“Still fighting after all these years”

Residents in Haywards Heath say they are ‘devastated but determined’ after fresh plans to build 151 new homes.


Pollinator project has positive effect

Fruit trees have been planted at Thomas A’Becket Junior School as part of a wider Worthing pollinator project.

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Suspending ‘diabolical’ rubbish tip charges welcomed by Tory

Suspending ‘barmy’ and ‘diabolical’ charges introduced at rubbish tips in West Sussex last year has been welcomed by a Tory county councillor.

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Early-purple Orchids are blooming earlier than usual. Picture: Picasa

Enjoy an orchid spectacle in June

Early-purple Orchids are blooming two weeks earlier than usual in Sussex.

Cooler spells are expected next week

WEATHER FORECAST: Cooler spells expected next week

Cooler spells are expected in Sussex next week but don’t worry the sunshine is not going anywhere just yet.

The funds enable the council to install a district heating network in the town centre that will help to reduce energy costs

£1.4 million to power town centre heat network

Crawley Borough Council has been awarded £1.4 million to establish a town centre heat network which could reduce energy costs for homeowners.

Three life-size cows have been added to the park. Picture: Jon Rigby

Three fun new additions to Worth Park

Worth Park in Crawley has three fun new additions.

Kia Trainor, director of CPRE Sussex, and her son Oliver

Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

Apart from working very hard for three days, the team enjoyed lots of cake, toasted marshmallows, hot drinks and laughter

Community works together to restore wetland

It has been wonderful to see the community working together to restore wetland in West Wittering.

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Ancient woodland destruction site sold

A site where ancient woodland was felled without permission near Albourne has been sold to a new owner.

Flood risk groups are calling on villagers to help map flooding spots and identify sites for rain gardens

Public meeting to help map flooding hotspots in Hassocks

Hassocks residents are invited to a public meeting this Saturday (April 1) to discuss flooding in the village.

A collection of two to five bedroom homes are being built. Picture: Charles Church Thames Valley

£8million to be injected to support new homes

A leading housebuilder is investing £8million into the environment as it brings new homes to Burgess Hill.

Councillors have approved the regeneration. Crawley Borough Council

£2million town centre revamp plans win councillors backing

Plans to extend Queens Square regeneration work along Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate have been approved.

Jack Windmill gets a new cap. Pictures: Simon Potter of Jack and Jill Windmills Society

New cap for Jack Windmill

Jack and Jill Windmills will once again turn into the wind together for the first time in living memory.

Sarah Sharp chatting to a shopper about Earth Hour this Saturday

Lights off please for Earth Hour, Green councillor pleads

Green city councillor Sarah Sharp set up a dining table and chairs in Chichester’s busy Eastergate Square on Saturday to engage with people about Earth Hour.

The Arundel Wetland Centre grounds team rescues toads found scaling the perimeter fence. Picture: Paul Stevens

Toads scale fences to get to reedbeds

Spring is in the air at Arundel Wetland Centre and the ponds and ditches have become toad-aly romantic hotspots.

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Shock as historic mosaic is found dumped in park

A historic mosaic which once decorated a part of Crawley town centre has been found abandoned in a nearby park.

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Roger Brown from Steyning Community Orchard holds the apple tree while Steyning Downland Scheme trustee Alan Chilver spades in the soil, watched by members of both groups

Orchard expansion as new site is added

It has been a fruitful few weeks for Steyning Community Orchard, with the volunteers busy on two separate sites.

A swarm of bees

What to do if you encounter a swarm of bees

Spring is coming, and with it comes an increase in the swams of bees taking up residence on trees and in roof spaces.

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