Mid Sussex electoral canvass responses save more than £15,000

People who responded to the district council’s electoral canvass this year helped save more than £15,000.

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Councillors’ allowances set to rise

Councillors’ allowances are set to rise costing an extra £13,000 per year.

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, (photo from Parliament.uk)

Former Mid Sussex councillor has Conservative whip restored

A former Mid Sussex county councillor who was suspended by the Tory Party over a racist remark has been reinstated.

Passengers will hope Southern trains can start scoring a few more 9s and 10s

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

The faces of three Brighton councillors on the elfyourself Hanukkah video (Picture: SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Labour member apologises after suspension over alleged anti-Semitic video

A Labour Party campaigner has been suspended after posting an allegedly anti-Semitic video which showed three councillors doing a Hanukkah dance and wearing traditional Jewish clothes.
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NHS ‘not rationing’ hospital treatments and operations

Hospital operations and treatments for West Sussex patients are not being rationed, according to health chiefs.

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Landscape concerns at golf club plans

Plans to import materials to reprofile Cuckfield Golf Centre ‘would not be considered acceptable in principle’, according to county council officers.

Sir Nicholas Soames, Garry Wall, Sajid Javid, Ray Dawe, Nick Herbert, and Jeremy Quin

Concern at housing numbers raised with minister

Concerns about increased housing targets in a recent Government consultation have been raised directly with ministers by a delegation from Horsham and Mid Sussex.

The Brow Medical Centre, The Brow, Burgess Hill. Picture : Liz Pearce. 260714. SUS-140726-115441008

Major redevelopment of Burgess Hill’s key public buildings planned

A major redevelopment of key public sector buildings in Burgess Hill including the town’s fire and police stations is being proposed.

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‘No landfill’ in Cuckfield Golf Centre plans

Plans to import inert materials to reprofile Cuckfield Golf Centre are ‘not landfill’, according to the team behind the scheme.

Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

Balcombe residents opposed to drilling activities at the Lower Stumble site (photo submitted).

Last chance to comment on extension for works at Balcombe drilling site

The deadline to comment on an extension for activities at a drilling site near Balcombe is later this week (Thursday November 30).

Footbridge immediately south of Wivelsfield station (linking St Wilfrid's Road and Junction Road). Pic Steve Robards SR1726289 SUS-171030-163712001

Rail footbridge plans to be ‘postponed indefinitely’

Plans to replace a rail footbridge south of Wivelsfield station are set to be ‘postponed indefinitely’, according to the county council.

Two Mid Sussex community projects have been awarded

COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

Land to the East of Brighton Road, and the north of Parish Lane Pease Pottage. Pic Steve Robards SR1520657 SUS-150825-103438001

Pease Pottage homes largest development in a protected area

Hundreds of homes planned in West Sussex is the largest development recently allowed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the entire country, according to a new report.

Sir Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex MP, speaking about the situation in Zimbabwe in the House of Commons

MP Soames: Mugabe’s time in power is ‘coming to an end’ in Zimbabwe

The British Government has ‘unfinished business’ in Zimbabwe in light of the military action taken this week, according to Mid Sussex’s MP.

One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Permit ID scheme could be introduced at rubbish tips

A permit scheme for certain vehicles using West Sussex’s rubbish tips could be introduced to stop ‘waste tourism’ from other areas.

Staff checking a gritter during Operation Snowflake preparations

West Sussex preparing for winter weather

Preparations for winter weather in West Sussex have seen gritters carry out dry-run rehearsals and the stockpiling of salt.

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