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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

Worthing Children’s Parade

One of my favourite constituency events of the year is the Worthing Children’s Parade now in its 11th year and this time it was by far the biggest and best yet.

Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway resigns

The Go-Ahead Group plc (GOG) today announced that Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway, has tendered his resignation. He will remain in his post for a short period to oversee the development of a temporary timetable to address recent disruption to services.

School governor roundtables

Here are the minutes of the 2 roundtables which I held with chairs of governors from schools across East Worthing & Shoreham on May 17th and 25th May.

£30M for a Rough Sleeping Initiative

83 areas will share £30 million to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets and help them into accommodation, including £271,094 for Worthing. 

End of the line for GTR

Just when we thought GTR's train service had started, ever so slightly, to improve, or at least not deteriorate further, along comes this new timetable - a mess of epic proportions.

Investment in new school places

West Sussex will receive an additional £750,000 as a result of the special educational needs funding announced last week. Including the £215 funding for special educational needs announced last year, this brings West Sussex’s total new allocation to over £4,000,000.