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Vans and trucks to be allowed in Household Waste sites across Sussex from Saturday



West Sussex County Council is opening up its Household Waste Recycling Sites for more vehicles from Saturday 23rd May.

Vans and pickup trucks will be allowed to enter sites from Saturday 23 May. Residents will still need to bring a permit for these type of vehicle. Unfortunately trailers will still not be allowed at this time to allow for social distancing in light of restrictions around COVID-19 and to limit queues.

Currently the sites are accepting just two waste streams; household black bag type waste and green garden waste only. Plans are being drawn up to accept a wider range of materials and more information on this will be published next week.

Residents are still asked to only visit sites if their journey is necessary and their waste is not suitable for kerbside collection.

Social distancing measures are in place at all sites which means a smaller number of people will be allowed in at one time which could result in long queues.

Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“I would like to thank all West Sussex residents for their patience at this time.

“We appreciate it is frustrating not to be able to dispose of waste and I am pleased we are now able to allow vans into the sites.

“Sites are likely to be busy so I would ask residents to consider whether their journey is necessary. If you can continue to safely store items at home, please do so.”

To apply for a van permit, click here.


easyJet to resume flying from Gatwick in June



easyJet is to resume flights in and out of Gatwick Airport from the 15th June.

The airline says that they will continue to open routes provided there is demand for the service from customers.

The routes that will open from the 15th June from and to Gatwick are:


  • Belfast
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • Isle of Man


  • Nice

The airline is introducing new measures to help ensure safety and wellbeing and is including enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection and requirement for passengers and crew to wear masks.

In addition customers, cabin and ground crew will be required to wear masks; there will also initially be no food service onboard flights, all of which operate on a short-haul network.

easyJet say the measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline’s chief medical adviser.

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, commented:

“I am really pleased that we will be returning to some flying in the middle of June. These are small and carefully planned steps that we are taking to resume operations. We will continue to closely monitor the situation across Europe so that when more restrictions are lifted the schedule will continue to build over time to match demand while also ensuring we are operating efficiently and on routes that our customers want to fly.

“The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remains our highest priority which is why we are implementing a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks. These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard in June.”

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