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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‘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.

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.

Plans to redevelop Gatwick Airport's railway station have been submitted

Transformation plans for Gatwick Airport’s railway station

The transformation of Gatwick Airport’s railway station has moved a step closer as plans have now been submitted.

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Candidates for Crawley Borough Council election revealed

The candidates for next month’s Crawley Borough Council election have been revealed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The public are set to be consulted on a plan for the fire and rescue service over the next four years from next month

Potential headline changes to fire service ‘do not shine through’ in new plan

‘Potential headline changes and cuts’ to West Sussex’s fire and rescue service ‘do not shine through’ in a new four year strategy, according to Lib Dem councillors.

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Refusal of 75 flats at Zurich House upheld on appeal

A council decision to refuse plans to demolish Southgate’s Zurich House and build 75 has been upheld on appeal.

Fresh plans for The Gatwick School

Gatwick free school’s second bid for permanent permission

A Crawley free school has submitted its second bid to secure permanent planning permission for its current home.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne

Revealed: Thousands of homes set for Sussex – but police won’t be claiming a penny to help them cope with growth

Thousands of homes could be built across Sussex without police claiming a penny of funds they are entitled to.

Nicholas Soames MP spoke out on the issue today. Picture: Derek Martin

‘Substantial and active response to Russian aggression’ needed, MP Soames says

Midsussex MP Nicholas Soames has called on the Prime Minister to act urgently following the poisoning on the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

The public are set to be consulted on a plan for the fire and rescue service over the next four years from next month

Fire service to ‘concentrate on preventing serious incidents from occurring’

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s strategy for the next four years is set to be scrutinised by councillors later this week.

Southern train

Southern guards hold 40th day of strike action

The latest 24-hour strike by Southern staff began this morning, marking the 40th day of industrial action in the last two years (Monday March 12).


VIDEO: How long does it take to fill a pothole?

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to fill a pothole?

High speed rail link proposals between Gatwick and Heathrow

High speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow proposed

A high speed rail link between airports at Gatwick and Heathrow has been proposed by a group of London-based engineering consultants.

Prime Minister Theresa May pictured last month. Today she delivered a speech on changes to national planning policy

New developments need to boost ‘affordable home ownership’

Housing for families on waiting lists could be sacrificed in new developments in favour of making home ownership more affordable as part of Government planning reforms.

UK Youth Parliament in 2015 (photo courtesy of Parliament).

Youth parliament and cabinet elections underway

Voting is open for this year’s Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament elections.

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