Issue 25 September 2022


Nominate now for Mid Sussex Applauds 2022

Mid Sussex Applauds logoYou only have until this Monday (26 September) to nominate individuals, groups and who have made a great contribution to the District for a Mid Sussex Applauds Award 2022.

The Awards are your chance to celebrate the heroes in your local community who do so much to make Mid Sussex such a special place to live and by nominating you are helping us to give them the recognition they truly deserve.

There are eight distinct categories of awards to highlight all of our community VIPs.

Good Sport Award
– celebrating a club or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting activity or sport in Mid Sussex. Award Supported by Places Leisure.

Young Volunteer of the year - recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community. Award Supported by Clarion Futures.

Stronger Communities – highlighting a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity. Award Supported by CJ Founds and Assoc.

Young Achiever Award – showcasing a young person who has overcome significant obstacles and made a positive difference to their own lives or to other young people through education, campaigning or helping another overcome a difficult situation or personal problem. Award Supported by HSBC.

Take Pride in Mid Sussex – recognising residents who dedicate their time and energy into keeping Mid Sussex clean and green, take pride in their local area by creating community gardens, painting local spaces, upcycling, or encouraging others to recycle. Award Supported by ID Verde.

Business in the Community Award – recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life. Award Supported by ShopAppy.

Lifetime Achievement Award – highlighting an individual who has made a substantial commitment to the community in their lifetime. Award Supported by jobsgopublic.

Stronger Together – celebrating an individual who has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity. Award Supported by The Orchards.

To make your nomination just visit


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West Sussex County Council has submitted a reserved matters planning application to create an ‘all-through’ primary and secondary school as part of the Burgess Hill Brookleigh development (formerly known as the Northern Arc).

The school will be fully inclusive and include a Special Support Centre to support children with special educational needs and disabilities attending the new school.

The University of Brighton Academies Trust has been appointed to run the new all-through school. West Sussex County Council is creating the secondary school element and the primary school element, which will be designed and built later, is being created by Homes England.

The design of the new secondary school building aims to achieve Passivhaus certification, which sets the standard for low-carbon emissions, use of sustainable energy, and helping to reduce the impact of climate change. The building will be highly energy efficient and generate its own energy on-site using nearly 1000 solar photovoltaic panels, ensuring no use of fossil fuels in the running of the building.

The scheme has been designed to protect, conserve and enhance the rich biodiversity found on the site, and you can view the proposed design of the school at

To view the Planning Application, please visit the MSDC Planning Portal using the reference DM/18/5114.