Plans for massive housebuilding north of Horsham were savaged as a ‘political decision’ by a former council chief this week.
In other news a revamped Warnham Village Hall was celebrated at the weekend, a 32-month prison sentence for a Horsham man convicted of fraud was upheld on appeal, and actress Julie Walters will present prizes to Horsham students who won a competition to design Christmas cards.
The County Times has launched its Christmas campaign, we look at the lifesaving night riders who ferry urgent blood supplies across West Sussex, and the businesses with the best food hygiene ratings.
Due to public pressure a Christmas tree will return to form part of the town centre festive decorations, an inquest concluded a Horsham man died after a drug overdose in his home, and a Southwater mum has called for plans for a Dinosaur Island at the country park to be a ‘Mecca’ for wheelchair users.
Plans to redevelop Prewetts Mill will be exhibited later this month, a Horsham school for children with learning disabilities is celebrating having its own minibus, and we have eight pages of pictures and reports from events to commemorate Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
In South Downs news firefighters battled serious house fires in Amberley and Henfield on Sunday, a Pulborough man is in critical condition after a crash near Storrington, tributes have been paid to a Wiggonholt campaigner, and residents of Coldwaltham are battling plans for a gypsy and traveller’s site off the A29.
Meanwhile in Horsham district sport Horsham FC manager Gary Charman has said new recruits are imminent, YMCA beat Ringmer 3-1, Broadbridge Heath drew 3-3 with Littlehampton, while Billingshurst beat Ferring 10-2. We also have hockey, rugby, athletics, and swimming news.
The performance of Rat Pack Live at the Capitol later this month is previewed on our 24-page WOW entertainments guide alongside other previews, reviews, listings, what’s on, and nostalgia.
We also have letters, motors, politics, business, and readers’ news.