Fire service to ‘concentrate on preventing serious incidents from occurring’

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s strategy for the next four years is set to be scrutinised by councillors later this week.


Support for Rolls-Royce’s car park plan

New car parking spaces for both Rolls-Royce’s headquarters and a Westhampnett school have been supported by councillors this afternoon.

Campaigners gathered under the No Yap-Town banner, a group which has met with MP Nick Gibb to discuss housing concerns

Campaigners meet MP over housing concerns

A campaign group concerned with growing number of housing developments in their village have met with their MP.

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Southern guards hold 40th day of strike action

The latest 24-hour strike by Southern staff began this morning, marking the 40th day of industrial action in the last two years (Monday March 12).


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Councillors agree £40k fighting fund to contest homes appeal

A £40,000 budget to help Arun District Council fight a planning appeal was approved last week amid warnings from opposition councillors it could be ‘throwing’ money away.

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New Lib Dem challenges leader over Bognor regeneration

Arun District Council leader Gill Brown has repeated her insistence regeneration plans for Bognor’s Hothamton car park had ‘overwhelming’ support – but could not produce figures to support her claim.

The Feather and Black HQ in Terminus Road

Government shames Chichester Feather and Black for underpaying workers

Feather and Black, which has its headquarters in Chichester, is amongst a large list of employers ‘named and shamed’ for not paying its workers minimum wage.

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Warning bird disturbance mitigation ‘may be ineffectual’

Plans for coastal rangers to advise dog owners to how to avoid bird disturbance could be ‘ineffectual’, some councillors have warned.

Pat Dillon, always one to get stuck in - like he did here for Armed Forces Day - will be Arun District Council's next vice-chairman

Ex-mayor Pat voted in as next vice-chairman

A secret vote using a ballot box dating back decades saw a former Bognor mayor named Arun District Council’s new vice-chairman for the next civic year.

High speed rail link proposals between Gatwick and Heathrow

High speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow proposed

A high speed rail link between airports at Gatwick and Heathrow has been proposed by a group of London-based engineering consultants.

There are heavy delays on the A27 eastbound following a series of crashes

A27 ‘delay’ ahead of key meeting

The publication of initial A27 options appears to have been delayed with the county council saying it is working with the consultant ‘at this early stage’.

Prime Minister Theresa May pictured last month. Today she delivered a speech on changes to national planning policy

New developments need to boost ‘affordable home ownership’

Housing for families on waiting lists could be sacrificed in new developments in favour of making home ownership more affordable as part of Government planning reforms.


Councillors clash over ‘talking shop’ group

Councillors clashed in a fiery exchange over the funding of a group to discuss highways issues facing Arun district last week.

UK Youth Parliament in 2015 (photo courtesy of Parliament).

Youth parliament and cabinet elections underway

Voting is open for this year’s Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament elections.

Child Looked After and Care Leavers Strategy

Improving outcomes for children in care

Improving the outcomes for children in care across West Sussex is a key focus of a new three year plan.

Houses of Parliament

Pay for MPs to rise by £1,300 a year

Pay for MPs is set to rise by 1.8 per cent from April - increasing their salaries by more than £1,300 a year.


Planning inquiry date for 77 Birdham homes

A planning inquiry to decide a contentious and long-running bid to build 77 new homes in Birdham will be held later this month.

One of West Sussex's gritters with a snow plough

Thousand tonnes of salt spread on West Sussex roads

More than a 1,000 tonnes of salt have been spread on West Sussex roads over the last week of severe winter weather.

Members of the Build a Better A27 Group, pictured last year, will review the options from next week

New list of A27 options for Chichester about to be released

A ‘long list’ of draft options for improving the A27 is being produced and is expected to be released next week.

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