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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

European Parliament – What does it do?

by derekdeedman on 18 April, 2014

The European Parliament represents people living in the 28 member countries of the European Union (EU). It has powers in a range of areas that affect member countries: animal rights consumer rights the environment international trade regional economic development workers’ rights It has the power to approve, amend or reject new European laws. It also […]

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Repairs need to be made to Beeding Bridge in Upper Beeding to make it safer for the public. Following a routine safety check, West Sussex County Council found the bridge needed strengthening so buses and heavy vehicles can continue to cross it safely. If the work is not carried out, the County Council would be […]

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‘Stronger Economy, Fairer Society’ is not just a slogan.  It’s something that as a Party in Government we are making a reality.  In Autumn Statement week, I want to give you a personal update on both the Autumn Statement and on another vital event that takes place today – National Infrastructure Day. We’re delivering a huge […]

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Massive boost for cycling in South Downs National Park

by derekdeedman on 14 August, 2013

The Coalition Government has announced a massive boost for cyclists with nearly £150m to make cycling easier and safer. £77m will be divided between Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Norwich, while the New Forest, Peak District, South Downs and Dartmoor will each share a slice of £17m funding for national parks. With […]

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The number of homes to be built each year under the latest plan is a lower and more realistic total than before; this is welcome. It is also good that they are not all to be built in one place but at several sites. However, the plan is seriously weak in several areas. Homes that […]

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Beginning of the end for the 106?

by derekdeedman on 4 July, 2013

I understand that the Saturday 106 bus service to Worthing is likely to end with effect from 2 September 2013. Compass Travel, which provide the bus service with a subsidy from the local parish councils, have informed me that the work involved in supplying information to the parish councils to obtain a subsidy can no […]

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        By Danny Alexander MP        | Thu 27th June 2013 – 1:08 pm   Yesterday, we set out a Spending Round that delivers Liberal Democrat priorities on investment and improving our public services while making responsible choices to deal with the financial problems Labour left us. It demonstrated that the Liberal Democrats will remain firm in […]

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MPs urge protection for bus funding

by derekdeedman on 25 June, 2013

This is excellent news highlighted by Richard Johnstone in ‘Public Finance’ on line of 24 June 2013. Funding for local bus services should be protected in Wednesday’s Spending Review, MPs said yesterday. The Environmental Audit Committee said spending on buses was vital to ensuring that people were able to access a host of public services. […]

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  After 12 years as a full time County Councillor, I have decided that at 66 it is time to retire from the Council, for more leisure activities and to do other things. It has been an honour to serve the residents of Ashurst, Bramber, Small Dole, Steyning and Upper Beeding for all of those 12 years and the […]

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 Administration of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme in West Sussex is changing from 1st April, 2013. After today the District and Borough Councils will no longer deal with concessionary travel. Anyone applying for an older or disabled persons’ concessionary bus pass in West Sussex, or with queries about their current pass, will need to […]

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