Network Rail & Govia announce 18 Days of Rail Closures in 2018 & 2019

Rail passengers across Sussex are being urged to plan ahead as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ upgrade to the southern end of the Brighton Main Line was announced today by Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

The work in October 2018 and February 2019 is a key part of a £300m government-funded programme to tackle delay hotspots and boost the reliability of the railway in the south east, cutting delays and providing a better, more reliable rail service to the 300,000 passengers who travel on the Brighton Main Line each day.

From Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October 2018 and from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February 2019, no trains will run between Three Bridges and Brighton or between Three Bridges and Lewes.

The unprecedented access provided by these planned closures will allow Network Rail engineers to renew and upgrade a stretch of railway that is responsible for more delays to Southern and Thameslink passengers than any other.

Please click on the link for more information.

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/feeds/passengers-advised-to-plan-ahead-as-brighton-main-line-rail-improvement-project-is-announced-for-october-2018-and-february-2019/

 

 

 

 

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Balcombe Parish Council Response

Herewith the Balcombe Parish Council response to the Mid Sussex District Plan – Main Modifications Consultation.    Please click on the link:-

BPC Response District Plan Main Modifications Consultation Nov 17

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Environmental Permit application for Lower Stumble Farm Hydrocarbon Exploration Site, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JH

Please click on the links below to see the Briefing Notes and Balcombe Parish Council’s response:-

Cuadrilla Balcombe environmental permit application 2017

Parish Council EA objection with attachments 25-04-17

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Balcombe Neighbourhood Plan

NP Referendum Result

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Half Moon Community Interest Group

“Save the Half Moon Balcombe Community Interest Group” is an unincorporated subscription free membership group consisting of Balcombe residents who are committed to see the Half Moon Pub in Balcombe remain as a public house and serving the village.

If you are interested in getting involved please read the attached letter (click on the link below):-

Half Moon open letter 15.8.16

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Annual Return

Final

The Annual Return 15/16 has  now been signed off by the External Auditor and can be viewed by clicking the following link:-

Audited Annual Return 15-16

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Notice of Referendum

A referendum will be held on Thursday 1st September 2016 to decide the question below:

Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Balcombe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood plan area?

The formal notice can be viewed here.Balcombe NOR

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