Guidance on how to report nuisances or issues

Dangerous or Careless Driving Incidents can be reported to Sussex Police via the link –

Highways issues (potholes etc) report to West Sussex Council  using the link –

Fly tipping report to Mid Sussex District Council using the link: –

Graffiti report to Mid Sussex Council via the link

Graffiti can also be reported to the Balcombe Parish Clerk.

For more information see below

Dangerous or Careless Driving

In discussion with WSCC regarding speeding traffic in the village they have advised us of a current Sussex Police initiative – Operation Crackdown. This initiative is available to report anti-social driving such as speeding, dangerous driving and driving whilst using a mobile phone etc. 

This gives residents the opportunity to report and record specific incidents of anti-social driving that the Police can then follow up and investigate.

Incidents can be reported to Sussex Police via the link –

The report will typically take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. If you started a report previously, you can return to it to complete at a later time.

You will be asked to provide:

  • The license plate number of the vehicle (this is mandatory for the Police to action the report)
  • The make, model and colour of the vehicle.
  • Details about when and where the incident happened
  • Any additional information that may help us to identify the driver
  • Any photos, videos or dash cam footage (taken by a passenger or when the car is stationary) can help with any actions than come from a report being submitted.

Your contact details will be treated in the strictest confidence, once your report has been submitted the only further contact Operation Crackdown will make with you is if we need any additional information about your incident.

Highway Issues

West Sussex County Council are responsible for all matters affecting the highways  such as potholes, overgrown vegetation, damaged kerbs, footpaths and verges, which you come across in the county.

You can submit a report using the link –

You will be asked to select and describe the problem and give the location on an in-app map. It is possible to see what other reports have been produced for the area. It is not necessary to set up an account to report any issues

The Council will investigate and their responses can be followed-up on the site.

Fly Tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and can be anything between a single bin-bag of rubbish to large quantities of waste emptied by trucks and can appear on roadsides, in lay-bys or on private land.

If you see someone fly-tipping do not stop them yourself. Try and take a photograph instead and note:

  • Location
  • Time and date
  • The vehicle’s number plate
  • Description of the vehicle – including make, model and any noticeable features
  • Any phone numbers on the vehicle
  • The type of rubbish being dumped

You can report to MSDC using the link: –

Mid Sussex Council will try to remove fly-tipping from public land within three working days of being reported. Private landowners are responsible for removing fly-tipping from their own land.


Although some graffiti can look nice unfortunately most graffiti is not and it is an offence if done without the owner’s permission. It is the duty of the Town and Parish Councils to remove unwanted graffiti.

You can report graffiti directly to the Parish Clerk at

or to Mid Sussex Council via the link

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Elections for District, Town and Parish Councils in Mid Sussex have been called and will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.


The elections will be the first to take place since the Government introduced the requirement to provide photographic identification when voting at the polling station. Voters can find a full list of acceptable types of Voter ID on the council website at

The nomination period for all candidates started on Tuesday 21 March and closes at 4pm on Tuesday 4 April. Nomination forms for each election type are available from Mid Sussex District Council’s Electoral Services team or online at

To assist anyone who is considering standing for election, guidance on becoming a candidate and the various election procedures is available on the Electoral Commission website at

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April and anyone who wishes to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf must do so by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

Residents who have recently moved to a new home and have not yet completed a voter registration application, should apply online at or contact the Electoral Services team as soon as possible because the registration deadline is on Monday 17 April 2023.

For any questions regarding nominations, voter registration or the electoral process please contact the Mid Sussex District Council Electoral Services team on 01444 477003 or email

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