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Archive for the ‘Rights of Way’ Category

Annington Pig Farm update

by derekdeedman on 5 November, 2012

Following my discussions during the year with the South Downs Way National Trail Officer from the South Downs National Park Authority about this eyesore on the South Downs above Bramber, he discussed the situation with several South Down Local Access Forum members and observers attending the Access Forum meeting last month. In particular the difficulties for […]

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The Leader of West Sussex County Council and the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources have now approved a Big Society Fund grant of £25,000 (subject to call-in) towards this project.  Sponsored by the Steyning & District Community Partnership, Visitor & Tourism Group, the project aims to create a new and improved ‘Access for all […]

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South Downs Way pigs concern

by derekdeedman on 19 June, 2012

Local equestrians have expressed anger about the introduction of pigs alongside the South Downs Way near Steyning. Horses can be extremely upset by pigs, and one rider has already been injured by being thrown from her horse at this spot.  I have contacted the West Sussex Rights of Way Team and the South Downs National […]

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The Steyning & District Partnership Board is responsible for preparing a Community Plan for the area. The Board has established a Community Plan Group that has prepared a questionnaire that is about to be delivered to every household in the area. I, as a member of the Board, and Nick Hopkinson and Jessica Sproxton-Miller as […]

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Downs Link update

by derekdeedman on 8 July, 2011

In reviewing the current situation on maintenance of the Downs Link, I have learned that the County Council has just completed resurfacing of about 400m of that section from the cement works to the lay-by on the A283 where there is a interpretation board. The officers sympathise with the views expressed by local people about […]

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With the major re-organisation in the officer structure at West Sussex County Council taking place to achieve the 30% reduction in managers required as part of the 2011/12 County Budget, three Community Development Officer posts have been created. These are for the Coastal area, Gatwick Diamond area and the Rural area. One of the positions […]

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White’s Footbridge over the River Adur update

by derekdeedman on 23 May, 2011

The West Sussex County Council Rights of Way Officer has just updated me on the situation at White’s footbridge that crosses the River Adur between Upper Beeding and Steyning.  His staff have now been out and put temporary ply covering over the hole in the surface of the Bridge but will be out shortly to […]

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Cycling in West Sussex has got a whole lot easier thanks to West Sussex County Council’s new online cycle journey planner. Go to the link on the left to plan your cycle trip across West Sussex.

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