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Crowdfunding website for community projects in West Sussex launched

A new way of funding community projects in West Sussex has launched where contributions can be made through a crowdfunding website.

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What the new camping pods might look like

Camping pods for visitors to Storrington approved

Plans for four new camping pods to be used as visitor accommodation south of Storrington have been approved.

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DM1840880a.jpg. Bus turning circle in Storrington is to be changed. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-181004-173035008

Storrington Waitrose bus turning circle plans ‘illogical’

‘Illogical’ plans to alter the road layout near Waitrose’s Storrington store have been criticised by councillors.

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Nathan Elvery joined the county council in 2016 on a �190,000 a year salary

Council boss: ‘Still far to go to tackle ugly underbelly of organisational culture’

A council chief executive challenged about spending decisions by a staff member has thanked her for reminding him ‘how far we still have to go in tackling the ugly underbelly of our organisational culture’.

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Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

‘What matters to you’ survey launched by county council

A survey asking residents and businesses for their views on all services provided by West Sussex County Council has been launched.

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Fire crews battle a fire in Bognor in 2015. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Fire service ‘will have to continually evolve’

A four-year strategy outlining how West Sussex’s fire and rescue service will use its resources to protect the public has been published for six weeks of public consultation.

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Billy Greening, Conservative councillor for Southwater (photo submitted). SUS-161019-090835001

Tory councillor apologises after ‘for the many and not the Jew’ comment

A Tory councillor has apologised after a ‘for the many and not the Jew’ jibe directed at Labour supporters in London at the weekend.

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Anger over plans to turn Rising Sun pub, Pondtail Road, Horsham, into a children's nursery. Pic Steve Robards SR1804500 SUS-180214-120031001

Conversion of Rising Sun pub to children’s nursery refused

A vacant Horsham pub’s conversion to a children’s nursery has been refused by councillors when it went before them for a third time.

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Tory councillor for Rudgwick John Bailey

Tory councillor’s retrospective plans withdrawn

A Tory councillor’s retrospective application for an agricultural storage building in Rudgwick has been withdrawn.

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Horsham District Council SUS-160714-093947001

By-election date announced following death of Horsham council chairman

Following the death of Horsham District Council’s chairman Roger Clarke last month a vacancy now exists in the district ward of Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead.

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Plans to redevelop Gatwick Airport's railway station have been submitted

Transformation plans for Gatwick Airport’s railway station

The transformation of Gatwick Airport’s railway station has moved a step closer as plans have now been submitted.

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DM1840880a.jpg. Bus turning circle in Storrington is to be changed. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-181004-173035008

Waitrose’s bus turning circle plans on agenda

Waitrose’s plans to change the road layout near its Storrington store are set to be discussed by councillors next week.

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New public toilets plan for Storrington

New public toilets could be built in Storrington as part of plans submitted by the village’s parish council.

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MP Maria Caulfield and Beverley Berrill

MP demands end to speeding on country lanes after woman knocked off horse

MP for Lewes Maria Caulfield is demanding an end to speeding on country lanes after a Ditchling woman was knocked off her horse.

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Margaret (Maggi) Downes

Tributes paid to ‘dignified lady’ Maggi Downes

The husband of a former district councillor for Pulborough has paid tribute to his ‘best friend’ following her death.

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Lib Dems Daniel Purchese, Morwen Millson, and James Walsh outside County Hall. They succesfully persuaded committee members to call for the Tory-led West Sussex County Council to pause a new crowdfunding model for community projects.

‘Outrageous’ charge on crowdfunded community project applications

A five per cent charge on West Sussex community projects using a new crowdfunding model has been described as ‘absolutely outrageous’ by Lib Dem councillors.

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Capita has a ten-year contract with West Sussex County Council which started in 2012

Problems with council’s Capita contract ‘not small hiccups’

A contract outsourcing West Sussex County Council’s back-office functions is ‘failing to provide as good or better services’, according to opposition members.

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Laurence Taylor, assistant chief constable at Sussex Police, at last week's performance and accountability meeting

Sussex police officers trained to respond to nerve agent attack

Around 100 Sussex Police officers are specifically trained to respond to a chemical or biological incident.

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

Council defends £8m cost of new Piries Place car park

The council has defending the new £8million cost of replacing Piries Place Car Park, which has increased by £750,000 from the original budget.

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Voter registration is up in Horsham, figures show

Voter registration is up in Horsham, figures show

The number of registered voters in Horsham increased by more than a thousand over the last year, the latest figures show.

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