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LETTER: Old shipmates

Thank you again local newspapers, like this one, for printing my letters about reuniting those who have served together in the Royal Navy. My letters are often cut out and sent to someone who has served, ‘My Niece saw your letter and sent it to me’.

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LETTER: Protect officers

I was shocked but not surprised to hear figures from the Police Federation of England and Wales that estimate there are more than 6,600 assaults on police officers every day.

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LETTER: Emergency help

On Saturday, January 28th my car broke down on the A24 about half a mile south of the Washington roundabout.

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LETTER: Business impact

I would not welcome an education and business park at Brinsbury.

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LETTER: Flawed policy on parking

Horsham District Council is soon to impose a new strategy to recover the costs of maintaining rural car parks.

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LETTER: Excellent work of many schools

With my West Sussex County Times last week I received a magazine ‘Education Sussex’.

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LETTER: Weak objections to club’s plans

Regarding Horsham Football Club, I read with interest the letters from Mr Stewart and Mr Duncan.

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LETTER: Road hazards getting worse

I’ve been commuting by bike up and down the Worthing Road at Horsham for the past five years and this road is incredibly dangerous.

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LETTER: More land for ‘Crawsham’?

Political Editor, Joshua Powling, reported that a review of Cllr Vickers’ Horsham Development Planning Framework (HDPF) could begin later this year (2.2.17, p20).

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LETTER: More private housing isn’t the answer

Everyone involved in the housing debate uses the words affordable and crisis to attract media attention.

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LETTER: Restore social housing stock

The Government continues to demand that councils maintain house build-out rates, to match population growth.

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LETTER: Generous help for hospital

In response to Mr Harper’s letter (published 19th January 2017), where he expressed deep gratitude to his local hospital and launched an online campaign to boost healthcare services under pressure, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks for his extremely generous donation of £1,000.

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LETTER: Magnificent sum for charity

May I via your paper thank all the people who bought cards from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People at the Christmas Card Charity Shop in Horsham Museum last year.

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LETTER: Struggle to use post facilities

A few days before Christmas, when the post box in Horsham was full, I sat on the seat opposite watching a dark surreal world, mid-winter like a Lowry painting, a world that I belonged to as well.

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LETTER: Understand the bigger picture

I write concerning the article in the County Times of February 2, and Councillor Donnelly’s comment concerning additional costs on to the council tax, “It’s like a blunderbuss or a shotgun; it’s a little bit of an unsophisticated way of doing it.”

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LETTER: Cost outweighs any benefits

Following recent letters on the cost of our EU membership, it is interesting that economist Roger Bootle reports in his book ‘The Trouble with the Europe’, that in 2004 the EU itself estimated business regulation costs at around £500 billion pa.

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LETTER: Raise recycling awareness

According to The West Sussex County Times ‘the Horsham district has the highest recycling rate in West Sussex, it is about five per cent short of the 50 per cent national recycling target it has to reach by 2020 and the council is anticipating that reducing general waste collections to every two weeks will increase their recycling rates’. {http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/politics/move-to-fortnightly-bin-collections-in-horsham-district-1-7683109|http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/politics/move-to-fortnightly-bin-collections-in-horsham-district-1-7683109|Link}

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LETTER: Surprise over charges at tip

Being good citizens we recently took an old bathroom wash basin to the nearest disposal centre, or tip as we used to call it.

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LETTER: Lack of reply is ungenerous

It is quite amazing that our local councillors send us correspondence via the letter box with contact numbers and yet when we reply by email to address supplied they remain silent.

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LETTER: Urbanisation in middle of gap

Should have gone to Spec Savers was my first thought when reading Colin Cloy’s letter of January 26, regarding Horsham Football Club’s proposal.

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