A to Z search:



Disclaimer statement

The aims of this website are to:

  • provide information to residents, users of Council Council services, businesses and the general public;
  • facilitate access to Council services; and to,
  • promote the county of West Sussex, the County Council and its services.


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 County Council does not endorse any externally linked sites and is not responsible for their content. Customers should note that some external providers may use premium rate telephone numbers. See our Help page for further information.

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 osd.office@westsussex.gov.uk.

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 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 Get Safe Online website for advice.

Back to top


All material on our website, including text and graphics, is copyright West Sussex County Council unless otherwise stated. It may be used only with the written permission of the County Council. The County 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.

Logos and artwork

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.

Back to top


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, such as 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 County 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 Statistics.

Users are granted permission to reproduce Crown Copyright material for their personal use provided that a Click-Use Licence 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 acknowledged.

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.

Back to top

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 Sussex County Council privacy policy. If you do not want to grant 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 above.
  • 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 guarantee.

Back to top

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 address.

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 confidential manner.

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 the AddThis.com data collection form.

Back to top


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 County Council.

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.

Back to top


The County Council does not accept liability for the failure of any communications resulting from access to the site or linked sites. The County 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 County Council does not accept liability for any such matters or their consequences.

Use of cookies

Information about how we use cookies on our website is available on our Web analytics, cookies and statistics page.

Back to top

Social media

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 notification.

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 County Council reserves the right to remove posts that contain content in languages other than English if, in its view, 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 osd.office@westsussex.gov.uk.

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.

Back to top

© Copyright 2014 West Sussex County Council, County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ.

  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Pashto
  • Gujarati

Terms and conditions | Disclaimer | Site map
Site implementation by Unified Solutions Logo Unified Solutions Ltd