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Please be aware of the Spring litter pick. Help make Widewater beautiful for the new season All welcome.
Sat 4th April 2020 11.00 am - 12.30
Please meet at the Information booth by the car park entrance. All equipment provided. Prize for the most unusual item of litter found!
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23 January 2020
Washing fires prompt safety warning
Firefighters are reminding householders of some simple safety steps when using electrical appliances such as tumble dryers and washing machines.
It follows two incidents in two days.
In the first incident firefighters were called after a pile of folded washing caught fire after being tumble-dried over the weekend.
A crew from Bognor Regis Fire Station was mobilised at 01.56am on Saturday to reports of a fire in a home on Lion Road in Pagham.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the property was heavily smoked logged, but thanks to a working smoke alarm, the three occupants had been alerted and had been able to escape from the property.
The fire started after the home owner had washed and tumble-dried some towels earlier on in the evening. These were then stacked and put in a hessian type bag in the hallway. But in the early hours of the morning, the towels, which had self-heated, began to smoke and caught fire. Fortunately, the homeowner had a working smoke alarm.
Crews removed the towels to fresh air and extinguished them.
In the second incident at 4.10pm on Sunday, firefighters were called to a washing machine fire in a first floor flat in Imperial Mews. Two appliances from Crawley and a Surrey Fire & Rescue Service crew from Salfords were mobilised. On arrival, firefighters wearing two sets of breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a hose reel and a CO2 extinguisher.
The fire damaged washing machine was removed from the property. Nobody was injured during the incident, but the property sustained smoke damage which meant the resident needed alternative accommodation for the night.
Simon Foster, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service's Performance Risk and Improvement Team Group Manager said: "At this time of year, people are using their tumble dryers far more than at other times of the year.
"When taking clothes out of the tumble dryer, make sure you wait for laundry to cool down before putting it away. Oil residue and oxygenating chemicals from stain removing detergents can create a chemical reaction causing items like tea towels to self-heat, smoulder and could catch fire.
"Once clothes have cooled down, make sure you store them in a well-ventilated area."
The fire service is reminding people of the following safety tips when using electrical appliances:
-Look out for product recall notices.
-Register your appliance - appliances up to 12 years old can be registered on the Register My Appliance website.
-Don't run appliances such as tumble dryers, washing machines or dishwashers overnight or when you are out.
-Always read the manufacturer's instructions.
-Have your appliance serviced by a qualified engineer.
-Do not put rags or materials into a tumble dryer if they have been used to soak up flammable liquids.
You can find out more about home fire safety by visiting the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service website here: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/west-sussex-fire-and-rescue-service/home-fire-safety/electrical-and-heating-appliance-safety-advice/
Please click on the link to view the advert summarising the key messages of the Take the Lead campaign which promotes responsible dog ownership in the South Downs. The issues of dog mess and livestock worrying are a common concern for most of the parishes in the National Park so anything you can do to help spread these important messages to your familes and friends will help us raise awareness about the importance of being a responsible dog owner.
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West Sussex County Council are proposing to make a change to the catchment area for the residents of Kilnwood Vale Development, give priority to children of staff and to give priority to children placed under a Special Guardianship Order who have not previously been in local authority care.
The consultation will close on 31 January 2020. Responses should be sent to email@example.com.
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West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is encouraging residents and businesses to check electrical appliances to highlight the risk of fires. Please click here for further information
A real success story has happened at the Play Area at Croshaw Recreation Ground. A makeover has been completed thanks to a joint-funding partnership. Children can now twirl and whirl or spin and spring on the new roundabout, spinner bowl, scooter and sealion springers as well as test their skills crossing the wobbly bridge in the toddler multi-play. These new items have been introduced to complement the existing swings and remaining junior multi-play. The Play Area has also been upgraded to make play safer with all the safety surfacing having been replaced.
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