News April-June 2003

Worthing will host November Downs inquiry
The public inquiry called to decide whether the South Downs should be designated a national park will take place at Worthing. It is due to start in November and expected to last 12 to 18 months. A pre-inquiry meeting will take place at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, on July 7 starting at 2pm.

www.planning-inspectorate.gov.uk/southdowns

(Argus 29 April 03)

Graffiti storm over NTL
NTL has been sharply criticised for failing to remove graffiti from its green roadside boxes. In February, Councillor Sheila Player, leader of Worthing Borough Council, wrote to NTL. Two months later, NTL has still not replied. WBC have invested heavily in an enhanced graffiti removal service reducing the level of graffiti on both public and private property. However, this good work is being undermined by the extremely poor condition of NTL street equipment.
(Argus Sentinel 25 Apr 03)

What’s in a village name?
Unpronounceable, bizarre and bordering on the obscene. The A-Z of Sussex features a selection of hamlets and villages with some of the most amusing names in Britain. Try telling your friends in London you’ve just bought a pad in Burpham, Pease Pottage or Fulking without cracking a smile. And Knob Mill, Lickfold and Upper Dicker are bound to provoke sniggers from those unfamiliar with the county’s charms. But the Penguin Dictionary Of British Place Names, published yesterday, aims to shine a light on the history and meanings behind these gems.
(Argus 25 Apr 03)

Henry VIII at Arundel Castle
A film on Henry VIII to be shown on ITV in the Autumn will show 10 minutes of scenes at Arundel Castle. Watch out for this.
(Worthing Advertiser 23 April 03)

FPA says ASDA research is nonsense
Asda, which is expecting its multi-million pound scheme for a new store to go before borough planners in May, has produced research which states the majority of people in Worthing are in favour of the proposed store on grounds at Worthing College. The Field Place Residents’ Association (FPA) describes the campaigners as being motivated by “understandable self interest” and that local people remain opposed to the scheme.
(Argus 23 Apr 03)

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