‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

Capita has run services for West Sussex County Council since 2012

Capita to lose pensions administration service

Hampshire County Council is set to take over West Sussex County Council’s pensions administration service, which was outsourced in 2012.

Lamppost in Hurst Road Car Park (photo by James Smith).

Lampposts in middle of path at leisure centre car park to be moved

Lampposts blocking a path through a Horsham leisure centre’s car park will be moved to the edge of the walkway the council has confirmed.

The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

Map looking eastwards from the planning application showing the location of the 90 homes,

Plans for 90 homes near Boars Head pub

Plans for 90 new homes next to the Boars Head pub between Horsham and Tower Hill have been submitted.

Beth Norrell, Children's Minister MP, Nadhim Zahawi, Alana Lemarachel, Carley Greenwood

West Sussex young people in care and care leavers meet minister

Young people in care and care leavers from across West Sussex and neighbouring authorities were invited to London to meet the Government’s children’s minister to discuss their views and experiences of the system.

Lesley Gilbert, county council passenger transport planner, with a poster promoting the bus consultation

Give your views on West Sussex bus strategy

Views on a new bus strategy for West Sussex are being sought by the county council.

Amanda Jupp. Member for Billingshurst and Cabinet Member for Adults and Health at West Sussex County Council SUS-170926-165939001

Number of day centres for adults with learning difficulties could be reduced

The number of day centres for adults with learning disabilities in West Sussex could be reduced as part of modernisation plans for adult social care services.

Reform of rail fare regulations is being explored

Do train fares need simplifying?

A simpler and more flexible train ticket system could be delivered as part of proposals for ‘root and branch reform’ of countrywide rail fare regulations.

The Labour team celebrates

Elections update: Labour holds Crawley

Labour has retained control of Crawley Borough Council by the narrowest of margins.
UPDATE: Crawley Borough Council elections 2018

UPDATE: Crawley Borough Council elections 2018

Labour is on the verge of maintaining control of Crawley Borough Council.

Picture candidates and party members at the Ifield table

Crawley Borough Council election results

The two most hotly contested seats in the Crawley Borough Council election are believed to be on a knife edge between Labour and the Tories.

Crawley's election count

Counting underway as control of Crawley Borough Council at stake

Control of Crawley Borough Council is at stake today with counting underway following yesterday’s local election.

HDC leader Ray Dawe

Public gets ‘damn good value’ for councillors’ allowances

The public gets ‘damn good value’ for the level of allowances paid to Horsham district councillors, according to its leader.

Peter Burgess pictured in May 2017 when he became the council's vice-chairman

Interim council chairman appointed

An interim chairman of Horsham District Council has been appointed.

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd

COUNTY NEWS: Amber Rudd resigns as Home Secretary

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary this evening (Sunday April 29) according to national reports.

Community campaigner Paul Kornycky. Pic Steve Robards SR152137 SUS-150915-131939001

Calls for return of unrestricted public question time at council meetings

Fresh calls have been made to restore a ‘democratic right’ to open public question time sessions at Horsham District Council meetings.

Southern service

MPs: Southern rail franchise a ‘multi-faceted shambles’

The operation of the Southern and Thameslink franchise has been a ‘multi-faceted shambles causing untold misery for passengers’, according to a Parliamentary committee.

Firefighters attending an incident in 2015. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Fears fire engine crewing could be cut to ‘unsafe’ levels

Fears crewing of fire engines in West Sussex could be cut to ‘unsafe’ levels have been expressed by opposition county councillors.

One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

Top tips during ‘spring surge’ at rubbish tips

A ‘spring surge’ at West Sussex’s rubbish tips has prompted the county council to issue five top tips about using the sites.

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