Horsham Lib Dems call for rail fare freeze

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the annual increase in rail fares to be cancelled, a move which would save commuters in Horsham around £68.74 next year, according to the Party's analysis.

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What really happened on Rookwood?

The threat to Rookwood has been making headlines of the wrong sort for the Conservatives. There is huge controversy over plans being drawn up in secrecy, with no public consultation. Cabinet attempts to deny this are becoming increasingly economical with the truth.

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Government U-turn doesn't resolve exams mess

The Government has made a U-turn and will now revert to teacher assessed grades rather than an algorithm designed to moderate them.

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HDC’s first Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) open for consultation

Horsham Liberal Democrats welcome the publishing of HDC’s first draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). We now encourage residents to read and comment on the potential improvements, but also to flag what is missing from this draft.

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Horsham Liberal Democrats urge re-think on A-Level results

The debacle surrounding last week’s A-Level results – and possibly this week’s GCSE results – can only be resolved by going back to the teacher assessments and awarding those Teacher-assessed grades to all students.

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Until Further Notice - Horsham Household Waste Recycling Centre now open daily 09.00 - 18.00

Following a fire at the Crawley Waste Recycling Centre a couple of weeks ago, West Sussex County Council has announced that the Horsham Waste Recycling Centre will open daily until further notice. This may make Tuesdays and Wednesdays marginally quieter than other days, as not everyone will be aware of the change.

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“Simply not acceptable” - Social Care workers are left out of public sector pay rise

The Horsham Liberal Democrats were astounded to learn that the Government has omitted nurses and social care workers from the public sector pay rise that was announced by Rishi Sunak last week.

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All party support for an emergency HDC budget

The alarming state of Horsham District Council’s finances was laid bare in an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council on 23rd July. The COVID-19 pandemic has been expensive to fight. This year HDC is expected to have a shortfall of between £5 million and £9 million. But it’s the loss of income going forward that’s most dangerous to services, with a potential permanent £3 million gap in revenue.

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Lib Dems support plans to open up town centre roads to pedestrians

We welcome WSCC’s announcement to open up several Horsham town centre roads to pedestrians between 10:30am and 10:30pm. These temporary measures will make it easier for businesses, especially restaurants, to put out tables and operate safely on the highway. It will also allow for pedestrians to maintain social distance with greater ease, reducing the risk of infection.

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Last call for Senior Railcards for pensioners

Act quickly, and you can still apply for a council funded Senior Rail card instead of a bus pass, giving you a third off all rail trips. This choice is available to anyone who has reached their 66th birthday by 31st October 2020.

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