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We Must End the Southern Rail Debacle Now!

by derekdeedman on 18 December, 2016

Rail users have had to put up with an appalling service from Southern Rail. Even before the strikes the company’s service was one of the worst amongst all the train companies across the UK. Now the situation has become totally unacceptable. Businesses in the South and South East of England are being adversely affected, important appointments […]

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As previously reported on this website, Horsham District Council intend enforcing car parking charges on the three main car parks in Steyning from 1 April 2017. Sadly the two Tory Horsham District Councillors for Steyning, and the Tory West Sussex County Councillor for the area, appear to have not put up much of fight against […]

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Many local people will know that Horsham District Council Tories want to impose car parking charges on our local car parks in the rural areas of Horsham District from 1 April 2017. Chanctonbury Liberal Democrats have always campaigned against the introduction of car parking charges as this would have a disastrous impact on the shops […]

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No joy for Steyning over Minerals Plan site at Ham Farm

by derekdeedman on 11 November, 2016

Despite a massive petition against the inclusion of a quarry site on the outskirts of Steyning in the proposed West Sussex Minerals Plan, the officers are still recommending the inclusion of the site in a report to the West Sussex  Environmental & Community Services Select Committee meeting on 16 November. Although they have slightly reduced […]

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Another Steyning Council By-election and again no information about the candidates! As a postal voter I know the names of the two candidates, but although all electors should know there is an election, as there are poll cards for every elector, most non-postal voters are unlikely to know who the candidates are. Since one is standing as an Independent […]

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Death of George Cockman

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2016

I was sorry to learn of the death of George Cockman at the age of only 77. He and I worked closely together on a number of local issues when he was the Independent District Councillor for Steyning and I was the Lib Dem County Councillor for Bramber Castle. I also often met him in […]

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The next meeting of the Chanctonbury CLC has been brought forward to Monday, 6 June at the Steyning Centre, Steyning. The Minerals Plan is on the agenda to be discussed at 8pm, but the meeting starts at 7pm, so with a large number of local people expected to attend to make their views known about […]

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Jamie Counihan Published by Jamie Counihan, local Bramber Castle Lib Dem campaigner on 18 May 2016. “Thank you for signing the petition against the draft Minerals Plan proposal to extract sand at Ham Farm, Steyning. There is now to be an exhibition at the Steyning Centre this coming Monday, 23rd May starting at 3pm when […]

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Sand quarry meeting packs out village centre

by derekdeedman on 11 May, 2016

Members of the public struggled to squeeze into The Steyning Centre on Monday evening to discuss proposals for a sand quarry in Steyning. Around 180 people attended the meeting, which was held before Steyning’s annual parish council meeting, over a proposed plan to extract 850,000 tonnes of soft sand from Ham Farm on the edge […]

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Save Steyning is an action group made up of local people that oppose the creation of a quarry at Ham Farm less than a mile from Steyning Leisure Centre. West Sussex County Council (WSCC) plans to allow the extraction of 850000 tonnes of sand from this site; generating air, noise and light pollution; significantly increasing Heavy Goods Vehicle […]

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