It’s important you're aware of how to spot the signs of hate incidents in your local community at this time of year.
Many of the county's pubs and clubs are set to attract international support from residents and visitors at this summer's World Cup - and with it brings the potential for racially aggravated conflict.
Hate incidents and crimes can take many forms and are not limited to discrimination on grounds of nationality or ethnicity. They occur when a person is subjected to hostility or prejudice by another person or group because of their race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity.
So please be vigilant when out and about, and report any incidents by emailing CommunitySafety.Wellbeing@westsussex.gov.uk or by calling 0808 168 9274.
You can also help to spread the word by downloading our poster and displaying it in your local area.
Food Allergy Information
Trading Standards is reminding food businesses in West Sussex to continue providing allergy information for consumers eating out.
Since 2014 all food outlets must either explain to customers, or supply, allergy information about the foods they sell.
The change was intended to make it safer for people with food intolerances to eat out.
West Sussex County Council Trading Standards has worked with local businesses and run training sessions about the laws. Training sessions are still being run and can be booked by visiting www.westsussex.gov.uk/businesswestsussex.
Anyone who has experienced problems getting correct allergen information from any food outlet can report the matter to Trading Standards on 03454 040506
Tick this off your summer safety list!
If you are out in the West Sussex countryside this summer, watch out for a tiny arachnid that can cause a debilitating disease if it bites you.
Ticks can transmit bacteria that cause disease such as Lyme disease. Although not all tick bites result in disease, it is important to know how to avoid them and to take action if you or your family does get bitten.
Public Health England has produced a factsheet which has details about the health risks of tick bites, how to check your skin for ticks, remove a tick and how to prevent being bitten. For further advice, visit www.nhs.uk and search 'tick bites'.