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Talent Within You 

Talent Within You enables children between 10 and 16 years old to discover and nurture their talent.

• Talent Workshops from October - coaching to help kids discover and nurture their talent, opening up opportunities for internships and apprenticeships

Update from Govia Thameslink and Network Rail

Please find below the latest update from GTR and Network Rail:

Interim timetable 15th July

Details of a new interim timetable to provide a more reliable service for Thameslink and Great Northern passengers have been published today.

Declassify first class carriages at peak times

I was pleased to receive a letter from the Transport Minister, Jo Johnson explaining the actions the government are taking to sort out the fiasco caused by GTR and Network Rail's handling of the new timetable implementation.

Eco, Young & Engaged (E.Y.E.) Project 2018 - 11th Eco Summit

The 11th Annual Worthing & Adur Eco Summit for the EYE (Eco, Yung & Engaged) project I set up in 2008 was the biggest and best yet with no fewer than 315 pupils from 27 schools enjoying a day at Worthing High School learning about environmental best practice.

School places meeting at CLC

Meanwhile there was a good turnout of parents from Adur to hear from local councillors and county council education officers about the allocation of secondary school places from 2019.

Visit to Esteem

Over the weekend I visited Esteem located at The Old School House on Ham Road.

GTR explain timetable failure

Nick Brown, GTR's Chief Operating Officer has written a letter to MPs explaining why GTR failed so badly to deliver the new timetable. I will let you make your own judgement on their defence, suffice it to say that I do not believe there is much defence from either GTR or Network Rail.

New Monks Farm planning meeting date announced

The date for the planning committee meeting to decide on the proposed New Monks Farm development to include 600 new homes and an Ikea has been announced: 

Date: Wednesday 18th July 

Time: 7pm

Location: Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Upper Boundstone Lane, Somtping, BN15 9QZ