In today’s County Times: Work on track for new Waitrose and John Lewis stores

County Times Horsham front page September 11
County Times Horsham front page September 11

Work is on track for new Waitrose and John Lewis stores to be open in Horsham by the end of May next year.

In this week’s County Times long-serving staff at the existing Waitrose store were welcomed to the construction site off Albion Way, which will become their new home.

A coach at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre has urged the council to retain indoor athletics facilities, a Steyning sex offender has been jailed for seven years, a Horsham man has received compensation after contracting E.coli on holiday, a driver suffered ‘multiple fractures’ after a two-vehicle collision near Bolney, and the council agreed to supply a £7m loan to Saxon Weald for 60 new affordable homes in Horsham.

Repairs to the swimming pools at Horham’s Pavilions in the Park are set to cost Horsham District Council around £1m, and the Y Centre has unveiled a new garden space in memory of a former resident who died last year.

We also have a picture special on the Big Nibble and the Great British Bake Off, a preview of the Tour of Britain, which will see cyclists come through Horsham on Saturday, and a special report on fostering,

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been urged to back a second runway at Gatwick Airport, GPs have talked about plans to shake up doctors’ surgeries in Horsham, while two teenagers rode to Paris to raise money for Sussex Air Ambulance.

In South Downs news this week a motorcyclist has been seriously injured at an accident black spot, a Dutch resistance hero who lives in West Chiltington has finally been recognised, Henfield Leisure Centre has received a £300,000 loan to provide a children’s soft play area, and a new minibus has been provided for a Storrington-based charity.

In Horsham district sport we preview Horsham FC’s cup game at the weekend, match reports Horsham YMCA, Billingshurst, and Steyning, and have cricket reports from Roffey, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Horsham, Slinfold and Henfield.

In our 24-page WOW entertainments guide we preview ‘An Evening of Burlesque’, due to perform at the Capitol Theatre in early October, as well as other previews, reviews, what’s on, and listings.

We also have politics, business, motors, letters, and 13 pages of readers’ news.