Yet again parking in Jengers Mead at Billingshurst has made the pages of the County Times.1 comment
On seeing the photograph in last week’s County Times of Queen Street, Horsham, in bygone days it brought back many childhood memories.
I am writing with regard to the proposed development at Millais School in Horsham.
Blood donors will be recognised all over the world as internationally acknowledged World Blood Donor Day is set to take place on Friday June 14.
Through your newspaper, I should like to express my sincere thanks to the residents of Holbrook who supported me during the past four years and at the West Sussex County Council election. It is a great honour to again be re-elected to represent the division and I look forward to serving you all for the next four years.
I would like to thank the many people who voted for me and other Liberal Democrats in the West Sussex County Council elections on May 2, whether they always vote Liberal Democrat, or normally vote for other parties.
While Ministers have emphasised in the wake of local elections that they are now listening, Horsham MP Francis Maude has not so far responded to various requests for time to allow Local and Neighbourhood Plans to be completed.
There is one issue that Horsham MP Francis Maude has championed over the years; that is, of course, the call from his constituents for a world class, acute hospital.
It’s time to put UKIP on the spot. The party picked up several council seats in Sussex and now the spotlight should be trained on its policies.
The arrival of four-party politics in England, and the distorting effects of the ‘first-past-the-post’ voting system, are woefully exemplified in West Sussex.
With regard to your article on green bin waste collections in Greenfields Close, Horsham. I live in Greenfields Close and have never had any problem with collection of my green bin waste.
What is going on with our councils - no-one has a good word to say about them!
The purpose of double yellow lines is to prevent parking where it would cause obstruction or danger, or both.
We had another treat when Forest School pupils came to Lavinia House with teachers to entertain us.
Ten years ago ‘Friends’ of New Street Garden was formed, to improve the Horsham garden from its abandoned state.
The Rotary Club of Horsham would like to thank the 24 shops in Horsham that participated in this year’s Great Easter Bunny Hunt Competition during the Easter holidays.
Mike Dancy’s letter last week set out succinctly how the proposed ‘Express Store’ would generate a very significant increase in traffic flow, leading to queues in St Leonard’s Road at its junction with Brighton Road, Horsham. Road safety would also be compromised.
This is an open letter to Horsham MP Francis Maude.1 comment
Many thanks for using my response to the continuing parking problems on the front page of the County Times (Horsham edition).
I enclose a cutting from my sister’s local paper. How nice it would be for it to be repeated in yours! Perhaps the folk of Suffolk have more about them than we in Sussex.
In over 30 years living in Horsham I have never seen such a sycophantic, biased and badly researched comment piece by an Editor as that following the county elections on May 2.
The County Times’ interview with the new Horsham District Council deputy leader, Helena Croft, raised some interesting points that ought to receive further scrutiny.
I refer to the letter ‘Housing figures are much too high’ in the County Times of April 25.
Can I be the only person worried about our local elections? As a reasonably active and interested local resident I once again made voting an important part of my life, but on visiting the polling station what do you anticipate finding?
Despite an 8.76 per cent lower turnout at the 2013 West Sussex County Council elections on May 2, the results were perhaps one of the most, if not the most, interesting in recent times.
Independent candidates act as critical counter-weights to the excesses of the heavyweight political parties.
I have just been to vote in the West Sussex County Council elections and - referring to Nik Butler’s item in the County Times - I do not vote according to who ‘wears the right badge’.
I am over 70 and until last Thursday I had always voted Conservative in every election since I got the vote when I was 21. This time I voted UKIP because they are the only party who I can now trust and the only party who understands the real concerns of ordinary people on important things like immigration.
We never cease to be grateful to the people of Horsham for their generosity.
I was very interested to see your article about Jengers Mead car park at Billingshurst in the West Sussex County Times last week (April 25).
Christian Aid Week – Sunday May 12 to Saturday May 18 - will see house-to-house collections in Cranleigh for Christian Aid.
I was touched to read that Horsham Life Saving Club has been fundraising for good causes including Emily Darbyshire, who was left disabled after battling meningitis, encephalitis and septicaemia in 2006.
I read Theo Cronin’s article on Helena Croft and his repeated joke about her age. I wonder if this is the type of treatment a male politician would receive.
What a disappointing piece of ‘journalism’ by County Times news editor Theo Cronin in the paper on April 25.
Foster Care Fortnight runs this year from Monday May 13 to Sunday May 26.
I read the article about the Horsham Maternity Unit and the picture is brilliant!
Accident and Emergency Departments all over the country have seen huge numbers of patients over the long and cold winter, but demand has continued to be high in spring.
Not everyone shares your enthusiasm for the proposed development at Barns Green, while the level of support for the project as stated by two Conservative councillors has been grossly exaggerated.
With reference to your leading prose ‘new hospital for Horsham dies’. This dream will only die if the community allows it, so may I say to Horsham MP Francis Maude do not give up on your constituents and continue to support them.
Last week Horsham District Council (HDC) received five minor planning applications for the conversion of the old Silver Wok site in Brighton Road, Horsham, to become a Tesco Express Store.
I was interested in the article about the Maternity Unit at Horsham Hospital in last week’s County Times.
Very many years ago, at its inception, the NHS was organised along the lines of what the medical profession wanted.
I have just read Christian Mitchell’s comments (first published on the County Times website 21.04.2013) regarding the new hospital. He claims that the people of Horsham have campaigned for 15 years for a new hospital.
Now we know that despite the honourable attempt by our local MP to get a new hospital for Horsham, potentially on the back of some ‘incentive’ from developers, it is as many of us suspected, unlikely to happen.
The ongoing concern about the effects of climate change means it is necessary to continue to press for remedial actions.
The Planning Inspectorate has over-ruled Horsham District Council’s refusal of an application to build 46 houses on countryside east of Daux Avenue at Billingshurst.1 comment
One aspect of the welfare system that needs a little more scrutiny is the Jobseekers Allowance.3 comments
I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has sent me used postage stamps in the past year.
This idea of building a new hospital between Horsham and Crawley is a ploy to build more houses, which we do not need in Horsham.
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