Calls to exempt care leavers from council tax up to 25

Care leavers in West Sussex could be exempt from council tax up to the age of 25 as part of proposals being considered.

DM1841035a.jpg. Protest against plans for an incinerator in Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180414-201642008

Decision on North Horsham incinerator plans due tomorrow

A decision on plans for an incinerator north of Horsham is set to be made by county councillors tomorrow morning.

DM1861112a.jpg. Newbridge roundabout, Broadbridge Heath. Changes will shut off arm on to Billngshurst Road, with new connector on to old bypass. Looking towards Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180506-164033008

Improvements to Broadbridge Heath roundabouts to cost £3.3m

A £3.3m project to improve two Broadbridge Heath roundabouts is set to be progressed by the county council.

From March 2017: Steyning says 'no' to proposed quarry next to Hammes Farm, Washington Road, Steyning. Pic Steve Robards  SR1705285 SUS-170314-153342001

Call for new sand quarry sites in summer

A call for new sites for soft sand extraction in West Sussex could be launched this summer.

Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway, speaking at the House of Commons Transport Select Committtee in 2016 (from parliament.tv). SUS-160507-111900001

Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

Plans for four gypsy pitches near Copsale (photo from HDC's planning portal)

Four gypsy pitches in Copsale narrowly approved

A gypsy and traveller site south of Copsale has been narrowly approved.

Female county councillors outside County Hall in February wearing rosettes to mark 100 years since legislation was passed giving some women the vote for the first time in the UK

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups were made at County Hall last week.

Nick Herbert with Pulborough wardens Carol Boniface and Vanessa Green

MP backs neighbourhood warden scheme

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has backed a scheme to employ neighbourhood wardens in Storrington and Sullington.

The new pool side, with the new two-storey building, housing a hall, gym and cafe

Arundel Lido expansion plans put to committee

Plans to improve Arundel Lido and bring a public gym to the town will be considered by South Downs National Park Authority.

Neighbourhood warden scheme would ‘increase council tax by £17 per year’

Neighbourhood warden scheme would ‘increase council tax by £17 per year’

Residents in Storrington and Sullington would be charged an extra £17 per year from 2019 if the majority chose to approve a neighbourhood warden scheme, according to the parish council.


Hundreds of residents told they will have to leave two Portsmouth tower blocks amid safety fears

HUNDREDS of families living in two of Portsmouth’s biggest tower blocks are today being told they will have to move out of their homes amid fresh safety fears.

Southern train

Advice on helping disabled train passengers ‘could’ve been better expressed’

Advice to train staff on how to help disabled passengers ‘could have been better expressed’, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has admitted.

Plans for 24 flats in Broadbridge Heath SUS-180106-101646001

Funds released for affordable housing in Broadbridge Heath

More than £500,000 has been released to fund more affordable housing in Broadbridge Heath by councillors.

New plans showing plots 2 and 3

Fresh plans for controversial Nuthurst homes

A planning battle over changes to the agreed scale of three Nuthurst homes is set to continue with the submission of fresh plans.

Anatomy of a quality pothole repair: (from top left) a potholed patch on a West Sussex road; cutting a rectangular repair area; using a breaker to 'break out' the patch; removing loose debris, with a shovel and bigger parts by hand; preparing the surface with a compactor plate; sealant being applied to bind the new and old surfaces; skilfully spreading the Tarmac slightly proud of the existing area, to achieve a smooth end result once compacted; using the compactor; the new surface.

Extra £540k to fill more potholes across West Sussex

An extra £540,000 to fill potholes has been committed by West Sussex County Council - enough for at least 2,000 more high-quality larger-scale repairs.

NEW Thameslink 700 TRAIN ARRIVES AT BRIGHTON STATION SUS-160620-105904001

Rail industry bosses apologise for disruption since timetable changes

Rail industry bosses have apologised for disruption and cancellations experienced by passengers since new timetables were rolled out last week.

Thameslink service

Thameslink compares its own performance to Poundland cooking chocolate

Poundland has poked fun at Thameslink train services after the rail operator compared its recent performance to the retailer’s cooking chocolate on social media.

Thameslink service

Thameslink apologises for reduced train timetable

The operator of Thameslink trains has apologised to passengers for disruption since a new timetable was introduced last week.

Margaret Guest pictured in 2014

‘More detail needed on proposed closure of day centres’

More detail is needed on plans to close several day centres for adults with learning disabilities and relocate services elsewhere in West Sussex, according to campaigners.

Lynn Lambert, new Horsham district councillor for Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead

Newly-elected councillor pays tribute to predecessor’s work

A new councillor for Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead has paid tribute to the work of her predecessor.

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