Welcome to Mid Sussex Labour
The Mid Sussex Labour Party covers Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and surrounding villages. We have a branch of the party in each of the three towns.
We are an active party local Labour Party, initiating campaigns on both national and local issues, such as Rail Privatisation, Living Wage, local parking charges and Town Centre redevelopment plans which have received a lot of local support.
We are an eclectic bunch of people who all believe in Labour’s core values and try to find modern solutions to uphold those values and are very vocal in getting our views and ideas heard.
As well as being Labour supporters and activists we are very sociable and hold regular events including Summer and Christmas parties and Quiz Nights, and are looking at more informal ways of engaging people in discussion such as meetings in pubs or coffee bars.
We welcome all new members and value those we already have, everyone who joins us can be certain of a very warm welcome, and everybody’s voice will be heard.
Life’s not always as fair as we’d like - but society should be!
Pam Haigh - Chair, Mid Sussex CLP
Recycling Centre Booking Consultation
Recycling Centres “Book to Recycle” could be coming to Burgess Hill and East Grinstead. West Sussex County Council has just opened a consultation which runs until midnight on 21st December 2021.
Here is your chance to have your say - do you want to book before you dump?
A booking system was implemented on a trial basis from 29th March 2021 at six sites across West Sussex. WSCC are considering keeping the booking system on a permanent basis and extending to other sites.
Could Burgess Hill and East Grinstead be next? So – do you want to book before you dump?
Have your say, to take part in the consultation go to Recycling Centre Booking Consultation and follow the link to the Consultation.
Mid Sussex Labour will be out on the town again - just as soon as we can
When Covid restrictions allow, we will be out in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and surrounding villages, promoting Labour and highlighting local issues...
Resuming our leafleting and door knocking, trying to get to those areas that we sometimes miss..
If you see us out and about come and say hello - we are a friendly bunch and always ready to chat!
We are not just an Election Party - we are a 365 day a year party, keep an eye on our Website and Facebook Pages for details of what we are up to.
Statement by Mid Sussex Labour on Afghanistan
The Executive Committee of Mid Sussex CLP is appalled by the situation unfolding in Afghanistan.
The news of the Taliban rapidly regaining control of the region will be filling civilians with fears of a return to widespread violence, oppression of women, persecution against those in the LGBT + community, intimidation of minorities, cultural genocide and restrictions on modern education.
We strongly urge the British Government to ensure safe passage of refugees from Afghanistan to the United Kingdom.
The 'Government Sanctuary Scheme for Afghan refugees' does not do nearly enough in meeting our obligations to help those at risk. 5,000 refugees will be allowed to resettle within the next year - just eight refugees per constituency.
We must not abandon the people of Afghanistan. We must do much more and we must act immediately.
Labour Councillors lead the fight to stop the closure of 32 West Sussex Children and Family Centres
Labour councillors from across West Sussex have started a petition to call on Tory run West Sussex County Council to halt the planned sweeping cuts to its Early Help service and reverse the proposed closures of the Children’s and Family Centres and Find it Out advice centres across the county.
The Conservative leadership at West Sussex County Council are proposing the closure of 32 of the 43 “Sure Start” Children and Family Centres in the county. If agreed, the changes would also see all 12 of the Find It Out youth advice centres close as well. These cuts would remove £1.95m in total from the council’s budget...
You can read the full Press Release on our News page.
The petition can be signed at the county council’s petition webpage.