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Thousands of new electric vehicle charging points for West Sussex

EV charging points launch

The largest-ever local authority roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the UK has started in West Sussex.

The county council, along with Adur and Worthing Councils, Arun, Horsham and Mid Sussex district councils and Crawley Borough Council, signed a contract last year with Connected Kerb, one of the country's leading providers of EV charging infrastructure solutions, to install and maintain thousands of charging points across the county.

The ground-breaking project will deliver transformational improvements to EV provision in the county, providing better access to charging facilities, particularly to those without off-street parking. Residents will be consulted over where they want the charging points located.

The roll-out will take place over the next decade.

Photo shows the launch of the scheme at Hazelgrove Road Car Park, Haywards Heath, on Monday. 

Find out more about electric vehicle charging points

Cost-of-living crisis scams on the rise

scam couple

Our Trading Standards officers are warning about the increased risk of scams related to the current cost-of-living crisis.

There are lots of different types of scams emerging including:

  • scammers pretending to be energy companies, luring people with 'too good to be true' deals in order to steal their money
  • fake sales representatives selling counterfeit shopping vouchers
  • fraudsters sending out phishing emails pretending to offer an energy rebate or government support in order to obtain people’s personal information.

To check if something might be a scam visit Citizens Advice on the link below.

If you’ve been scammed, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

You can also report illegal or undesirable trading activity direct to West Sussex Trading Standards Service at

Check if something might be a scam

New Transport Plan for West Sussex

West Sussex Transport Plan

We have adopted our West Sussex Transport Plan for 2022-2036 and it is now available to read on the link below.

It’s our main policy on transport and supports delivery of Our Council Plan and its priorities.

Read the West Sussex Transport Plan

Become a care worker community hero

care worker Jamie

We’re on a mission to find local community heroes! If you, or someone you know, is considering working in care please spread the word and come to our recruitment events listed on the link below.

Search for local vacancies and read inspiring stories from other local community heroes on the Proud to Care website.

Dates and venues of recruitment events

Have your say on local issues

Join in with Armed Forces Day

armed forces day

It’s Armed Forces Day on Saturday (25 June) - a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Click here to find out how to get local support if you're a serving or former armed forces member, reservist or family member.

Armed Forces Day 2022 - find out more

On-call firefighters needed

on call firefighters

Our West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is currently recruiting on-call firefighters who respond to emergency calls within their local area from either their home or main employment.

They often have full time jobs elsewhere in the community, but live or work very close to one of the service’s fire stations.

More info or to apply

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did you know

Our West Sussex Record Office has launched its new Transatlantic Ties website, the result of a three year project funded by the Mellon Foundation in New York.

The website explores the historical connections between West Sussex and the United States through the wealth of archives at the Record Office, including what has become known as the Sussex Declaration. 

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