County council invests in drone

West Sussex County Council has become one of the first authorities in the country to invest in a drone to benefit its work.


Secret information on North Horsham housing viability revealed

Secret parts of a viability report on the level of affordable housing proposed in the North Horsham development have been revealed to the public at last.

Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

Council tax rise approved by West Sussex County Council

A council tax rise of 4.95 per cent including the two per cent social care levy has been approved by the Tory-led West Sussex County Council.

Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

Pulborough Railway Station. SUS-151120-124221001

Agreement for new car park at Pulborough’s railway station unsigned

A planning agreement to allow a new car park at Pulborough Railway Station and 29 homes to go ahead has still not been signed - 19 months after the scheme was approved.

Amended plans for proposed Piries Place Car Park showing 'living wall' (photo from HDC's planning portal).

Councillors approve ‘bold’ designs for new Horsham car park

Designs for a new Piries Place Car Park have been approved by councillors – despite concerns about elements of the proposals.

Horsham District Council blue recycling bins. Pic Steve Robards SR1735897 SUS-180301-181635001

Fortnightly bin collections rollout starts today

The rollout of fortnightly general bin collections for the Horsham district is set to start today (Monday February 5).

Deborah Urquhart cabinet member for the environment at West Sussex County Council

Permits for vans and trailers at rubbish tips

West Sussex’s rubbish tip service ‘was not broken but now is’ one Lib Dem councillor has claimed as permits are set to be introduced.

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced funding to unlock new housing schemes across Sussex

Funding to unlock new Sussex housing schemes

New funding to unlock housing schemes across Sussex has been announced by the Government today (Thursday February 1).

Southern train

Southern remains worst in country for passenger satisfaction

Southern’s passenger satisfaction remains the worst in the country despite significantly improving its score over the past year, according to new survey results.

A major Government programme has been helping extend access to superfast broadband across the UK

Sussex’s access to superfast broadband below South East average

Access to superfast broadband in Sussex is above the national average but below the figure for the South East, according to new data.

Amended plans for proposed Piries Place Car Park showing 'living wall' (photo from HDC's planning portal).

Changes made to new car park’s design

Altered designs for a new Piries Place Car Park are set to be debated by councillors.


Government clamp down on 'dodgy' private parking operators

New legal protections from private parking operators have been announced today.
Brian Donnelly, cabinet member for finance and assets, said the council had to be proactive as well as prudent

Senior councillor laments lack of council tax rise freedom as residents face ‘maximum’ increased bills

Cabinet members agreed to increase Horsham District Council’s share of council tax on Thursday – but one senior councillor lamented not having freedom to up it more.

Season ticket parking charges at Swan Walk are set to rise

Horsham town centre parking charge increases approved

Parking charges in Horsham town centre car parks will rise by up to 20 per cent after proposals were agreed by cabinet members on Thursday.

The A281 Guildford Road east of Rudgwick where the Smithers Rough site is proposed for gypsy and traveller pitches (photo from Google Maps)

Access concerns over Rudgwick gypsy site plan

Residents fighting plans for a new gypsy and traveller site in Rudgwick have expressed frustration at a lack of available information.

Chichester MP Gillian Keegan speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on patient travel times for cancer treatment (photo from Parliament.tv).

Travel for cancer treatment ‘gruelling’ for patients

The need for cancer treatment services in West Sussex to cut down journey times for patients has been raised in Parliament by one MP.

Nathan Elvery chief executive at West Sussex County Council SUS-160627-165751001

Chief executive paid £47,500 relocation allowance

West Sussex County Council’s chief executive received a relocation allowance of £47,500 on top of his six-figure salary after being appointed.

Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s council tax increase plan agreed

A council tax increase of 7.8 per cent proposed by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been backed by a scrutiny group today (Friday January 19).

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