Issue 19 September 2020

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Stop smoking for good this Stoptober

StoptoberDo you need some support to help you quit smoking for good this Stoptober?

Research shows that people who don’t smoke for 28-days are five times more likely to quit for good and by getting some support people are four times more likely to succeed.

The Stoptober campaign helps you to stay motivated and provides lots of online support services to help you kick the habit. Just sign up at www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home
to receive help and advice via daily emails, download the app or chat via Facebook messenger. 

If you're a smoker, giving up is the best thing you can do for your health. Within just 24 hours of quitting, your lungs will begin to clear, your risk of heart and lung disease is reduced and you will notice an improved sense of taste and smell. After just three days without smoking it becomes easier to breathe and you'll notice an increase in energy levels, ready to spend quality time with your children, family and friends.

As an extra boost, our Wellbeing Team is offering a free course of nicotine replacement therapy in October to help you quit the cravings and give up smoking for good. To sign-up for this additional support just email wellbeing@midsussex.gov.uk or give the team a call on 01444 477 191




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Single axle trailers are now accepted at Burgess Hill and East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling Sites but you will still need to bring a permit for these types of vehicle.

The East Grinstead HWRS will now open for seven days a week while the Crawley HWRS is closed following a fire.

These changes will make it easier for residents to use the sites and to recycle. Anyone planning on visiting a site is encouraged to check www.recycleforwestsussex.org for the most up to date information. 

To apply for a trailer permit, visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/waste-and-recycling/van-pickup-and-trailer-waste-permit/