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Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Dr James Walsh is claiming that having 1000 fewer Police officers and staff, and no new PCSO’s, as proposed by the current Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) will lead to part-privatisation of policing in Sussex. Dr James Walsh, a former Chairman of Sussex Police Authority said:” It is becoming […]

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Ahead of her regret motion on cuts to the Renewables Obligation, Liberal Democrat peer Lynne Featherstone accuses the Government of launching a “brutal assault” on renewable energy. It was not too long ago that the Liberal Democrats in the Lords led a vote in defence of feed in tariffs, a policy introduced by the Lib […]

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These works were originally proposed by former Lib Dem County Councillor Derek Deedman, and agreed by the Chanctonbury Country Local Committee in March 2012. A £55,000 scheme for traffic safety work at the Horsham Road/Bypass junction has now been proposed to be carried out by the County Council in 2016/17. This is to tackle the […]

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It is now not possible to walk along the footpath, let alone cycle without going onto the grass verge. Following my question to the Clerk to Bramber Parish Council as to whether  anything is being done to tackle the overhanging bushes on this footpath just south of the entrance from De Braose Way, I have now […]

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On 31 July I reported on this website that I had raised the lack of action by the County Council  to clear the growing tress and bushes in the visibility splay at this junction with the local County Councillor. Despite the length of time since the dangerous situation had been raised with the County Council […]

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I have contacted the County Councillor for Bramber Castle for him to arrange to address the dangerous situation for vehicles exiting from Canons Way onto the Steyning Bypass. Previous articles on this website in 2010 and 2012 reported on the action I had taken as the then County Councillor, which had resulted in county officers […]

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As the former County Councillor for Bramber Castle I was pleased to attend this Opening this morning by Nick Herbert, MP for Arundel & South Downs. As constituents of Bramber Castle will know, from Focus leaflets and this website, I campaigned for many years to have a an alternative and safer Downs Link crossing of […]

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Welcome news on Priors Byne Farm Solar appeal

by derekdeedman on 29 March, 2015

It is great news that the Planning Inspector has now overruled the Horsham District Planning decision last year to reject the solar plans. The Liberal Democrats in Government have enabled a more than doubling of renewable energy since 2010 in the teeth of Tory opposition (shown once again in the Tory Planning Committee originally refusing […]

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Earlier in this Parliament, the Government changed the way that Housing Benefit was paid to families in social housing to make the payment related to the number of rooms they actually need, effectively removing what was termed ‘the Spare Room Subsidy’. We did this for a number of reasons. Chief among them was to give […]

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I see from the minutes of the Chanctonbury County Local Committee meeting (CLC) on 11 June 2014, that there was a Progress Report on two highway schemes in the Bramber Castle area which was noted at the meeting. 1. The work to remove speed bumps at Bramber is now scheduled to start on 1st October […]

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