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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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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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