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Letter: Get involved in Horsham district Year of Culture

As Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, I very much welcomed two contributions to the letters page on 31 August – ‘Critical role in home defence’ and ‘Memorial to poet Shelley’, where the authors shared their ideas on how, as a district, we might celebrate part of our rich heritage.

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Horsham District Council SUS-160714-093947001

Letter: ‘Bad night for local democracy’

It was another very, very bad night for local democratic rights in the Horsham District Council Chamber last Wednesday.

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Gatwick Airport

Letter: Gatwick ‘is a vital economic asset’

C. Westbrook writes about noise from the planes at Gatwick (letters, August 31).

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Horsham Hospital

Letter: Hard work of Horsham Hospital friends - how you can help

While in the town I saw the lotal volunteers collecting for the League of friends of Horsham Hospital.

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Blue bins used by homes in the Horsham District for recyclable waste. SUS-150403-171245001

Letter: Answer to the Horsham district lid dilemma

In response to the letter ‘Dilemma over lid recycling’ published in the West Sussex County Times, August 24.

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Gatwick Airport

Letter: Gatwick late flight are ‘depressing for light sleepers’

I read the managing director’s gleeful account of how busy Gatwick has been this year with a very big sigh! The planes now continue to land at Gatwick as late as 3am, so for those of us who are light sleepers – this is just so depressing!

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Horsham Park

Letter: ‘Friends’ to help protect Horsham Park

Having discovered that part of Horsham Park is under threat, this week we have launched the New Friends of Horsham Park.

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The former tribute, Shelley Fountain in Horsham

Letter: Memorial to our local poet - Shelley

Robert Worley (letters August 17) invites suggestions as to what form a memorial to our local poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, should take.

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Horsham Drill Hall

Letter: Horsham’s critical role in home defence

As 2019 has been designated, Horsham’s Year of Culture, might I suggest that a relatively unknown role that Horsham played during the War – also in the so-called Cold War that followed – to my mind, that is an important part of our town’s cultural heritage.

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Letter: Battle of the Bands too noisy

Letter: Battle of the Bands too noisy

Last Saturday, the ‘Battle of the Bands’ rock bands were in full throat at 4pm.

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Rescue Dog  Maisie

Letter: Recognition for Horsham terrier Maisie

Like many others I’m sure, I was moved by the story of little terrier Maisie in the County Times on July 27 and her impressive display of loyalty and intelligence when she brought help to her owner following an accident.

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Letter: Dilemma with recycling lids

Letter: Dilemma with recycling lids

Following articles in the national press about the problems with people putting incorrect items in their recycling bins, I too am having a problem, with lids.

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Letter: Parking ‘free for all’ in Horsham

Letter: Parking ‘free for all’ in Horsham

In regards to the latest correspondence in your paper of both poor and inconsiderate parking, I would uphold all these comments.

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Horsham Park

Letter: Concerned over ice rink proposal for Horsham Park

On the face of it the proposal for an ice rink in Horsham Park sounds nothing more than innocent fun.

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Letter: Angst among the spelling guardians

Letter: Angst among the spelling guardians

It is not only misuse of the humble apostrophe (letters, August 10) that causes angst amongst grammar and spelling guardians; these two examples were seen this week in notices in different Horsham shops and, sad person that I am, were added to my collection!

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Letter: Pavements are for pedestrians not cars

Letter: Pavements are for pedestrians not cars

I was surprised to see the piece written by Malcolm Willis, entitled ‘Please think before you park’, in last week’s County Times.

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The Rt Reverend Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Hosham

Contributing to a bigger story

The film ‘Dunkirk’ is presently packing people into our cinemas.
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Health news. Photo: Shutterstock SUS-150730-111621001

Letter: NHS England ‘obsessed with targets’

I read with horror that Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG has been placed in Special Measures by NHS England - not because of allowing appalling medical services but because they are apparently £14.5 million in the red! How dare they!

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Bonfire

Letter: dangers from burning wood

With all of the recent criticisms of diesel cars, I feel it is necessary to point out the pollution that is caused by wood-burners and garden bonfires.

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Chance to get involved in the town's future

Letter: Horsham residents’ chance to play a part in town future

I would like to extend a warm invitation to your readers to the Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Forum AGM on August 14 at Rehoboth Church, New Street, Horsham, starting at 7.30pm.

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