Secret knitting circle stitches together two wheeled marvels

Caring4Sussex is always on the lookout for a good yarn –  especially as deadline approaches. And we found one in the knit of time!    East Preston villagers awoke one morning last month to discover their streets had been decorated overnight with knitted bicycles. The eye-catching exhibition is not a…

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£500,000 Covid-19 grants scheme launched for community groups and businesses

Chichester District Council has launched a £500,000 discretionary grants scheme to support local community groups and businesses, as part of its Covid-19 recovery plan. £250,000 will be allocated to community groups and £250,000 will go to supporting businesses based within the Chichester district. Applications can be made to either scheme,…

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Council refuses to build 11,700 houses over 10 years

Horsham District Council has refused to provide 1,715 homes a year for the next decade, saying that although it recognises the strong demand for new homes in West Sussex, “it is difficult enough already to find land that has few constraints for development and to absorb 1,715 homes every year…

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Mid Sussex leisure centres due to re-open September 1

Mid Sussex leisure centres due to re-open September 1 At a special council meeting on August 19, approval was given for new operating arrangements so that leisure centres could re-open in the district. Kings Leisure Centre in East Grinstead, the Dolphin Haywards Heath and the Triangle in Burgess Hill were…

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Tories lose two West Sussex councils as voters buck tradition

In an incredible night for small parties and Independent candidates across the country on May 2, the Conservatives in West Sussex lost control of two out of five councils, with a considerably reduced majority in the remaining three. They also lost control of Rother, in East Sussex, in a third…

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3,500 homes approved for Northern Arc at Burgess Hill

Around 3,500 homes will be built on land known as the ‘Northern Arc’ just north of Burgess Hill now that Mid Sussex District Council has approved plans put forward by the government agency Homes England. The 481-acre includes three schools, sports and leisure facilities, ‘health provision’ and better highway infrastructure…

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Chichester Council agrees to upgrade Big Brother in city centre

A project to update certain CCTV cameras in Chichester is being recommended by leading councillors. Chichester District Council’s Cabinet has agreed to recommend that the council invest £165,000 in upgrading a number of original city centre cameras, including reinstating two cameras in Avenue de Chartres.    The upgrade will significantly improve…

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A27 Update – it’s back to the drawing board at Chichester…

After years of suggestions, meetings, plans, money and arguments, going back as far as 2013, all options for an A27 bypass around Chichester have been shelved. An 11 January letter from the Highways Agency to the Leader of Chichester District Council, Tony Dignum, runs through the last two options still…

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