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Local Democracy Reporter
People wanting to dump their rubbish at amenity tips in West Sussex could soon have to show ID to prove they live in the county.
The county council is considering the move to reduce costs and congestion, particularly at the tips close to the boundary, such as East Grinstead, Shoreham, Crawley, Burgess Hill and Billingshurst.
If approved, the scheme will start on December 1 and anyone visiting the county’s 11 tips will have to show proof of their address before being allowed to dump their rubbish.
A report due to be put to the Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee on 20 September says photo ID such as a driving licence, passport or West Sussex bus pass would be needed, plus a recent utility bill or current council tax bill showing their address.
The report added that some 10 per cent of people who used the tips lived in other counties and, if those numbers were cut, the council could save around £250,000 per year in disposal costs.
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Local Democracy Reporter
A call to scrap West Sussex County Council’s cabinet style of governance and replace it with a committee-based system will be discussed next week.
Earlier this summer, inspectors were critical of Fire & Rescue and Children’s Services in the county, prompting Dr James Walsh, leader of the Liberal Democrats, to declare there had been a "systemic failure of political leadership" at the council.
On Monday members of the governance committee will consider his notice of motion which calls for a change.
Currently the cabinet is made up of members of the controlling party – in this case the Conservatives – with individuals able to make decisions on key issues.
The proposed committees would be proportionally made up of members from all parties, with all being involved in the decision making.
Dr Walsh wants such a change to be in place by May 2020.
If the governance committee supports the notice, it will be submitted to a meeting of the full council on October 18 for debate.
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Govia Thameslink, which runs Gatwick Express and Southern trains, has introduced a new system called Trauma Risk Management, where staff are taught to spot the signs of trauma and point each other towards help.
In the South East, Oliver and Olivia have been revealed as the most popular baby names.
The figures are from 2018 and some believe the show Peaky Blinders has been an inspiration behind many of the choices.
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Unemployment in the South East was 2.9% in the three months ending June 2019.
The UK’s unemployment rate edged up slightly to 3.9%. Employment was estimated at 76.1%, the joint highest since comparative records began in 1971.
Wage growth also picked up to 3.9%, the highest rate for 11 years, however figures released last week showed the economy shrank 0.2% in the second quarter, the first fall since 2012.
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