In today’s County Times: “Care cash is ‘few drops in a vast ocean of need’”

Front pages of the West Sussex County Times (Thursday February 23 edition).
Front pages of the West Sussex County Times (Thursday February 23 edition).

Extra cash for adult social care services in West Sussex raised through council tax increases is a ‘few drops in a vast ocean of need’, according to the county council’s leader.

In today’s County Times, a man has been sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of raping two vulnerable women in a Horsham graveyard, residents should be fully consulted before fortnightly bin collections are introduced according to members of Horsham’s Labour Party, a woman who fell from Swan Walk car park ‘took her own life’, an inquest has concluded, an off-duty policeman was threatened with what is thought to have been a screwdriver after a town centre burglary, more than 700 Neighbourhood Watch street schemes are now in place in the Horsham district, plus a three page spread as Horsham celebrates another flippin’ good Pancake Race.

Also in this week’s paper, a 19-year-old man responsible for killing a family’s beloved pet cat and seriously injuring others has been jailed, a town centre building which has been used as a church for the past 150 years has now been put up for sale, West Sussex County Council is considering setting aside £1m for counselling services in schools, 12 vehicles were broken into across Broadbridge Heath over the weekend, students were given a quick glimpse of their future possibilities when they took part in a career speed dating session and Horsham is now in line to become a holiday hotspot thanks to a Government grant.

In the South Downs edition, school lollipop staff across the district could be the next in line to receive body-worn cameras, parking and traffic issues in Pulborough have been debated at a meeting this week, a call has been made for fly-tippers who have dumped tyres, a fridge and glass at an historic castle site to be prosecuted, a new poll has suggested the majority of residents back plans for a 10,000-home market town near Henfield and momentum is building as volunteers work hard to prepare for Storrington on Show.

In sport, Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola hopes they have rebuilt some confidence after ‘stopping the rot’ against Faversham. We also have the latest rugby, hockey and basketball news.

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