In today’s County Times: Campaigning mums back new ‘life changing’ facility

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A ‘life-changing’ specialist changing facility designed to support disabled people and their carers was unveiled at Horsham’s Pavilions in the Park on Tuesday (August 12).

In other Horsham news plans to relocate several town GP practices were branded as ‘ludicrous’ by some readers, ‘exciting’ farm proposals in Colgate were rejected by the council due to concerns over traffic, air guns were seized from a property in Horsham, and a trial flight path sending planes over villages near Horsham has come to an end.

A Rudgwick woman is raising money for charity on a 100-mile walk with her two sons in memory of her husband, Linden Homes has submitted an application for 160 homes on part of the former Novartis site to the council, volunteers are thanked for their work on refurbishing a Horsham charity’s centre, and we look into recent changes to policing in the Horsham district.

A 17-year-old from Billingshurst won two British chess titles, Tesco’s second application for an ATM outside a new Horsham store was rejected by the council, the Prime Minister has recognised a volunteer who set up a village shop in Kirdford, a Billingshurst historian has released his latest book on the Gallipoli Campaign in the First World War, while actress Julie Walters officially started a 12-hour lawn mower race last weekend.

In South Downs news several ideas have been put forward for the future of Shoreham Cement Works, West Sussex County Council has revealed the list of its members expenses, police seized suspected stolen tools in the Storrington area, a Storrington community minibus burst into flames in a Steyning car park, a district councillor has intervened to try and stop Ashington residents being evicted from their homes, and a West Chiltington animal sanctuary held its summer open day.

In our WOW entertainments guide we preview author Michael Morpurgo’s appearance at the Arundel Festival, as well as reviews, listings, and what’s on.

In Horsham district sport Sir Bradley Wiggings has confirmed his participation in this year’s Tour of Britain, which will come through Horsham in September, we have football match reports from Horsham FC’s first two games, Broadbridge Heath’s ‘dream start’, Horsham YMCA, Loxwood, and Steyning. We also have two pages of cricket reports, athletics, and bowls.

As well as letters, motors, politics and business, we also have 12 pages of readers’ news.