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LETTER: Change in law over licences

Some of your readers may be unaware of a change in the law which means that from the 1st September 2016 you need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or download BBC programmes on demand on BBC iPlayer - including catch-up TV. This applies to all devices.

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LETTER: Where to turn for care advice

This October is West Sussex Care Month.

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LETTER: Why secrecy over meeting?

HM Civil Servants at the Department of Health have been as helpful to me as they possibly can in relation to obtaining information about a meeting held at the Cabinet Office on 18 December 2012 which was chaired by Francis (now Lord) Maude, our former Horsham MP.

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LETTER: Track record of failure

West Sussex County Council may indeed be pleased with progress made so far in relation to its Adult Education service being branded ‘inadequate’ by OFSTED (‘County pleased with ‘fair’ Ofsted report’, September 22).

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LETTER: Oustanding educations

On behalf of Aurora Academies Trust, we would like to reassure LN Price (readers’ letters September 15) that, as a charity, we are not motivated by profit but by the desire to provide an outstanding education to our pupils.

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LETTER: Better cycling plans are vital

It was good to see the clear call from Horsham medics to the councils to start building attractive cycle networks locally.

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LETTER: Massive random landfill site

At Burgess Hill Municipal Dump I was handed a leaflet named ‘Changes to West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) Starting 1st October 2016’.

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LETTER: See the sights to aid research

This October, thousands of people from all over the UK will join Diabetes UK’s London Bridges challenge, walking 10 miles across 13 bridges in central London and this year we are urging you to sign up.

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LETTER: Chance to call for openness

Horsham District councillor Claire Vickers is bringing a revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) to Cabinet on 22 September (8.9.16, p8).

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LETTER: Challenge for Sussex firms

Since launching in 1986, NSPCC’s Childline has been a place for children to turn even when it feels like no one else is listening.

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LETTER: Don’t construct monstrosity

The decision to build a wall in Calais is the latest in a long line of wrong moves made in the ongoing scandal of the British and French authorities’ handling of the plight of refugees in Northern France.

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LETTER: Brilliant fun for good cause

This October I will be stepping out in my best PJ’s to celebrate Humphrey’s Pyjama Week (3-7 October), and hopefully raising lots of money to help children with brain injury.

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LETTER: Lively debate on energy options

Horsham residents will be turning on their lights a little earlier as the days become shorter.

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LETTER: Come clean over future of Piries

Not that long ago, Piries Place was an attractive enclave in the centre of Horsham.

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LETTER: Perils of a safe seat apparent

Perhaps other readers have noticed the delicious irony of Horsham MP Jeremy Quin’s appointment as PPS in David Davis’ Brexit department?

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LETTER: Unbounded enthusiasm

When reading Pedro Martins’ regular column, I often wonder whether Horsham District Council really needs a public relations officer to promote our town and District.

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LETTER: More of us need to ask questions

The more I read about our local council it appears they have no sense of realism or wish to connect with the residents who pay their salaries. There are numerous occasions where residents have made comments, suggestions or requests and for some unexplained reasons they are all ignored. A few recent examples follow.

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LETTER: Lottery

Latest winners in the weekly St Catherine’s Hospice lottery draw are:

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LETTER: Will developers be accountable?

A recently published report by Civitas: ‘Planning approvals vs Housebuilding activity, 2006-2015’ has found that of the 2,035,835 new homes granted permission by local authorities over the period only 1,261,350 have been started.

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LETTER: Congratulations to council chair

The Chairman of North Horsham Parish (NHPC) Cllr Roger Wilton and North Horsham Parish Council, which he leads, is to be congratulated for refusing to accept Liberty’s invitation to meet in private (WSCT, 8.9.16, p7).

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