Local News

Business as usual on most Southern routes during RMT strike

GTR will be running a normal service on most Southern routes during the RMT’s strike on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 and 9 November.

A full Southern service will is planned except for the following:

· A limited West London line service will operate

Shoreham Airshow Crash - Legal Aid

26 months since the Shoreham Airshow crash and there have been no decisions on criminal charges, the coroner’s inquest has been delayed again and now the families of the victims have had their request for legal aid rejected.

PMQs - Shoreham Airshow Crash

Today at Prime Minister's Questions, I raised with the Prime Minister the situation of the families of Shoreham Airshow crash victims, who have been denied legal aid funding.

Growing Communities launch event

Please find attached a poster promoting the launch event for the Growing Communities project in Eastbrook.

Growing Communities is a partnership project between TCV and Adur & Worthing councils, which aims to improve communities health and well being.

RMT announce further strike action

Please see below a statement from GTR regarding the RMT’s announcement today about fresh industrial action on Southern services on 8 & 9 November (which would be the 37th and 38th RMT strike days on Southern):

GTR Update: Southern & Accessibility

At the beginning of this year, GTR finalised changes to the way they operate on their network – on many trains now the driver is in full control of the doors allowing the new role of on board supervisor (OBS) to spend more time with passengers.

Aslef announcement

I welcome the Aslef executive’s endorsement of the proposals GTR have negotiated to resolve the dispute. Negotiations have been concluded on pay, productivity and Driver Only Operation in a package that will now be put to a referendum of Aslef members.

Visit to The Protein Ball co.

Really impressed with my visit to The Protein Ball Co., lots of very contented staff producing this deliciously healthy snack in #Worthing.