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Calls to exempt care leavers from council tax up to 25

Care leavers in West Sussex could be exempt from council tax up to the age of 25 as part of proposals being considered.

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Kris Dorney and members of The Academy of Gym (TAG), which has been refused planning permission for a base in Sidlesham.

‘A blow’ to gym club as plans denied for Sidlesham base

Despite hundreds of supporters, a gym club has lost its bid to create a base for training young gymnasts in Sidlesham.

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Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway, speaking at the House of Commons Transport Select Committtee in 2016 (from parliament.tv). SUS-160507-111900001

Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

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Residents against a Sunday ban on cycling in Chichester city centre's pedestrian precinct pictured in March

Sunday ban ‘not a vendetta against cyclists’

A new ban on cycling through Chichester city centre’s pedestrian precinct on Sundays is ‘not a vendetta’ according to its supporters.

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Female county councillors outside County Hall in February wearing rosettes to mark 100 years since legislation was passed giving some women the vote for the first time in the UK

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups were made at County Hall last week.

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Oving parish councillors Elizabeth Smith and Sjoerd Schuyleman give the thumbs down to today's committee decision

Bid to save Oving’s traffic lights narrowly rejected by councillors

The fight to save Oving’s traffic lights is set to continue despite councillors narrowly rejecting plans to keep them in place.

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A statue of Admiral Sir George Murray and Lord Nelson is planned for Chichester (photo submitted).

New funding bid for statue of ‘true Chichester hero’

A new funding bid for a statue to commemorate a ‘true Chichester hero’ is set to be submitted.

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Oving traffic lights back on the agenda

A bid to retain Oving’s traffic lights is set to be discussed by councillors again this week.

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Running cost of Novium Museum to council is £555,000 a year

The annual cost of running the Novium Museum and Chichester’s tourist information service is more than £550,000, it has been revealed.

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‘We can now demonstrate a more consistent picture of what community wants for A27’

Agreed submissions for Government funding to improve the A27 at Chichester mean local authorities can ‘demonstrate a more consistent picture of what the community wants’, according to one council leader.

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Council leader responds to House of Fraser store closure plans

The leader of Chichester District Council has responded to House of Fraser announcing it will close its store in the city.

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Aerial view of the A27

District council backs new northern bypass as preferred option for A27

A new mitigated northern bypass has been backed by the majority of Chichester district councillors as a preferred option for the A27 at Chichester.

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The new pool side, with the new two-storey building, housing a hall, gym and cafe

Arundel Lido expansion plans put to committee

Plans to improve Arundel Lido and bring a public gym to the town will be considered by South Downs National Park Authority.

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Aerial view of the A27 at Chichester

Mitigated northern route is ‘best long term solution’ for A27

A new mitigated northern route is the ‘best long term solution’ for the A27 at Chichester, according to members of a campaign group.

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Rob and Dawn Bunker, owners of Fenwick's Cafe in Priory Park

Fenwick’s Café ‘overwhelmed’ by support for plans to remain in Priory Park after 2020

The owners of Fenwick’s Café have described being ‘amazed and overwhelmed’ by support for their plans to stay put in Priory Park beyond 2020.

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Queuing traffic on the A27 at Chichester

Council ‘out of touch’ by selecting northern bypass as preferred option for A27

West Sussex County Council has been described as being ‘out of touch’ by selecting a mitigated northern route as its preferred option for the A27 at Chichester.

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The 1937 site layout for Chidham Harbour Estate.'Supporting document for planning application 18/00900/ELD.

Anger at house plan dating from 1937

Outcry has followed a proposal to build a home the applicant is claiming was given planning permission in 1937.

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Aerial view of A27 at Chichester

County council’s A27 approach aims to ‘maximise community consensus’

West Sussex County Council’s decision to select a mitigated northern route as its preferred option with a full southern route as a reasonable alternative is based on its aim to ‘maximise consensus with the community’.

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Aerial view of the A27 at Chichester

BREAKING NEWS: County council backs mitigated northern route as preferred option

A new mitigated northern route for the A27 at Chichester has been backed as West Sussex County Council’s preferred option.

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Fenwick's Cafe in Priory Park

‘Result’ for Fenwick’s Café as Priory Park plans put on hold

The intention of Fenwick’s Café to stay put after 2020 received a boost this week as council plans for Priory Park were put on hold.

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