Crowdfunding model for community grants a ‘step into darkness’

A new crowdfunding model for community grants in West Sussex has been described as a ‘step into the darkness’ by councillors.

Female members of the county council wearing suffragette rosettes. Picture: WSCC

Tributes paid to suffragettes but more needs to be done, county council told

As we mark 100 years since suffragettes won the first votes for women, one county councillor says more is yet needed to make female voices heard.

West Sussex County Council's leader Louise Goldsmith with the new drone

County council invests in drone

West Sussex County Council has become one of the first authorities in the country to invest in a drone to benefit its work.

Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

Council tax rise approved by West Sussex County Council

A council tax rise of 4.95 per cent including the two per cent social care levy has been approved by the Tory-led West Sussex County Council.

Martlets Hall Campaigners pictured in 2015 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150720-221552008

Decision on £6.9m venue ‘up to people of Burgess Hill’

Any decision to spend £6.9million on a replacement for the Martlets Hall is ‘all up to the people of Burgess Hill’, according to the town council.

Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

From left: Roger Cartwright, chairman of Mid Sussex Liberal Democrats, county councillor  Kirsty Lord,  Benedict Dempsey and Colin Wilsdon, chairman of Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Lib Dems

Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Lib Dems oppose plan for 500 homes

Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Liberal Democrats spoke in opposition yesterday to a plan for 500 homes to be built north of Hassocks.

Deborah Urquhart cabinet member for the environment at West Sussex County Council

Permits for vans and trailers at rubbish tips

West Sussex’s rubbish tip service ‘was not broken but now is’ one Lib Dem councillor has claimed as permits are set to be introduced.

MP Sir Nicholas Soames

MP Soames welcomes £6.5m investment for homes in Burgess Hill

MP Sir Nicholas Soames has welcomed the announcement today of a £6.5million investment which will support a major housing project in Burgess Hill.

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced funding to unlock new housing schemes across Sussex

Funding to unlock new Sussex housing schemes

New funding to unlock housing schemes across Sussex has been announced by the Government today (Thursday February 1).

MP Sir Nicholas Soames. Picture: Steve Robards

MP Soames: Neighbourhood plans ‘should be respected’

MP Sir Nicholas Soames has spoken out during a debate of town and village plans.

Southern train

Southern remains worst in country for passenger satisfaction

Southern’s passenger satisfaction remains the worst in the country despite significantly improving its score over the past year, according to new survey results.

A major Government programme has been helping extend access to superfast broadband across the UK

Sussex’s access to superfast broadband below South East average

Access to superfast broadband in Sussex is above the national average but below the figure for the South East, according to new data.

CRSM Stuart Rowles and Staff Sergeant Ben Moore with Joan Hart and her family of daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at her special birthday celebration EMN-180129-103036001

Army horses rekindle special childhood memories for Joan on her 100th birthday

In the early 1930s, Joan Hart and her eight young siblings used to walk up to the army vet camp in Melton to look at the horses.


Government clamp down on 'dodgy' private parking operators

New legal protections from private parking operators have been announced today.
Chichester MP Gillian Keegan speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on patient travel times for cancer treatment (photo from Parliament.tv).

Travel for cancer treatment ‘gruelling’ for patients

The need for cancer treatment services in West Sussex to cut down journey times for patients has been raised in Parliament by one MP.

Nathan Elvery chief executive at West Sussex County Council SUS-160627-165751001

Chief executive paid £47,500 relocation allowance

West Sussex County Council’s chief executive received a relocation allowance of £47,500 on top of his six-figure salary after being appointed.

Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s council tax increase plan agreed

A council tax increase of 7.8 per cent proposed by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been backed by a scrutiny group today (Friday January 19).

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