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Category Archives: Worthing East

‘We are not all in it together’ says Worthing Lib Dem leader Alan Rice

Close on 60% rise proposed for Leader of Worthing Borough Council In a report to be considered this Thursday is a proposal to raise the allowance for Worthing Borough Council (WBC) Leader Paul Yallop by close on 60%.  The proposal comes when Worthing Borough Council staff are expected to accept a zero rate increase in view of central government cut […]

Bearder urges action over elephant slaughter

Catherine Bearder  MEP for South-East England has condemned authorities “turning a blind eye” to elephant slaughter which is fuelling a global ivory trade. Catherine addressed the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Denmark last week and said more must be done to stop the flow of Ivory into the […]

A personal call for help from Don’t Cut Us Out campaign

We have just a few days to collect 3,000 signatures for the Don’t Cut Us Out Petition to bring Tory West Sussex Councillors face-to-face with the consequences of the savage cuts they have imposed in care support on the disabled and elderly and force a debate at the Full Council Meeting on July 20. Can we […]

How to communicate with disabled children

A special event giving parents the opportunity to try out different ways to communicate with their disabled children and young people takes place in West Sussex this month. ‘Let’s All Communicate’ has been organised by West Sussex County Council’s Short Breaks for Disabled Children team. It takes place on Monday June 25, from 9.30am to […]

Bowles backs campaign for fairer and sustainable fishing

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for South-East England, is backing Greenpeace’s new fishing campaign by becoming a ‘Fisherman’s Friend’. Like Sharon, Greenpeace is campaigning for a fairer allocation of ‘catch quota’, most of which is given by the UK government to big fishing companies called ‘Producer Organisations’. Consequently, inshore fishermen in the South […]

“Crisis resolution – both comedy and tragedy” – Sharon Bowles MEP

Today (6 June) the European Commission published the Bank Crisis Management Directive, Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for South-East England, who chairs the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, welcomed the long overdue proposals but fears current events may take over. The European Parliament called for crisis management and resolution as part […]

More must be done to reduce fuel poverty

Families still battling to keep down the cost of energy bills despite a drop in the number of homes in fuel poverty, Catherine Bearder South-East England MEP has found that the number of households in fuel poverty fell from 5.5m households in 2009 to 4.75m in 2010, but according to the 2012 Annual Report on […]

West Sussex Two-year-olds to get early years education boost

Thousands of two-year-olds will get free early years education in the South East, the Government has announced. West Sussex  is to be allocated 1500 new places under the scheme. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced a shake-up of the system which is aimed at helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds and around 18,200 two-year-olds in the South […]

Lib Dems slam state of Pot-hole repairs and Grass cutting in West Sussex

Liberal Democrats have criticised West Sussex County Council for the poor standard of pot hole repairs and grass cutting across West Sussex. Deputy group leader Dr James Walsh said at the 1 June Policy & Resources Select Committee; “We are told that the wet weather has caused the grass to grow quickly, and to make […]