In today’s County Times: Horsham fights back at rival town’s billboard

County Times front page November 27.
County Times front page November 27.
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Horsham has fought back this week at town centre posters advertising Guildford as an alternative Christmas shopping destination.

In today’s County Times the council has apologised to ‘infuriated’ motorists who were trapped in a town centre car park on Sunday, campaigners against fracking marched through the streets of Billingshurst, ‘hideous’ bamboo plants were removed from West Street, and at least £85,000 has been spent by the council on the Shelley Fountain.

A man has been jailed after a fatal crash in Southwater, a Plummers Plain man was jailed for five years for handling stolen goods, Dairy Crest are ‘reviewing options’ on the future of their Horsham depot, and a gang of teenagers attacked a couple with learning difficulties in Horsham town centre.

We take an in-depth look at McCarthy and Stone’s plans for Prewetts Mill, volunteers at Holbrook Community Centre talk about what they offer, and Southwater pupils’ artwork has gone on display at the old railway bridge.

A scheme for affordable homes in Cowfold was approved, a Littleworth pub helped a Formula One team compete in the final Grand Prix of the 2014 season, five MPs spoke against a second runway at Gatwick during a packed meeting, a parish councillor for North Horsham was awarded honorary freedom of the parish, and tributes were paid to a Horsham man who died in the town’s Catholic church.

In South Downs news this week plans for new homes in West Chiltington have encountered ‘strong opposition’, tributes have been paid to a man who died near Upper Beeding, a First World War display was held in Upper Beeding, the council has lost an appeal for 75 homes near Storrington, a new bench has been unveiled in Storrington’s memorial gardens, and a Fittleworth sculptor is embarking on a new project.

Meanwhile in Horsham district sport we preview Horsham FC’s FA trophy clash with Hayes & Yeading, Broadbridge Heath beat Ringmer 5-3, while YMCA were beaten in their FA Vase game against Erith & Belvedere. We also have motorsport, hockey, boxing, rugby, gymnastics, tennis, swimming, athletics, and darts news.

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