‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

Capita has run services for West Sussex County Council since 2012

Capita to lose pensions administration service

Hampshire County Council is set to take over West Sussex County Council’s pensions administration service, which was outsourced in 2012.

Crawley Town Hall 01-08-17. Pic Steve Robards SR1717251 SUS-170108-160252001

Cabinet changes at Crawley Borough Council

A new cabinet has been appointed at Crawley Borough Council following an election earlier this month.

The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

Beth Norrell, Children's Minister MP, Nadhim Zahawi, Alana Lemarachel, Carley Greenwood

West Sussex young people in care and care leavers meet minister

Young people in care and care leavers from across West Sussex and neighbouring authorities were invited to London to meet the Government’s children’s minister to discuss their views and experiences of the system.

Lesley Gilbert, county council passenger transport planner, with a poster promoting the bus consultation

Give your views on West Sussex bus strategy

Views on a new bus strategy for West Sussex are being sought by the county council.

K2 Leisure Centre Crawley

More parking spaces for K2 Leisure Centre

More parking spaces are planned to be created at Crawley’s K2 Leisure Centre.

Deichmann's unit in Crawley's Queens Square is set to be taken over by Metro Bank (photo from Google Maps Street View).

Bank to replace relocating shoe shop in Queens Square

A bank is set to move into Crawley’s Queens Square, replacing a shoe shop due to relocate to County Mall.

Amanda Jupp. Member for Billingshurst and Cabinet Member for Adults and Health at West Sussex County Council SUS-170926-165939001

Number of day centres for adults with learning difficulties could be reduced

The number of day centres for adults with learning disabilities in West Sussex could be reduced as part of modernisation plans for adult social care services.

Plans for 98 flats next to Crawley College off Northgate Avenue

New plans for 98 flats next to Crawley College

Fresh plans for a block of 98 flats next to Crawley College have been submitted to the council.

Reform of rail fare regulations is being explored

Do train fares need simplifying?

A simpler and more flexible train ticket system could be delivered as part of proposals for ‘root and branch reform’ of countrywide rail fare regulations.

The Labour team celebrates

Elections update: Labour holds Crawley

Labour has retained control of Crawley Borough Council by the narrowest of margins.
UPDATE: Crawley Borough Council elections 2018

UPDATE: Crawley Borough Council elections 2018

Labour is on the verge of maintaining control of Crawley Borough Council.

Picture candidates and party members at the Ifield table

Crawley Borough Council election results

The two most hotly contested seats in the Crawley Borough Council election are believed to be on a knife edge between Labour and the Tories.

Crawley's election count

Counting underway as control of Crawley Borough Council at stake

Control of Crawley Borough Council is at stake today with counting underway following yesterday’s local election.

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd

COUNTY NEWS: Amber Rudd resigns as Home Secretary

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary this evening (Sunday April 29) according to national reports.

Southern service

MPs: Southern rail franchise a ‘multi-faceted shambles’

The operation of the Southern and Thameslink franchise has been a ‘multi-faceted shambles causing untold misery for passengers’, according to a Parliamentary committee.

Firefighters attending an incident in 2015. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Fears fire engine crewing could be cut to ‘unsafe’ levels

Fears crewing of fire engines in West Sussex could be cut to ‘unsafe’ levels have been expressed by opposition county councillors.

One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

Top tips during ‘spring surge’ at rubbish tips

A ‘spring surge’ at West Sussex’s rubbish tips has prompted the county council to issue five top tips about using the sites.

A Thameslink service. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Times for every Southern and Thameslink service to change

The biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history affecting Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services will be introduced next month.

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