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Letter: Problem with Horsham Hospital access

On Tuesday July 11 afternoon I drove to Horsham Hospital for a routine blood test.

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Mel Preston submitted this photo to illustrate concern over parking issues at Sargent Way, Thompson Road and Ellis Road, Broadbridge Heath.

Letter: Poor deal for Broadbridge Heath residents

Further to your excellent article concerning the new neighbourhood centre at Broadbridge Heath in your 6th July 2017 issue, I totally agree with Matthew French’s comments that it is a ‘bum deal’ for the village of Broadbridge Heath.

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Sally Sanderson (right) and other residents protesting about plans to concrete over the volley pitch at Horsham Park. Pic Steve Robards SR1716819 SUS-170718-140027001

Letter: New threat to Horsham Park

According to planning application DC/17/1453, submitted by Horsham District Council itself, the grass area around the volleyball pitch just inside the station entrance to Horsham Park is to be lost to ‘mixed use recreation and event space’.

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West Street in Horsham - no bikes?

Letter: Fearful of walking down Horsham streets

West Sussex County Council is responsible for designating the ban on cycling in West Street and Middle Street in Horsham and for the erection of signs but has no responsibility for enforcement.

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Letter: Trains ‘invaded by air passengers’ at Gatwick

Letter: Trains ‘invaded by air passengers’ at Gatwick

I reply to several transport issues.

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Letter: A gesture of our humanity and enlightenment needed for Horsham teenager John Sparshott

Sadly, English social history has taken a back seat in our educational curriculum these days - on two counts.

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A 1930s photograph courtesy of Major Barry Lane of the Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Trust. The photo, taken at camp in Arundel Park, shows Major Middleton, and the men of the 4th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment who built the Capitol Theatre.

Letter: Blue Plaque for site of Horsham Capitol

May we take this opportunity to thank Wendy Worsfold for her letter regarding the proposal for a Blue Plaque in memory of the men of the 4th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment, who built the original Capitol Theatre/Cinema in 1923.

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LETTER: Rail solution

If running Southern Rail is handed over to the students and staff of Plumpton Agricultural College everyone will win.

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LETTER: Celebrations for community

The world’s Baha’i community is gearing up to celebrate the twin-celebration of their Holy Days – the Birth of the Bab and the Birth of Baha’u’llah (ie the forerunner and founder of the Baha’i Faith).

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LETTER: Vital role in the military

This July, SSAFA - the UK’s oldest military charity is celebrating the centenary of women in our Armed Forces.

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LETTER: Thank you for charity support

On the morning of Saturday, 10th June 2017, a street collection on behalf of the West Chiltington Branch of the Children’s Society, a long-established national charity, raised £102.63 outside Nisa Local in Haglands Lane, West Chiltington, and £297.37 in Old Mill Square, Storrington.

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LETTER: Concern over pub closures

There are reports that a further two pubs in Horsham are closing. One is the Rising Sun in Pondtail Road, the only public house in my parish and council ward, Horsham West.

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LETTER: Fundamental part of our democracy

Reading through The i on Saturday my eye was caught by one interesting article in particular, written by Ian Burrell, which brought to mind the way Horsham District Council has been run over the last few years.

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LETTER: Remember the Capitol Theatre

I was so pleased to hear that there is a proposal to have a Blue Plaque installed on the wall next to Marks and Spencer’s store in swan walk, Horsham, in remembrance of the Capitol theatre which used to stand on this site.

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LETTER: ‘Driving force’ behind artwork

I stand corrected (‘Importance of treasured poet’, WSCT Letters, June 29): ‘Paul Foot - who was the driving force behind the appearance of the Shelley Fountain in Horsham’.

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LETTER: Our schools are in crisis

Reading Nick Herbert’s thoughts on Southern Rail, a quotation from H. L. Mencken comes to mind: “For every complex problem there’s a solution that’s clear, simple and wrong.”

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LETTER: Train horns are too loud

With the recent fine weather lots of people will have been spending more time in their gardens, only to find that if living near a rail line in or out of Horsham, their pleasure has been spoilt by train drivers who seem to delight in sounding their horns as long and loud as they can.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Accountability on earth is vital and must be effective

On Saturday 1 July in Chichester Cathedral, 12 men and women became clergy in the Church of England.

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LETTER: Cost of growth at airport

Gatwick Airport issued a press release (29.6.17) delighted at the growth in passenger numbers, with the CEO detailing it as ‘another record-breaking year’.

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LETTER: Safe transport service for all

The responses by our two local Conservative MPs reported in last week’s County Times article - ‘Southern report: ‘Number of factors caused overall system to fail’’ - were as predictable as they are disappointing.

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