In today’s County Times: Closure proposed for Horsham surgeries

West Sussex County Times, August 7
West Sussex County Times, August 7

Three Horsham doctors’ surgeries could close with the patients and staff relocated to a new medical centre in Broadbridge Heath.

In other Horsham news a Horsham town centre estate agents had its front door smashed at the weekend, a teenager charged with a fire at Millais School was sentenced, three teenagers have left a tribute to the now-closed McDonald’s store, plans to build 53 new flats in the town centre were deferred by the council, and a Rusper group is fighting to keep its racetrack.

Two men who used the A24 near Horsham as a ‘stunt track’, according to police, have been prosecuted after they were caught on camera, a woman has died after a suspected overdose at a flat in Billingshurst, while British Transport Police has issued an image of a man it want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault at Horsham Railway Station.

A sweet shop owner expressed his ‘frustration’ at the council over plans to place tables and chairs outside his store, a new reptile shop has opened in Horsham, a Horsham athlete who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games is calling for the retention of indoor athletics facilities in Broadbridge Heath, and a Billingshurst pub has thanked everyone who helped them raise more than £7,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

We also have special reports on the Cranleigh Show, Loxwood Joust, and events in the Horsham district commemorating the start of the First World War.

In South Downs news another rejected solar farm has been appealed by the applicant, Ashington families are facing eviction from their homes, author Peter James is backing a new soft play area at Henfield Leisure Centre, and a Washington kennel is aiming to counteract negative publicity around Staffordshire bull terriers.

In our WOW Entertainments guide we speak to former EastEnders actor Shaun Williamson during his tour in the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, which plays at The Hawth in Crawley later this month.

Meanwhile in Horsham district sport we salute Horsham’s two Commonwealth Games medal winners, there are three pages of cricket match reports, season previews before the start of the football season, as well as bowls news, cycling, and boxing.