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Calls to exempt care leavers from council tax up to 25

Care leavers in West Sussex could be exempt from council tax up to the age of 25 as part of proposals being considered.

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DM1841035a.jpg. Protest against plans for an incinerator in Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180414-201642008

Decision on North Horsham incinerator plans due tomorrow

A decision on plans for an incinerator north of Horsham is set to be made by county councillors tomorrow morning.

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DM1861112a.jpg. Newbridge roundabout, Broadbridge Heath. Changes will shut off arm on to Billngshurst Road, with new connector on to old bypass. Looking towards Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180506-164033008

Improvements to Broadbridge Heath roundabouts to cost £3.3m

A £3.3m project to improve two Broadbridge Heath roundabouts is set to be progressed by the county council.

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From March 2017: Steyning says 'no' to proposed quarry next to Hammes Farm, Washington Road, Steyning. Pic Steve Robards  SR1705285 SUS-170314-153342001

Call for new sand quarry sites in summer

A call for new sites for soft sand extraction in West Sussex could be launched this summer.

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Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway, speaking at the House of Commons Transport Select Committtee in 2016 (from parliament.tv). SUS-160507-111900001

Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

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Plans for four gypsy pitches near Copsale (photo from HDC's planning portal)

Four gypsy pitches in Copsale narrowly approved

A gypsy and traveller site south of Copsale has been narrowly approved.

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Residents against a Sunday ban on cycling in Chichester city centre's pedestrian precinct pictured in March

Sunday ban ‘not a vendetta against cyclists’

A new ban on cycling through Chichester city centre’s pedestrian precinct on Sundays is ‘not a vendetta’ according to its supporters.

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Female county councillors outside County Hall in February wearing rosettes to mark 100 years since legislation was passed giving some women the vote for the first time in the UK

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups were made at County Hall last week.

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Oving parish councillors Elizabeth Smith and Sjoerd Schuyleman give the thumbs down to today's committee decision

Bid to save Oving’s traffic lights narrowly rejected by councillors

The fight to save Oving’s traffic lights is set to continue despite councillors narrowly rejecting plans to keep them in place.

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A statue of Admiral Sir George Murray and Lord Nelson is planned for Chichester (photo submitted).

New funding bid for statue of ‘true Chichester hero’

A new funding bid for a statue to commemorate a ‘true Chichester hero’ is set to be submitted.

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Oving traffic lights back on the agenda

A bid to retain Oving’s traffic lights is set to be discussed by councillors again this week.

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Running cost of Novium Museum to council is £555,000 a year

The annual cost of running the Novium Museum and Chichester’s tourist information service is more than £550,000, it has been revealed.

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DM171440a.jpg. Chichester council leader Tony Dignum. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170901-111140008

‘We can now demonstrate a more consistent picture of what community wants for A27’

Agreed submissions for Government funding to improve the A27 at Chichester mean local authorities can ‘demonstrate a more consistent picture of what the community wants’, according to one council leader.

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Aerial view of the A27

District council backs new northern bypass as preferred option for A27

A new mitigated northern bypass has been backed by the majority of Chichester district councillors as a preferred option for the A27 at Chichester.

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Molotov Cocktail and Vodka Bar in Chatsworth Road, Worthing

Licensing decision for Molotov delayed

A decision on the future of a Worthing bar’s premises license has been delayed.

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Aerial view of the A27 at Chichester

Mitigated northern route is ‘best long term solution’ for A27

A new mitigated northern route is the ‘best long term solution’ for the A27 at Chichester, according to members of a campaign group.

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Rob and Dawn Bunker, owners of Fenwick's Cafe in Priory Park

Fenwick’s Café ‘overwhelmed’ by support for plans to remain in Priory Park after 2020

The owners of Fenwick’s Café have described being ‘amazed and overwhelmed’ by support for their plans to stay put in Priory Park beyond 2020.

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Molotov in Chatsworth Road, Worthing

Re-hearing for Worthing bar’s licence review

A Worthing bar at risk of being banned from selling alcohol will have a review of its licence debated by councillors again this week.

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Aerial view of A27 at Chichester

County council’s A27 approach aims to ‘maximise community consensus’

West Sussex County Council’s decision to select a mitigated northern route as its preferred option with a full southern route as a reasonable alternative is based on its aim to ‘maximise consensus with the community’.

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Aerial view of the A27 at Chichester

BREAKING NEWS: County council backs mitigated northern route as preferred option

A new mitigated northern route for the A27 at Chichester has been backed as West Sussex County Council’s preferred option.

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