 days, complete 422 100 metre sprints, hop for a Mile, or cycle a marathon in two hours, let's see how creative you can be!
Simply record your activity using a GPS watch or an activity tracking app then email the data to Once the required distance and time is checked, all entrants will be placed on the leader board and you will receive a beautiful, bespoke commemorative medal in the post.
There’s no age limit and all are welcome to take part anywhere! However, please remember that you must complete your challenge in accordance with the Government’s latest social distancing guidelines.

To be part of the action, visit the event website: 


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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.

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