Parking and permit fees set to rise across Chichester

Car park fees across the Chichester district are about to increase.

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COMMENT: Town hall avoiding difficult questions and debates over theatres you pay for

Council tax demands are landing on doormats across Worthing – this year complete with a helpful graphic showing how the borough council will spend your money.

An artist's impression of Roffey Homes plans for the corner of Lyndhurst Road and Farncombe Road. Picture by F10 Studios

Roffey’s latest contentious flats plans hang in balance

The fate of Worthing developer Roffey Homes’s latest contentious development hangs in the balance after councillors called for negotiations over a four-storey flats block.

The Connaught Theatre in Worthing. Picture: Worthing Theatres SUS-170829-173101001

Questions raised over claims Worthing’s theatres repay taxpayers sevenfold

A new report has claimed every pound invested in Worthing’s theatres generates more than £7 for the local economy.

Roger Wilton was chairman of North Horsham Parish Council from 2011 to 2017

Tributes to ‘huge enthusiasm’ of former parish council chairman

Tributes have been paid to the ‘huge enthusiasm’ of a former chairman of North Horsham Parish Council.

A plan for the fire and rescue service over the next four years is set to be discussed on Friday

Fire service to ‘concentrate on preventing serious incidents from occurring’

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s strategy for the next four years is set to be scrutinised by councillors later this week.

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Grove Lodge roundabout’s traffic lights out of action

Worthing motorists using the A27 found the Grove Lodge roundabout’s traffic lights out of action this morning (Thursday March 15).

Roger Clarke was chosen as chairman of Horsham District Council in May 2017

Tributes paid to council’s chairman Roger Clarke

Tributes have been paid to the ‘positive approach and good humour’ of Horsham District Council’s chairman who died at the weekend.

Lintot Square, Southwater. Pic Steve Robards SR1722756 SUS-170916-085035001

Council explains tax hike

A parish council has explained the reason behind a 25 per cent increase in its council tax.

Planning inpsector Jonathan Bore scrutunising Mid Sussex's local plan (photo supplied by CPRE). SUS-170626-154458001

Mid Sussex local plan declared sound by inspector

Mid Sussex’s local plan has been found sound by a planning inspector bringing to an end the council’s more than half a decade struggle to adopt a district-wide planning framework.

The South Downs National Park Authority is putting together its local plan up to 2033

South Downs responds to claim housing request ‘sprung’ on council

Claims a request to help the South Downs with its unmet housing need has been ‘sprung’ on Chichester District Council have ‘puzzled’ figures at the national park.

Southern train

Southern guards hold 40th day of strike action

The latest 24-hour strike by Southern staff began this morning, marking the 40th day of industrial action in the last two years (Monday March 12).


VIDEO: How long does it take to fill a pothole?

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to fill a pothole?

Liberal Democrat councillor Bob Smytherman in Ringmer Road. Picture by Martin McCabe

Worthing Lib Dems get behind our pothole campaign

Liberal Democrats in Worthing have spoken in support of the Herald’s Pothole Watch and have called on readers to report the town’s worst roads.

The Feather and Black HQ in Terminus Road

Government shames Chichester Feather and Black for underpaying workers

Feather and Black, which has its headquarters in Chichester, is amongst a large list of employers ‘named and shamed’ for not paying its workers minimum wage.

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Warning bird disturbance mitigation ‘may be ineffectual’

Plans for coastal rangers to advise dog owners to how to avoid bird disturbance could be ‘ineffectual’, some councillors have warned.

Pat Dillon, always one to get stuck in - like he did here for Armed Forces Day - will be Arun District Council's next vice-chairman

Ex-mayor Pat voted in as next vice-chairman

A secret vote using a ballot box dating back decades saw a former Bognor mayor named Arun District Council’s new vice-chairman for the next civic year.

Billingshurst Parish Council 07-03-18. Fuel station on bypass debate.

Residents fuel debate over Billingshurst petrol station

Developers appealed for support to build a fuel station on Billingshurst’s bypass last night as parish councillors weighed the pros and cons.

High speed rail link proposals between Gatwick and Heathrow

High speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow proposed

A high speed rail link between airports at Gatwick and Heathrow has been proposed by a group of London-based engineering consultants.

The councils have backed improvements to the Brighton Mainline

Adur and Worthing councils join campaign for crucial rail improvements

A campaign group lobbying for improvements to the railway line between London and Brighton has been bolstered by support from Adur and Worthing councils.

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