In today’s County Times: “Deal to secure future of ‘community asset’

Front pages of the West Sussex County Times (Thursday February 2 edition)

Front pages of the West Sussex County Times (Thursday February 2 edition)

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Directors of The Holbrook Club and Horsham Football Club have signed a new 25 year lease for the club, moving the long term security of both the Holbrook and Horsham FC a step forward.

In today’s County Times, governors have threatened to ‘strike’ unless the government provides £20m of emergency funding to West Sussex schools, a crackdown on Parkour in Horsham town centre has been eased following a decision to grant the activity sport status, an historic building in Horsham is now being converted into a church after being ‘de-listed’, major plans to redevelop Horsham’s Piries Place could be approved by district councillors next week, and quick-thinking firemen used dental floss to remove a ring stuck on a woman’s finger.

Also in this weeks paper, the Horsham District has ‘done its bit’ looking after the county’s waste - campaigners claim after stepping up their battle against plans for a new incinerator, a headteacher has praised the dedication of staff, governors and pupils after her school received a glowing report from Ofsted, a review of the Horsham district’s local plan could begin later this year, plus an update on the Save the Red Phone Boxes campaign.

In the South Downs editions, a couple were told they would be handcuffed and arrested if they dialled 999 by two men posing as police officers, families have launched a desperate campaign to save a long-running centre in Steyning from closure, a Storrington man has narrowly avoided prison after his ‘aggressive’ driving caused a three-vehicle crash, Storrington has appeared in the list of the worst polluted areas in the South East, and a woman who stalked her daughter’s ex-boyfriend tracked his movements by accessing his bank account.

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