Current Consultations

The following consultations are current – click on the link to Have Your Say

Proposed Budget Savings within the Library Service – Mobile Library under threat

We would like to make you aware of a public consultation currently running on proposed budget savings within the Library Service. 

The public consultation closes on Wednesday 13 November. It asks people for their views on proposals to cease the mobile library service and to reduce the evening opening hours in the four main libraries (Chichester, Crawley, Horsham and Worthing) by one hour, from 7pm to 6pm from April 2020.

We are keen for as many library users as possible to take part in the consultation and share their thoughts on the proposals.

The consultation will help inform the decision, due to be taken in November by the Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities. The decision is one of a number of options being worked up to take forward in the 2020/21 budget to help meet the funding gap currently being faced by West Sussex County Council.

To find out more and to take part, visit the Have Your Say web page


Consultation on proposed changes to concessionary rail travel for older people

A new consultation has been launched on a proposed change to the concessionary travel support provided by West Sussex County Council.     There will be no changes to the national ‘free bus passes’ provided to older and disabled people. However, council funding is currently provided for certain additions to the national ‘free bus pass’ scheme. The proposal being consulted on is to no longer offer a free Senior Railcard as an alternative to the bus pass.

If the proposal goes ahead, eligible older people will be able to receive their free bus pass instead of a free Senior Railcard. WSCC will continue to fund the following additions to the national scheme in West Sussex:

  • Free travel on buses at any time for Disabled Person’s Bus Pass holders
  • Companion passes so that qualifying pass holders who need help to travel on buses can take someone with them who can travel for free as well
  • A free Disabled Person’s Railcard instead of the Disabled Person’s Bus Pass

Before any decision is made, we are keen to gather feedback from passengers and others to help us understand the impact of this change.

Further information and the consultation questionnaire is available online at – or by calling 01243 642105 for a paper copy.

Feedback on behalf of your organisation can be made by completing the online consultation questionnaire or by email to:

The closing date for responses is 4 December 2019


Re: Consultation – Animal Welfare Policy

End Date: 3 November 2019

Please click on the link to see a  draft copy of the Mid Sussex District Council Animal Welfare Policy for your consultation.

Draft Animal Welfare Policy

A final version will be written taking into account the results of the consultation exercise.  The policy is new to MSDC and has been specifically  prepared to take account of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.  

Any comments on the Policy should be received by the Licensing Team no later than 3 November 2019.   Your comments about the revised policy can be provided by email to:

Or by post to: Licensing Team, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1SS

All responses will be acknowledged but will not receive an individual reply.