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Council boss: ‘Still far to go to tackle ugly underbelly of organisational culture’

A council chief executive challenged about spending decisions by a staff member has thanked her for reminding him ‘how far we still have to go in tackling the ugly underbelly of our organisational culture’.

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Adur District Council leader Neil Parkin

ELECTIONS: ‘Non-effective’ opposition criticised as Tories ask voters to trust track record

Adur residents will go to the polls on May 3 to elect their latest batch of district councillors. The Herald has spoken to figures from every party fielding candidates to get their thoughts and priorities ahead of next month’s election. A new interview will be added every day – and today (Thursday, April 19), by virtue of a random draw, the Conservatives have their say.

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Kevin Jenkins, chairman of East Worthing and Shoreham Conservative Association

Conservatives defend boycott of Adur elections hustings

Adur Conservatives have penned an open letter explaining why their election candidates will not be attending hustings events this month.

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ELECTIONS: Lib Dems on why they deserve a return to Adur District Council

Adur residents will go to the polls on May 3 to elect their latest batch of district councillors. The Herald has spoken to figures from every party fielding candidates to get their thoughts and priorities ahead of next month’s election. A new interview will be added every day – and today (Wednesday, April 18), by virtue of a random draw, the Liberal Democrats have their say.

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Nick Herbert with Arundel resident Stephen Nightingale

Arundel MP meets man with prostate cancer ahead of £75m funding

MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the government’s £75m funding boost to help thousands of men with prostate cancer get treatment earlier and faster.

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‘What matters to you’ survey launched by county council

A survey asking residents and businesses for their views on all services provided by West Sussex County Council has been launched.

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Fire crews battle a fire in Bognor in 2015. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Fire service ‘will have to continually evolve’

A four-year strategy outlining how West Sussex’s fire and rescue service will use its resources to protect the public has been published for six weeks of public consultation.

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Labour's Les Alden

ELECTIONS: Labour ‘prepared to form minority administration’ if Adur Tories lose majority

Adur residents will go to the polls on May 3 to elect their latest batch of district councillors. The Herald has spoken to figures from every party fielding candidates to get their thoughts and priorities ahead of next month’s election. A new interview will be added every day – and today (Tuesday, April 17), by virtue of a random draw, Labour kicks off our coverage.

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Tim Loughton MP was among those who attended the event

MP ‘likely breached’ Data Protection Act over sharing UKIP councillor’s Lancing Beach Green survey remarks

An MP ‘likely’ breached the Data Protection Act after sharing a UKIP councillor’s survey remarks with Lancing Parish Council.

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UKIP's Gloria Eveleigh

UKIP urged Labour to stand aside in Adur poll after ‘helping’ Labour win by-election

UKIP figures urged Labour not to contest a Lancing election next month in return for stepping aside to help defeat the Tories last year, emails seen by the Herald have shown.

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Work at Brooklands Lake. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Brooklands dredging completed as contractors praised for tackling challenging conditions

Dredging of Brooklands Lake has been completed after workers battled against poor weather to carry out the popular venue’s overdue revitalisation.

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Councillor Emma Evans by the charging post

‘Renting land enables me to stand again’, election candidate who moved away states

An Adur District Council election candidate who moved away from the district said she qualifies to seek re-election because she rents land in the area.

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ELECTION BULLETIN: Labour and Tories clash as campaigning officially begins

Adur and Worthing residents will go to the polls on May 3 in the latest round of local elections.

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Shoreham Centre

Opposition hopes as Adur set to go to polls

Adur District Council opposition parties will hope to make gains on the Conservatives in next month’s elections as the ruling party teeters close to losing its overall majority.

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The Shoreham Centre, where Adur council meetings are held

Adur District Council bucking gender pay gap trend

Women working at Adur District Council are paid more per hour on average than men, a gender pay gap report has revealed.

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Children in care braced for 1,370% leisure fee increase

Children in care are facing a 1,370 per cent hike in the annual fee to access Worthing leisure centres after a charitable trust said their cut-price discount was unsustainable.

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Lib Dems Daniel Purchese, Morwen Millson, and James Walsh outside County Hall. They succesfully persuaded committee members to call for the Tory-led West Sussex County Council to pause a new crowdfunding model for community projects.

‘Outrageous’ charge on crowdfunded community project applications

A five per cent charge on West Sussex community projects using a new crowdfunding model has been described as ‘absolutely outrageous’ by Lib Dem councillors.

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Capita has a ten-year contract with West Sussex County Council which started in 2012

Problems with council’s Capita contract ‘not small hiccups’

A contract outsourcing West Sussex County Council’s back-office functions is ‘failing to provide as good or better services’, according to opposition members.

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Laurence Taylor, assistant chief constable at Sussex Police, at last week's performance and accountability meeting

Sussex police officers trained to respond to nerve agent attack

Around 100 Sussex Police officers are specifically trained to respond to a chemical or biological incident.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Longer summer opening hours at rubbish tips

West Sussex rubbish tips are set to have their summer opening hours increased from the start of April.

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