Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Vacancy – Keeper required

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Three Bridges U9′s Football Club are on the hunt for a new goal keeper.

On Saturday 19th March Crawley Happy Times sent Shelley down to Furnace Green Playing Fields to meet Paul Williams, Assistant Manager who gave us more information.

You can visit the website for further details on the teams here.

Final call to voluntary groups to apply for funding

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Final call to voluntary groups to apply for funding

This is the final call for voluntary groups, which arrange or are looking to set up services and activities for adults, to apply for a grant.

The deadline for applications is Friday 1st April

West Sussex County Council’s Prevention and Wellbeing Programme funds start up costs for services and activities for adults and older people, which meet the aims of the Prevention and Wellbeing agenda:

• Social contact and stimulation

• Activity and exercise

• Occupational/educational activities

• Peer support groups

• Maintaining or restoring independence

Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services Peter Catchpole said: “We would be especially pleased to hear from organisations that provide innovative, community based activities and enable social opportunities for residents to make friends and meet people.

“Grant applications are normally limited to £5,000, but this year we’re welcoming applications for above that value for innovative proposals that tie in with the new model for day services and provide a community service.”

The funding is available for organisations that meet the needs of adults and older people.

For an application pack please contact Graham Tabbner on 01243 777017 or e-mail graham.tabbner@westsussex.gov.uk providing your name, organisation, address and contact details.

How to get the best deal for oil

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

How to get the best deal for oil

TIPS to help people become summer savers by getting the best deal for oil have been drawn up by West Sussex County Council Trading Standards Service.

Graeme MacPherson, Head of Trading Standards, said: “We have received many complaints about the prices being charged by oil distributors.

“But there is no legislation in force that controls fuel pricing – or indeed the pricing of any product.

“So, while prices might have drastically increased over the winter, this is not illegal.

“Providing oil distributors do not make incorrect or misleading price claims, they are free to charge what they like. That means it is up to consumers to get the best deal for themselves.

“However, with better weather on its way, now is the time to think ahead to get the best deal.”

West Sussex Trading Standards Service advises:

One: Shop around. “As with all purchases, it is well worth calling different companies and getting quotes before placing an order for oil,” said Graeme.

“Look at different company websites. Look at price comparison websites – but make sure are independent.”

Two: Consider buying more oil in the summer when prices may be lower during the warmer months.

Three: Start a community buying group that buys in bulk. “A number of villages already do this.”

Once consumers have got their oil, they are urged to check the security of their tank.

“Check for leaks. Consider an alarm. Try and hide the tank or make it difficult to get to,” said Graeme.

Pete Bradbury, County Council Cabinet Member for Public Protection, said: “This is timely advice from our Trading Standards Service because we’re all anxious to save money in these belt-tightening times.”

Funding available for voluntary organisations

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Funding available for voluntary organisations

A grants programme supporting groups which arrange, or are looking to set up services and activities for adults, is open for applications until Friday 1st April.

West Sussex County Council’s Prevention and Wellbeing Programme funds start up costs for services and activities for adults and older people, which meet the aims of the Prevention and Wellbeing agenda:

• Social contact and stimulation

• Activity and exercise

• Occupational/educational activities

• Peer support groups

• Maintaining or restoring independence

Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services Peter Catchpole said: “We would be especially pleased to hear from organisations that provide innovative, community based activities and enable social opportunities for residents to make friends and meet people.

“Grant applications are normally limited to £5,000, but this year we’re welcoming applications for above that value for innovative proposals that tie in with the new model for day services and provide a community service.”

The funding is available for organisations that meet the needs of adults and older people.

For an application pack please contact Graham Tabbner on 01243 777107 or e-mail graham.tabbner@westsussex.gov.uk providing your name, organisation, address and contact details.