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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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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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