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West Chiltington Parish Council February News

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St Marys Church, West Chiltington Photo © Simon Carey (cc-by-sa/2.0)

In case of power failure

The electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather such as high winds can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing electricity supply. Anyone experiencing a power cut at any time should:

  • Call 105 to report power cuts and/or damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates & Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cut or to receive updates

People are advised to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free. If you see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public call 999. Extra help is provided to customers on the Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can register your name or find out more information about this Priority Service on the website: www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

Your waste collection service is changing – are you ready? From February 2018 Horsham District Council will be rolling out changes to our waste and recycling collection service.

What’s changing? Recycling will be collected one week, and household waste will be collected the same day the following week. Garden waste will continue to be collected fortnightly for those who have subscribed to this service.

Why are these changes being made? Horsham District Council replies: “The government has set a mandatory national recycling target of 50% by 2020. If we fail to meet this, we will incur financial penalties. Currently the Horsham District recycles 44% of its waste so we are close, but we know we can achieve more because investigation into our waste collections have shown that on average 20% of what we currently throw away in our household waste bins can be put into our mixed recycling bin. Find out more www.horsham.gov.uk/newbincollections

To contact the Parish Council:
01798 817434 wcpcclerk@aol.com
www.wchilt-parishcouncil.org.uk