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LETTER: A new shopping centre please

Our city centre is dying. And the latest small business to close is one that cannot and will not be replaced.

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LETTER: Money needed to be spent

It is surprising to read a Liberal Democrat spokesman of all people decrying the £3.3 million spent on democratising the important local decision of upgrading the A27 around Chichester.

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On the left is the Duke of Monmouth mounted on a white steed. He was an illegitimate son of Charles II who made claim to the English throne. His rebellion failed and the Duke was tried for treason and executed. On the right a highwayman is depicted at his business. Robert Congden became such a man after deserting from Monmouths army.

Sussex highwayman’s Dutch connection to rebel Duke

Robert Congden was born into a well-off Midhurst family in 1662.

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LETTER: Disappointed by the breakfast

Today I had the occasion to visit St Richard’s Hospital for a routine blood test.

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LETTER: Option will stop our access

A discreet consultation in the usual manner of Linden Homes and Miller Homes with the ready assistance of district and county councillors is in progress.

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LETTER: Astonished by new houses

Driving round the Chichester area I am astonished how much new housing is currently being built and therefore question the need for another 2,000 plus at Pagham.

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LETTER: Residents are forgotten few

Still I see on ADC’s plan that the two southern exit/entry points are proposed to rejoin the original A29 being just north of the Robin Hood Premier Inn in Shripney.

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LETTER: Arun residents are missed out

I was delighted to read in your paper of councillor Goldsmith’s initiative to resurrect the A27 Chichester by-pass project through a Community Workshop.

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LETTER: Will of people doesn’t count

Despite the frequently repeated assertions by Government ministers, including the Prime Minister, that ‘the result of the referendum was clear. It was legitimate’, it is patently obvious that this mantra does not apply to members of Arun District Council.

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LETTER: Highway plans ‘beggar belief’

‘Motor Cycle News’ describes the A285 route between Petworth and Halnaker as the most challenging and exciting stretch of road for motorcyclists in the country.

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LETTER: NHS and a desire to improve

We would like to thank you for your excellent coverage of the local NHS over the past six weeks.

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LETTER: No negative campaigning

I refer to the recent article under the heading Lib Dems are ‘obvious alternative to more of the same’ from Tories (Observer, March 30).

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LETTER: Hopes dashed once again

Last month I attended the county council meeting in Chichester. Also present in the public gallery was a group of students, accompanied by staff, from Woodlands Mead Special School.

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LETTER: Compensation for residents?

May I pose a question or two through your column with regards to the A259 North Bersted Relief Road - Felpham?

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LETTER: Dealing with consequences

It sometimes seems that our elected county council representatives spend much of their time dealing with the consequences of national government decisions.

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LETTER: A27 common sense is needed

I feel sure that wherever you live and whoever you are each one will feel a pang of disappointment that the bypass improvement around Chichester has to be abandoned for the timebeing.

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LETTER: Time to bring in traffic experts

Sarah Sharp is wrong. There was no week-long seminar of experts that led to a Peninsula-wide plan which included the Medmerry re-alignment.

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LETTER: A27 initiative is an opportunity

The Louise Goldsmith initiative, Build a Better A27, presents an opportunity to establish a public health workshop that could provide an invaluable input to the community working together.

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LETTER: Should be sent back to start

So, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has pulled the plug on the Chichester Bypass Improvement Scheme, blaming local councils for his decision.

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LETTER: Results are an interesting read

Well, well, so the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, has decided to pull the plug on funding for A27 improvements.

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