Council tax rise approved by West Sussex County Council

A council tax rise of 4.95 per cent including the two per cent social care levy has been approved by the Tory-led West Sussex County Council.

Councillors Val Turner and Dave Simmons, of the Adur & Worthing Safer Communities Partnership, have raised concerns about proposed cuts to its funding.

Cuts to community safety partnership funding for Adur and Worthing

Cuts to funding for community safety partnership (CSP) work across Adur and Worthing have been described as ‘unwelcome’ by councillors.

Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

Tim Loughton MP gave a second reading of his bill in the House of Commons today. Photo: Parliament TV

MP’s bill would address ‘unintended but glaring inequality’

The MP for East Worthing and Shoreham has told the House of Commons that his private member’s bill, which he said would make family agreements ‘fit for the twenty first century’, had received ‘widespread support’.

Deborah Urquhart cabinet member for the environment at West Sussex County Council

Permits for vans and trailers at rubbish tips

West Sussex’s rubbish tip service ‘was not broken but now is’ one Lib Dem councillor has claimed as permits are set to be introduced.

Tim Loughton

MP’s Civil Partnerships Bill is published

A private member’s bill put forward by the MP for East Worthing and Shoreham has been published.

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced funding to unlock new housing schemes across Sussex

Funding to unlock new Sussex housing schemes

New funding to unlock housing schemes across Sussex has been announced by the Government today (Thursday February 1).

Picture supplied by Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce SUS-180130-095653001

Success stories lined up for Better Business Show

An annual business event featuring networking, business support and keynote speakers is taking place tomorrow (Thursday, January 31).


Lancing IKEA plans: one year on

It is one year since Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced plans to open its first Sussex store, with Lancing’s New Monks Farm the location.

Southern train

Southern remains worst in country for passenger satisfaction

Southern’s passenger satisfaction remains the worst in the country despite significantly improving its score over the past year, according to new survey results.

A major Government programme has been helping extend access to superfast broadband across the UK

Sussex’s access to superfast broadband below South East average

Access to superfast broadband in Sussex is above the national average but below the figure for the South East, according to new data.


Government clamp down on 'dodgy' private parking operators

New legal protections from private parking operators have been announced today.
Chichester MP Gillian Keegan speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on patient travel times for cancer treatment (photo from Parliament.tv).

Travel for cancer treatment ‘gruelling’ for patients

The need for cancer treatment services in West Sussex to cut down journey times for patients has been raised in Parliament by one MP.

Nathan Elvery chief executive at West Sussex County Council SUS-160627-165751001

Chief executive paid £47,500 relocation allowance

West Sussex County Council’s chief executive received a relocation allowance of £47,500 on top of his six-figure salary after being appointed.


Parking impasse sees major Worthing bowls tournament cancelled

A parking impasse between bowlers and a council has spelled the end of a major bowls tournament in Worthing after nearly 90 years.

Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s council tax increase plan agreed

A council tax increase of 7.8 per cent proposed by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been backed by a scrutiny group today (Friday January 19).

Capita provide back-office functions for West Sussex County Council

Council insources Capita back office staff

Several back office functions outsourced by West Sussex County Council to a private company are set to be brought back in-house.

Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council

County council proposing 4.95 per cent tax rise

The future of vital services will be at risk if government does not take a long term view on local authority funding was the warning issued by West Sussex County Council today as it announced a proposed 4.95 per cent increase in its share of the council tax.

Southern remain bottom for customer satisfaction in an annual rail survey run by Which?

Southern remains bottom for customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction with Southern services is the lowest nationally for the third straight year, according to results from a new survey.

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