The aims of this website are to:
- provide information to residents, users of Council services,
businesses and the general public;
- facilitate access to Council services; and to,
- promote the County of West Sussex, the Council and its
While every care has been taken in the compilation of this
information, West Sussex County Council will not be held
responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a
result of inaccuracy or error within these web pages. The council
does not endorse any external linked sites and is not responsible
for their content. See our Help page for
West Sussex County Council uses reasonable efforts to include
and update information on this website but it is unable to confirm
its accuracy or completeness. You should not assume that this
website is error-free. There may be occasions where information is
inaccurate or incomplete. You can help us to correct this by
reporting it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Sussex County Council will not be responsible for errors or
omissions in this website or other documents which are referenced
by, or linked to, this website.
This information should not be relied upon as sole substitute
for formal advice from the originating bodies or departments of
West Sussex County Council and its partners.
We will try to resolve any issues which lead to our website not
working properly or being unavailable as quickly as we can.
However, West Sussex County Council will not be held liable for any
loses arising in connection with the use of, or performance of, our
website. We will not be held liable for any loss of data.
West Sussex County Council attempts to ensure the accuracy of
material and to test it on various platforms. But West Sussex
County Council does not guarantee that any of its contents is
virus-free. You must take your own precautions as we accept no
responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or
by anything which has destructive properties. Please visit the
Safe Online website for advice.
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graphics, is copyright West Sussex County Council unless otherwise
stated. It may be used only with the written permission of the
Council. The Council does not object to the use of material which
is included on the website for personal or private research.
Educational use (within the classroom) is permitted provided that
no changes are made to the material and West Sussex County Council
is acknowledged as the owner.
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The logos and artwork on the West Sussex County Council web site
are the copyright of its information providers and use of them is
strictly prohibited without prior authorisation.
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Any use of text provided by West Sussex County Council is
allowed within the Fair Dealing terms of the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988, i.e. for research and private purposes. If the
text is changed in any way, resulting documents cannot be credited
to West Sussex County Council.
Information produced and/or disseminated by West Sussex County
Council may be subject to copyright and other intellectual property
rights. All rights are reserved. Information should not be
reproduced, modified, or distributed in any form, or used in any
way for commercial purposes, without first obtaining the written
permission of the Council.
Census data used throughout the site has been obtained from the
Office for National Statistics and is © Crown Copyright reproduced
with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery
Office and the Queen's Printer for Scotland, (C02W0002227). The
source of all Census data is the Office for National
Users are granted permission to reproduce Crown Copyright
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has been obtained. A Click-Use licence can be obtained from OPSI,
where you can also check if your organisation already has a
licence. When reproducing Census material, the source must be
All maps are produced from Ordnance Survey material with
permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her
Majesty's Stationary Office © Crown Copyright (C02W0002227).
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead
to prosecution or civil proceedings.
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Copyright for contribution
Where you submit any contribution to West Sussex County Council
(including but not limited to photographs or text) you agree to
grant West Sussex County Council a royalty-free, non-exclusive
licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate,
create derivative work from, distribute, perform, play and exercise
all copyright with respect to your contribution worldwide.
West Sussex County Council is also granted the right to
incorporate your contribution in any other works in any media known
or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist
and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the West
to West Sussex County Council the rights set out above, please do
not submit your contribution to West Sussex County Council.
By submitting your contribution to West Sussex County Council,
you guarantee that your contribution is:
- your own original work and that you have the right to make it
available to West Sussex County Council for all purposes specified
- not defamatory and does not infringe any law.
You will indemnify West Sussex County Council against all legal
fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by West
Sussex County Council as a result of your breach of the above
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Data Protection Act 1998
In order to register and receive or use many of the services on
our website, you will be required to submit some personal
information, such as your name, your postcode and email
We have a legal duty to ensure that our processes are fair and
that we keep your personal data safe and secure, in accordance with
the Data Protection Act 1998. We will not share your personal
information with anybody else without your knowledge, unless we are
required by law to do so.
We will hold your personal information for as long as it is needed
for the service you have requested, and remove it when that purpose
has been met, or, in the case of an online information service,
such as email alerts, you no longer wish to continue to receive the
service and choose to opt out.
If you are under 18, please get your parent/guardian's permission
before you provide personal information to our website.
West Sussex County Council works hard to safeguard vulnerable
adults against abuse. If any of our online services identify that
abuse is taking place we are duty bound to report it to the
authorities. This will be done in strictly sensitive and
Some third party tools we use on this website do collect data
for the purposes of Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA). More
information can be found on the AddThis.com privacy web
pages. Users may opt-out of this at any time by completing
data collection form.
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All events are listed at the sole discretion of West Sussex
County Council. We reserve the right to reject or withdraw the
listing of any event without explanation.
West Sussex County Council endeavours to provide up-to-date and
accurate information, but we will not accept liability for the
accuracy or currency of the information provided by third parties
or for the content on any linked or related web sites.
Listings of promotional events on our website should not be
taken as an endorsement of that event of any kind by West Sussex
We will not accept liability for any consequences arising from
your attendance at the events described. Before attending any
event, we recommend you contact the event organiser, at the phone
number provided, to confirm dates, locations, and other important
information relating to the event.
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The Council does not accept liability for the failure of any
communications resulting from access to the site or linked sites.
The Council does not guarantee communications will be secure or
error free, as information may be intercepted, corrupted, amended,
lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The
Council does not accept liability for any such matters or their
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West Sussex County Council maintains a number of social media
sites. These sites are managed by our Services in order to provide
a regular stream of information, news and service updates. We may
also use these channels to engage and consult with residents.
Unless otherwise stated, our social media sites are managed Monday
to Friday during office hours.
We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions raised
through our social media sites. However, we do request that you do
not use these channels to post abusive, offensive or inappropriate
comments. We reserve the right to remove any comment without prior
As the content of posts should be accessible to as a many people
as possible, and because the council is unable to effectively
moderate content in language other than English, posts in other
languages should be avoided. The council reserves the right to
remove posts that contain content in languages other than English
if, in the view of the Council, the content could be considered
abusive, offensive or inappropriate.
We encourage anyone coming across offensive comments to report
them to us. An email address is made available on each social media
site so that you can contact the administrator direct with any
questions or concerns you may have. You may also email email@example.com.
West Sussex County Council cannot be held responsible for any
content which has been posted by a member of the public and we do
not endorse these comments or the authors who create them.
We also reserve the right to remove overtly political material,
particularly in the run up to an election, in order to fulfil our
responsibility to comply with the code of recommended practice on
local authority publicity.
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