Calls to exempt care leavers from council tax up to 25

Care leavers in West Sussex could be exempt from council tax up to the age of 25 as part of proposals being considered.

Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway, speaking at the House of Commons Transport Select Committtee in 2016 (from parliament.tv). SUS-160507-111900001

Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

Female county councillors outside County Hall in February wearing rosettes to mark 100 years since legislation was passed giving some women the vote for the first time in the UK

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups were made at County Hall last week.

The new pool side, with the new two-storey building, housing a hall, gym and cafe

Arundel Lido expansion plans put to committee

Plans to improve Arundel Lido and bring a public gym to the town will be considered by South Downs National Park Authority.

Molotov Cocktail and Vodka Bar in Chatsworth Road, Worthing

Licensing decision for Molotov delayed

A decision on the future of a Worthing bar’s premises license has been delayed.

Molotov in Chatsworth Road, Worthing

Re-hearing for Worthing bar’s licence review

A Worthing bar at risk of being banned from selling alcohol will have a review of its licence debated by councillors again this week.

Worthing Dial a Ride manager Gary Mills with regular customer Jeanette Richard SUS-180602-112343001

Worthing and Adur community transport charity’s funding future debated

Council grant funding for community transport initiatives will be made available to a wider range of groups – instead of one popular provider.

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton speaking about GTR services in the Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

Timetable chaos ‘must be end of the line’ for Southern and Thameslink operator

Rail chaos caused by new timetables ‘must be the end of the line’ for the Southern and Thameslink franchise, according to one MP.

An aerial view of the Shoreham cement works. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

Shoreham Cement Works redevelopment takes step forward with loan

The redevelopment of the Shoreham Cement Works, the largest brownfield site in the South East, has taken a step forward with the securing of a five-year loan.

Plans for improvements to the northern end of South Street near the Guildbourne Shopping Centre

Preferred options for £12million improvements to Worthing revealed

Preferred options for £12million investment in Worthing town centre have been revealed.

Southern train

Advice on helping disabled train passengers ‘could’ve been better expressed’

Advice to train staff on how to help disabled passengers ‘could have been better expressed’, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has admitted.

NEW Thameslink 700 TRAIN ARRIVES AT BRIGHTON STATION SUS-160620-105904001

Rail industry bosses apologise for disruption since timetable changes

Rail industry bosses have apologised for disruption and cancellations experienced by passengers since new timetables were rolled out last week.

Thameslink service

Thameslink compares its own performance to Poundland cooking chocolate

Poundland has poked fun at Thameslink train services after the rail operator compared its recent performance to the retailer’s cooking chocolate on social media.

Thameslink service

Thameslink apologises for reduced train timetable

The operator of Thameslink trains has apologised to passengers for disruption since a new timetable was introduced last week.

Margaret Guest pictured in 2014

‘More detail needed on proposed closure of day centres’

More detail is needed on plans to close several day centres for adults with learning disabilities and relocate services elsewhere in West Sussex, according to campaigners.


Behind the scenes at BBC Question Time Worthing

BBC debating programme Question Time was filmed in Worthing last night – believed to be the first time the show has aired from the town.

Food Hygiene Rating sign

Would you eat at a restaurant rated one star for hygiene?

More action to infleunce restaurants to display and improve their food hygiene ratings could be taken in West Sussex.

Network Rail engineers

Rail engineering works set for Bank Holiday weekend

Train passengers are being urged to check before they travel during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

Sophie Cook pictured last year

Labour NEC steps in over selection process for general election candidate

The process of selecting a shortlist of Labour candidates for the next general election in East Worthing and Shoreham appears to have been taken off the local party.


Worthing BBC Question Time panellists revealed

The majority of the panel set to appear on BBC Question Time on Thursday – to be filmed in Worthing – can be revealed.

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