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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Melrose Care Home partners with Woodstock Day Nursery

WORTHING, UK: Worthing-based care home Melrose has formed a partnership with a local nursery to share the benefits of inter-generational care between older residents and young children. Over the last four months, Melrose has developed the project with Woodstock Day Nursery, which sees two groups of six children visiting the…

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HRH The Countess of Wessex officially opens Sage House

A dementia service believed to be the first of its kind in the UK has opened to the public in Tangmere, Chichester. Sage House – which was known as the Dementia Hub – is a specialist day-care centre providing all kinds of services for dementia sufferers and their friends and…

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Spotlight on Ditchling

Explore this village with an artistic history that survives today Tucked away in the Sussex Downs, just seven miles inland from Brighton, nestling below Ditchling Beacon, lies the historical village of Ditchling; a pretty village with a long history and many places to visit. Ditchling is a picturesque drive north…

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