Cold Calling Insulation Schemes

January 31, 2012 · Posted in Environment, Housing & Planning · Comment 

Be warned of bogus home insulation grants. Some parts of the town are being targeted by a few companies claiming to be working in partnership with Horsham District Council, as part of its commitment to energy efficiency. HDC runs two local insulation schemes with HCL Energy (01273 390420) and HeatSeekers (0800 111 4968).

Any resident interested in having insulation installed can obtain a free, no obligation survey from either of these companies. No scheme connected to the council involves cold calling in person or by telephone. Nor do they require any payment before the work is carried out. You can also contact your energy company for insulation grants. If you have any queries you can contact HDC’s Sustainability Team on 01043 215281.

New Fleet of Gritters get Ready to Battle the Elements

January 30, 2012 · Posted in Roads & Transport · Comment 

We are pleased to let you know that west Sussex County Council and its highway contractor have introduced a brand new fleet of 26 gritters. A real benefit of the new vehicle will be that because they are more efficient they will actually use 20% less salt, meaning our supplies will last for longer and there will be less of an effect on the environment.

The new vehicles are also equipped with a global positional system called “Coldsnap” which makes it possible to monitor the gritting throughout the county on a minute by minute basis. The County Council has a stockpile of 10,000 tonnes of salt.

Street Lighting

January 29, 2012 · Posted in Roads & Transport · Comment 

Faulty or non working street lights, illuminates signs or bollards can be reported on the WSCC website or to SSE contracting on 0800 048 2435 where they will ask you for the column number and location. Alternatively, just let us know and we will sort it out for you.

Broadband

January 29, 2012 · Posted in Business & Local Economy · Comment 

West Sussex County Council is spending £6.3 million to match the amount West Sussex was awarded by the government in August to improve and extend the county’s broadband network. A good broadband network is vital for businesses, many of which are home based. The aim is to ensure much wider access, for residents and businesses, to a fast Broadband connection.