COUNTY NEWS: Protest by Southern Rail commuters in London backed by MPs

A protest was staged by Southern Rail commuters last night at London Victoria station, with vocal support from MPs in the South East.

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Bob Smytherman in action.ks1500284-1 SUS-151207-123521008

Oyez or ‘oh, no’ to a Bognor town crier?

A town crier could be appointed to serve Bognor Regis next year – but councillors first want to know if the idea would be welcomed.

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Changes to the role of PSCOs across Sussex have proved controversial

Frontline neighbourhood policing ‘moving into our front rooms’

The frontline for neighbourhood policing is ‘moving off the street and into our front rooms’, according to Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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St Mary de Haura church, in Shoreham. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Is Shoreham destined for a future of high-rise housing?

Concerns tall buildings could forever change the character of Shoreham has prompted residents to call a public meeting.

Councillor Barry Mear is against rising allowances

Allowances for Adur councillors set to rise to match Worthing’s

Allowances for Adur district councillors should be raised again this year to ensure they receive the same as their Worthing colleagues by 2020.

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GMB protests in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160920-151910008

First batch of unpaid wages delivered to patient transport staff

The first batch of unpaid wages owed to staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service have been received.

WSCC leader Louise Goldsmith with solar panels (photo submittted). SUS-160921-114117001

County council on track to halve emissions by 2025

West Sussex County Council is on track to halve its CO2 emissions by 2025 through sustainable energy plans.


County council to launch West Sussex Care Month in October

Information about care and support allowing elderly residents to live independently in their own homes is set to be available throughout West Sussex Care Month in October.

Southern Railway

Commuters’ anger over closed ticket offices

Ticket offices across the rail network are not always open during the advertised times.

Household Waste Recycling Site (photo submitted). SUS-160927-120222001

West Sussex rubbish tips changes start this weekend

Changes are set to come into force at West Sussex’s rubbish tips from this weekend.

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Horsham residents to help create new ward boundaries

Residents are being asked to help draw up new boundaries for council wards across the Horsham district.

Jacqui Maconachie, pictured right, has been criticised by Derrick Chester

Councillor’s attitude to debate likened to Asian dictatorship

A long-serving councillor has defended herself after it was claimed her attitude to public debate was ‘worthy of North Korea’.

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2XS owner Simon Bassett with West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith (photo submitted). SUS-160921-114609001

Winners of West Sussex photo competition announced

The winners of a photo competition urging residents and visitors to capture the very best of West Sussex have been announced.

Members of the group celebrating the plan with other residents at the annual Parish Apple Day in Maybush Copse.

Villagers better equipped to fight off future housing

Hard-working villagers are celebrating having a far greater chance of fighting further unwanted housing bids after their neighbourhood plan was formally accepted.

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Plans for new Storrington doctors’ surgery submitted

Plans for a new doctors’ surgery for Storrington have been submitted to Horsham District Council.

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Election count. Sir Peter Bottomley - West Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150805-130839008

Worthing MP welcomes suspension of junior doctors’ strikes

The suspension of strike action planned by junior doctors has been welcomed by Worthing West MP Sir Peter Bottomley.

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Nick Brown, new chief operating officer at Govia Thameslink Railway (photo submitted) SUS-160926-094857001

Southern’s rail operator appoints new chief operating officer

The embattled rail operator running Southern services has appointed a new chief operating officer.

Angie Doll, GTR passenger services director SUS-160923-122109001

Train bosses and union grilled over ‘shocking’ service

Bitter dispute between rail bosses and workers raged on last night as the warring factions failed to agree on key issues during scrutiny from councillors (Thursday, September 22).

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Southern rail guards to take 14 more days of strike action

Southern rail guards to take 14 more days of strike action

Southern rail guards are set to take 14 days of strike action in five blocks between now and Christmas.

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Working groups to coordinate parish’s response to North Horsham development

North Horsham Parish Council’s planning committee has appointed three working parties to co-ordinate a full response to plans for 2,750 homes and a business park north of the A264.

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