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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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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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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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Plan given approval by voters in Petworth

Petworth neighbourhood plan was backed by the people in the town at the referendum held last Thursday at the Leconfield Hall.

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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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The new pool side, with the new two-storey building, housing a hall, gym and cafe

Arundel Lido expansion plans put to committee

Plans to improve Arundel Lido and bring a public gym to the town will be considered by South Downs National Park Authority.

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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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Queuing traffic on the A27 at Chichester

Council ‘out of touch’ by selecting northern bypass as preferred option for A27

West Sussex County Council has been described as being ‘out of touch’ by selecting a mitigated northern route as its preferred option for the A27 at Chichester.

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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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Aerial view of the A27

Mitigated northern route backed as preferred option for A27

A new mitigated northern route for the A27 at Chichester was backed as the preferred option by West Sussex county councillors this week.

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Southern train

Advice on helping disabled train passengers ‘could’ve been better expressed’

Advice to train staff on how to help disabled passengers ‘could have been better expressed’, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has admitted.

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Anatomy of a quality pothole repair: (from top left) a potholed patch on a West Sussex road; cutting a rectangular repair area; using a breaker to 'break out' the patch; removing loose debris, with a shovel and bigger parts by hand; preparing the surface with a compactor plate; sealant being applied to bind the new and old surfaces; skilfully spreading the Tarmac slightly proud of the existing area, to achieve a smooth end result once compacted; using the compactor; the new surface.

Extra £540k to fill more potholes across West Sussex

An extra £540,000 to fill potholes has been committed by West Sussex County Council - enough for at least 2,000 more high-quality larger-scale repairs.

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NEW Thameslink 700 TRAIN ARRIVES AT BRIGHTON STATION SUS-160620-105904001

Rail industry bosses apologise for disruption since timetable changes

Rail industry bosses have apologised for disruption and cancellations experienced by passengers since new timetables were rolled out last week.

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Thameslink service

Thameslink compares its own performance to Poundland cooking chocolate

Poundland has poked fun at Thameslink train services after the rail operator compared its recent performance to the retailer’s cooking chocolate on social media.

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Margaret Guest pictured in 2014

‘More detail needed on proposed closure of day centres’

More detail is needed on plans to close several day centres for adults with learning disabilities and relocate services elsewhere in West Sussex, according to campaigners.

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Food Hygiene Rating sign

Would you eat at a restaurant rated one star for hygiene?

More action to infleunce restaurants to display and improve their food hygiene ratings could be taken in West Sussex.

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Network Rail engineers

Rail engineering works set for Bank Holiday weekend

Train passengers are being urged to check before they travel during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

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