One of the world’s most famous brands McDonald’s is set to leave Horsham after 25 years in the town in July.
The news is exclusively revealed in this week’s West Sussex County Times, while in other stories a Billingshurst school’s caretaker has been told to leave his home after 42 years, a £5m upgrade of Littlehaven Railway Station was unveiled, campaigners are celebrating victory as 165 homes were refused in Broadbridge Heath, and a man has been jailed for two years for drug offences.
A woman from Maplehurst and a man from Billingshurst are among those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last week, Rowhook residents have vented their frustration at new trial flight paths, and Tory councillor Christian Mitchell has been punished again for opposing proposed housing development north of Horsham by being stripped of his role as chairman of Horsham District Council’s Licensing Committee.
Meanwhile we also look at how volunteer groups are making the Horsham district look its best, and a Colgate wildlife lodge and rescue centre.
In our South Downs edition villagers in Amberley are ‘excited’ that the future of the former Black Horse pub has been secured, an application for a skate park in Steyning was refused by the council, a disabled Storrington resident is unhappy at not being allowed to board a bus on her small mobility scooter, and Pulborough’s ambulance crew is set to be relocated.
In Horsham district sport we have three pages of cricket match reports, athletics, football, motor racing, bowls and kayaking.
Meanwhile in your 24-page WOW entertainment pullout we preview ‘Unforgettable’ at the Capitol Theatre, a night of music featuring some of the world’s biggest artists, as well as other previews, reviews, what’s on, and listings.
As well as politics and business news, we also have five pags of letters and ten pages of readers’ news.